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Huawei Forced To Modify Membership

Two technology standards groups that severed ties with Huawei after the company was blacklisted by the US have now reinstated the Chinese telecommunications networking giant’s membership.

The Wi-Fi Alliance and SD Association had each restricted and removed the embattled Chinese phone maker, but Huawei last week reappeared on both organisations’ list of members.

The alliance promotes and certifies Wi-Fi technology, while the SD Association sets the industry standards for SD memory cards.

Losing its membership didn’t prevent Huawei from using these technologies but silenced its voice in developing standards in future.

The SD Association said Huawei’s membership was never cancelled but had been “temporarily modified” to ensure compliance with the blacklisting.

It said Huawei’s name was missing from its Web site due to a “technical issue”.

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