Huawei gets another 45-day postponement of the Commerce Department

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The license that allows US companies to do business with Huawei has been extended again.

Angela Lang / CNET

Huawei is receiving a 45-day postponement from the US Department of Commerce. UU., Which announced Thursday that it will extend a temporary general license that allows US companies to do business with it. The postponement is half the period of its previous extensions: Huawei previously received 90-day deferrals in May, August and in November.

Huawei was blacklisted by the United States in May when it was added to the "list of entities" (PDF) of the United States. In addition, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, at the same time signed an executive order that essentially prohibits the company in light of national security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge.

But the license is being extended again "to prevent disruption of existing network communication systems in rural regions of the US and allow global network security measures," the Commerce Department said Thursday.

"The 45-day extension is necessary to allow existing telecommunications providers, particularly those in rural communities in the US, to continue operating temporarily and securely existing networks while identifying alternatives to Huawei for future operation," said.

The Department of Commerce's announcement follows the complaints denounced by the US government. UU. Earlier this week that Huawei can access global mobile networks by using backdoors intended for police. Huawei denied the report.

The Department of Justice then revealed Thursday that it is accuse Huawei and two of its US subsidiaries. UU. of fraud and conspiracy to steal trade secrets. The federal indictment alleges that Huawei used "fraud and deception" to steal technology from US companies.

Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but previously said that these extensions do not solve the way in which the US government "treats it unfairly."

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