We have seen how Huawei has been under the radar from the last few years because of having strong connections with the Chinese government. There were accusations that the company is being run by the state and it was also said that the company is sharing data with the Chinese government.
This was obviously a problem because Huawei phones are available everywhere and just not in China. So if the allegations of data sharing with the Chinese government were accurate, it meant the company was letting China spy on international Huawei customers.
Now, we have not had any proof that Huawei is really controlled by China but there are some documents which show that the company has links with the Chinese military.
Having said that, we don’t know what changed between then and now because we now have reports of restrictions on Huawei being eased by the US government. If you were someone who questioned the ban on Huawei earlier, you have every right to know why the ban has been partially lifted right now.
According to an official statement from the US authorities, it is said that “The United States will not cede leadership in global innovation. The department is committed to protecting US national security and foreign policy interests by encouraging US industry to fully engage and advocate for US technologies to become international standards”.
However, it is worth noting that the US companies will only be allowed to work with Huawei on their 5G network meaning that the things are as it is when it comes to Huawei Android phones. So we are unlikely to see Android phones being sold by Huawei anytime soon with Google support.
It looks likely that Huawei’s research on 5G has been strong which is why the US signed this rule change for the company “to share its expertise when it comes to 5G standards”.