Huawei technologies has been under serious attack/threats from Washington since a couple of years now, with the US warning that the Chinese giant’s smartphones and networking gear could be Trojan horses for Chinese spies, though the Chinese firm has repeatedly denied such claims. The States issued stern warnings to allies to steer clear of Huawei, but the threat was on May 15th taken to the extreme when President Donald Trump forbade American firms from transacting with Huawei.
Google first released its missile on Huawei when it withdrew Huaweis access to Android services, followed by Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, and Arm. The Chinese giant earlier this week was also barred from being a member of the SD Association , and now, the company has also been relieved of its membership in the Wi-Fi Alliance. The ban is temporary, and while it doesn’t mean the firm company can not more make Wi-Fi products anymore, it does mean Huawei will no longer have an influence on where Wi-Fi technology is going.
Read the full statement below;
Wi-Fi Alliance is fully complying with the recent U.S. Department of Commerce order without revoking Huawei Technologies membership. Wi-Fi Alliance has temporarily restricted Huawei Technologies participation in Wi-Fi Alliance activities covered by the order.”
Huawei has been granted a three month succor by the Commerce department until August 19, after which the company will fully enter the bad book of all its partners if a deal isn’t reached until then. President Trump in a statement on Friday floated the idea of using the Chinese tech firm as leverage in the ongoing trade negotiations with China, so Huawei’s fate partly lie on the willing from Beijing to initiate discussion between both countries.