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Trump Lifts HUAWEI Ban + Holds Off New China Tariffs!

Trump Lifts HUAWEI Ban – No Great National Emergency!

US President Donald Trump not only walked back the HUAWEI ban, he now says that it’s “no great national emergency problem“.

No, it’s not an April Fool joke, although US President Trump seems to behave like it’s all a big fucking joke.

Here is the latest twist in the 4 year comedy-horror show that is the Trump Presidency.

 

Trump In May : HUAWEI Is A National Security Threat

On 15 May 2019, President Trump signed an executive order barring US companies from using telecommunications equipment from sources that are “national security threats“.

He then had the US Commerce Department add HUAWEI to the Entity List of US national security threats, basically labelling HUAWEI as a national security threat.

That barred American companies, or companies using “significant American technology”, from selling their services or products to HUAWEI.

 

Trump In June : No Great National Emergency Problem

Less than 1.5 months after declaring HUAWEI a national security threat to the United States, Donald Trump not only walked back his HUAWEI ban, he contradicted his earlier reason for the ban!

According to CNN, he said that after his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on 29 June 2019, “he would allow Huawei to once again buy US products“.

US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei… there’s no great national emergency problem. – US President Donald Trump

Credit : CNN

CNN also pointed out that :

He said he “agreed easily” in his meeting with Xi to continue allowing US companies to do business with the telecom giant.

 

The Donald Is A Thoroughly Confused Idiot

Seriously? Is HUAWEI a national security threat to the United States or not?

If HUAWEI is a genuine national security threat, then it cannot be part of any trade bargain on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

But Trump has now officially lifted the HUAWEI ban and announced that there will be NO NEW TARIFFS, all without an official trade deal, which is very perplexing.

Does he know what he’s doing? Or is he just making stuff up on the spur of the moment?

One thing is for sure – The Donald is a thoroughly confused idiot.

 

The Damage Caused By The Trump Ban On HUAWEI

The HUAWEI Trump ban immediately forced many companies or organisations to immediately suspend business with HUAWEI, including :

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It led to some customer support woes for HUAWEI, some embarrassing reversals (BT, WiFi, SD, IEEE, FedEx), and some interesting ideas (Windows on ARM, rare earths) to circumvent or beat the ban…

 

Is HUAWEI Safe From Another Ban?

As if he’s trying to close the barn door after the horses have bolted, Trump hinted that HUAWEI isn’t 100% safe from his wrath.

“We mentioned Huawei,” Trump said of his talks with President Xi Jinping of China earlier Saturday. “We’ll have to save that for the very end.”

In other words, HUAWEI just scored a welcomed reprieve, but Trump will likely demand concessions during the next trade talks, or he could possibly initiate another ban…

 

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The IEEE Reverses HUAWEI Ban After Just 4 Days!

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) reversed their HUAWEI ban, just FOUR DAYS after announcing it. Let’s find out what the heck’s going on!

 

The IEEE Announces Its HUAWEI Ban…

On 29 May 2019, the IEEE announced their partial HUAWEI ban to comply with the HUAWEI Trump ban.

It was a perplexing move, coming almost two weeks after HUAWEI ban kicked in, and on the same day the WiFi Alliance, the SD Association and the Bluetooth SIG reversed their decisions to remove HUAWEI as members!

In their press statement announcing their partial HUAWEI ban, they clarified that HUAWEI employees are still allowed to :

  • join and participate in IEEE conferences, events and meetings
  • access the over 4.8 million papers on IEEE Xplore
  • submit technical papers for publication
  • sponsor and accept an IEEE award
  • participate in business, logistics and other meetings, including those related to conference planning

Recommended Reading : The HUAWEI ARM Business Suspension – How Bad Is This?

In addition, HUAWEI or its employees can continue to :

  • earn or exercise voting rights of membership
  • attend IEEE standards development meetings
  • submit new proposals for standards
  • participate and comment in public discussions of standards technology proposals

Recommended Reading : HUAWEI Legal Motion Too Late, But China Has A Trump Card!

However, to comply with US government regulations, they have to restrict HUAWEI and its employees from non-public activities, including :

  • peer review of submitted scientific papers
  • the IEEE editorial process

IEEE complies with U.S. government regulations which restrict the ability of the listed Huawei companies and their employees to participate in certain activities that are not generally open to the public. This includes certain aspects of the publication peer review and editorial process.

As you can see, the IEEE’s partial HUAWEI ban is really quite limited in scope… and has no real impact on HUAWEI as a company.

Recommended Reading : HUAWEI Outsmarts SD + microSD Ban With NM Card!

 

And Then Retracts Its HUAWEI Ban…

But just four days later, they announced that they were retracting their partial HUAWEI ban… claiming that they received clarification from the US Department of Commerce.

IEEE has received the requested clarification from the U.S. Department of Commerce on the applicability of these export control restrictions to IEEE’s publication activities. Based on this new information, employees of Huawei and its affiliates may participate as peer reviewers and editors in our publication process.

Based on that clarification, they announced that HUAWEI employees and its affiliates may once more participate as peer reviewers and editors in the IEEE.

One can only wonder why they did not just wait a few more days… even a week… for that Commerce Department clarification before announcing their HUAWEI ban…

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Intel 5G Technologies Announced @ MWC 2016


Move aside, 4G. Intel is already developing the next-generation 5G network. With billions of smart devices connecting to each other in massive networks, the need for ever higher bandwidth is placing extraordinary demands on today’s network infrastructure. The need for a faster, smarter and more efficient 5G wireless network becomes more and more critical with each passing year.

At 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona, Intel will announce several new developments that will accelerate the road to a 5G world. Prior to this announcement, we were amongst those who were given an exclusive briefing on the MWC 2016 announcement on Intel 5G technologies. Let’s take a look!

 

Intel 5G Briefing Video

The MWC 2016 briefing on the new Intel 5G technologies was conducted by Aicha Evans, the Corporate Vice President of Platform Engineering Group and General Manager of the Intel Communication and Devices Group.

We created this special video presentation of the full briefing, because this is the best way to understand what Intel is doing for 5G connectivity. Let’s hear it from Aicha herself.

For those who prefer to “read” the briefing, here are the slides that Aicha Evans used

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The Need For 5G

 

 

 

Intel’s 5G Efforts

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New Intel Wireless Solutions

These are not 5G-related, but they may be the most exciting news in this briefing because they will actually ship this year. The Intel XMM 7480 will being 4G LTE connectivity to smartphones, tablets and PCs. Intel also introduced a slew of Atom and XMM solutions to deliver wireless connectivity to IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The slide above shows that bandwidth isn’t everything, because many IoT devices do not require much bandwidth.

 

Intel 5G Expertise

 

Intel’s Standards Leadership

 

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