By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-18-19

The Department of Commerce has extended for another 90 days the license that allows U.S. companies to continue to supply tech – like chips – to Chinese telecom Huawei, even though Commerce put the company on the list of entities “engaged in activities that are contrary to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests” and thus off limits to such U.S. high–tech exports.

It is Huawei’s third such 90-day extension.  That last one was issued Aug. 19.

“As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei’s products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross back in August, and suggested Monday that was still the case.

“The Temporary General License extension will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of the United States who would otherwise be left in the dark,” said Ross in announcing the latest extension.  » Read More