Microsoft has been granted a license by the US government to continue exporting it’s software to the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker and the second-largest smartphone maker, Huawei.
It’s been a few months since Huawei was put on the entity list by the Trump administration over national security concerns preventing US businesses from dealing with the tech giant Huawei.
Recently the US government has starting issuing licenses to companies in the US to deal with the Chinese Tech Giant. Microsoft being one of the big tech Giants to recently get the license to deal. It’s mainly because the US wants to sign other trade deals with China so it’s moving towards ending the trade war.
Over 300 license requests have been received so far including from Microsoft according to a US official and over half of them have already been processed.
Although there is still no confirmation over whether Google has been granted a license to deal with Huawei. Google is remaining quiet about it.
However, Microsoft has been granted the license to deal with the company issuing the Chinese tech giant it’s software licenses. A spokesperson for Microsoft has said:
On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei. We appreciate the Department’s action in response to our request,
However, some US senators are urging the government to stop issuing these licenses over security concerns. There is a long way to go before things get back to normal for Huawei.
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