Companies fear problems with the US government.
Several major technology companies, including Intel, Qualcomm and South Korean operator LG Uplus, have banned informal contacts with Huawei employees for their employees. This was reported by Reuters.
Journalists clarified that such conversations are routine work. They are needed to discuss technical standards for various communication technologies, such as 5G. Reuters believes that such restrictions may slow down the deployment of fifth-generation networks.
Businesses have banned communication with Huawei employees because they want to avoid any potential problems with the US government. Journalists clarified that the White House did not officially prohibit such contacts.
The conflict between Huawei and the US authorities escalated in May 2019, when the US Department of Commerce put the company on the “black list”. After that, American firms began to refuse to work with it , including Google, IBM, Qualcomm and more. On May 21, US authorities extended the Huawei license for 90 days.