Sep 19, 2019

Huawei: Microsoft president seeks resolution to tech ban

Microsoft's president has called on the US to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company's computers. "We're one of a number of companies that has applied with the US Commerce department so that we can continue to provide our software operating system to Huawei for devices like laptops." US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in July his department would issue licences to exempt companies from the ban on selling technology to Huawei, as long as there was no "Threat to US national security". This would not have affected a separate order from US President Donald Trump that effectively banned Huawei from selling 5G equipment to US telecom networks. BBC News has learned it will instead pre-install the Huawei Mobile Service suite of software on the Mate 30 handset, providing in-house alternatives to Google's products.

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