IIJ, the sale of Huawei products after the words of Trump

13/07/2019

Other major Japanese cellular carriers including NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank Corp. currently have no plans to sell the new Huawei devices

 

Huawei begins to make its way again among the world operators. In particular, the Japanese network operator Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) announced the sale of new Huawei smartphones. The news is particularly interesting, calculating that this was announced days after US President Trump reported that he would ease export restrictions on the Chinese company.

In particular, on June 29th Trump tweeted, at the request of American technology companies and the Chinese government, “I agreed to allow the Chinese company Huawei to buy products from those who will have no impact on our national security”.

 

The release of the products was delayed due to the American commercial grasp

 

But the Japanese operator’s decision was taken a few months ago. Originally, in fact, IIJ was planning to release the new Huawei products on May 24, but with the US government’s ban on exporting US products to Huawei, the company lost access to vital software, including the Android operating system. Due to uncertainty, the release was delayed.

Huawei has also assured IIJ that “software and security updates would remain usable as they have been until now”. To reassure the market and users, Huawei has also updated its website with an assurance that the clash with the Trump administration would not affect its products.

However, in the Huawei market still fears. Other major Japanese cellular carriers including NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank Corp. currently have no plans to sell the new Huawei devices. KDDI said it is working to assess the effects of US export restrictions and Trump’s new position on the matter.

 

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