Ban On Huawei Lifted Again
General License Extension Granted To Chinese Telecom Giant
An existing temporary license for equipment and services provided by Chinese tech giant Huawei was set to expire Monday, Nov. 18. Local cell provider Nemont Telephone Cooperative, Inc., would have been impacted by a permanent ban on the use of Huawei technology.
“The Temporary General License extension will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of the United States who would otherwise be left in the dark,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement Monday.
The reprieve is the third 90-day extension of the license, which is now set to expire in February.
Huawei made the “Entity List,” a trade blacklist preventing American companies from doing business with Chinese entities, in May. Huawei is the largest telecom company in the world.