The U.S. government has temporarily lifted trade restrictions imposed last week on Huawei, a move pointed at minimizing disturbance for its customers. The US has given temporary permission for the company, restoring its ability to operate existing networks and provide software updates to devices.
The license is set to expire on August 19, 2019, which is 90 days from today. The US said it will evaluate whether to continue the exemptions beyond 90 days.
Well, the temporary permission will buy time for Huawei to operate somewhat regularly and reduce the load on consumers and businesses that currently work with the company.
It directly means that the Chinese company will be able to keep sending software updates to its phones for at least 90 days despite an effective sales ban in the US.
According to Reuters, the license allows Huawei to take action “necessary to provide service and support, including software updates or patches, to existing Huawei handsets that were available to the public on or before May 16, 2019.” The license will also allow Huawei to maintain its existing network equipment, and to receive security vulnerability disclosures.
The world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker is still banned from buying American parts and components to manufacture new products without license approvals that likely will be rejected.