U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday extended the executive order signed in May 2019, declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from doing business with telecom equipment made by firms posing a national security threat risk. A move took to outcast the telecom giant Huawei from the US markets (Reuters).
According to the source, the U.S. Commerce Department could also extend Huawei’s temporary license that is set to expire on Friday. The extension will allow Huawei to continue its business with U.S. firms.
Huawei has already received a series of extensions in its temporary license and last extended on April 1.
In May 2019, the US commerce department added Huawei into the U.S. Entity List, to bar its supplies and business with the American companies or the companies that use US-driven technologies.
Following this announcement, Huawei is forced to cut its ties with an important US company – Google, which resulted in a lack of Google Mobile Services into Huawei smartphones and other Android-powered devices.
However, Huawei didn’t stop releasing new smartphones, as it adopted the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) version of Android and strengthening Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to stand as an alternative to Google Mobile Services (GMS).
Aside from the software, Huawei also cannot import chip supplies for its network and server devices. On the other hand, Huawei started manufacturing most of them on its own or from alternative sources.
Currently, US commerce has not commented on this matter but the extension in the Entity List means that the US government likely to pose even bigger challenges for Huawei until May 2021.
Huawei is focusing on survival and development: Founder
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei has been discussing his company’s current difficulties on a lot of forums and interviews since 2019. The 76 years old Huawei leader has spotlight his company’s capability and the challenges posed by the U.S. sanctions.
Recently, the Huawei community China has published one of Ren’s recent speeches for the company’s employees. He said Huawei is in a time of strategic survival and development. The Chinese tech maker must further strengthen its mind and dare to attract the best talents around the globe.
Moreover, the founder reveals that Huawei wants to inspire for good and achieve good results. Therefore, it must have to actively embrace outstanding talents from different countries and races strengthen the acquisition and use the interdisciplinary talents to continue to innovate new technologies.
“In the past two years, we have increased the recruitment of overseas students. Now we must pay attention to the acquisition of high nose’ talents and give more budgets to overseas research institutes.” said Ren.
He also added that the company must have to find a way to get outstanding talents. He also gave an example of how people from other countries and working in the United States and Europe. Therefore, Huawei can also attract those talents and attract them to work in China at Huawei.
(Via – Ithome)
Huawei released ‘MeeTime Space’ feature
The smartphone-maker Huawei offers a bunch of system apps for its devices including MeeTime. This is one of the most popular applications among them. It has a bunch of exciting features with HarmonyOS capabilities that made the video calling more fun.
Meanwhile, the Chinese phone maker continuously improving this app and provide more features. In the latest edition, it has released the latest 22.214.171.1246 version update for Huawei MeeTime users that has brought a new feature called “MeeTime Space”.
Now, it’s time to explore this new feature-
New Huawei MeeTime Space Feature:
After installing the 126.96.36.1996 update users can spot this new feature on their respective devices. It will allow them to share mood dynamics with their associates. It’s a similar feature the can be found on WeChat Moments.
At the same time, users can also build exclusive group spaces gathering at one place with the allies who have the same kinds of things to share with you.
About Huawei MeeTime:
Huawei’s MeeTime is a video calling application that comes pre-installed on Huawei devices in the supported regions. It supports HD voice and video calls on various screen sizes that include smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and smart screens.
In addition, it offers a bunch of handy features such as call diversion, lo-light enhancement, beauty mode, screen sharing, and 360-degree background switching, and more. However, it’s only active in few counties at present, but the company will add support for the remaining regions soon.
Huawei strengthens cooperation with Indonesia cyber security
Huawei is deepening its collaboration with Indonesia cyber security and provide its knowledge and resources to empower local security arrangements. On 28th September, Huawei Indonesia, BSSN (National Cyber Security Agency), and IT Del Information Technology Institute carried out the signing ceremony in Jakarta.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Indonesia Mr. Chen Min, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Liu Hongyun, and Minister of Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordination Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan marked the collaboration agreement.
Since 2019, the Chinese giant and Indonesian cyber security have jointly conducted a number of activities including training, web seminars, and some collective project. To date, more than 7,000 employees of government and civil sectors have attended and receive benefits from it.
During the signing ceremony, Indonesian Minister emphasizes that Huawei’s powerful and advanced technologies are quite popular in the country. Simultaneously, it’s working to contribute to the country’s digital infrastructure, and talents to welcome the green and smart future.
On the other hand, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei deems that Indonesia has a great potential for promoting “intelligentization” in everyday operations. Furthermore, the 5G, AI, wireless, and radar technologies are applicable in filed such as coal mines to higher safety standards. Moreover, the Chinese tech firm acknowledges the country’s long-term support for the team.
About Huawei Indonesia Branch:
Huawei took 21 years in reaching from five employees to 2000 plus in Indonesia. At present, 90% of its employees are Indonesian which is the main reason behind its popularity in the country. The company has opened an “I Do” project series focused on different aspects. It mainly includes,
- Society Welfare Project- I Do Care
- Public-Private Project- I Do Collaborate
- Digital Talent Project- I Do Contribute
- AI Technology Project– I Do Create
In particular, the I Do Contribute project aims to refine about 100,000 local digital talents by 2025. It’ll empower and made a solid framework for Indonesia in terms of skills, talents, and resources in advanced ICT technologies.