Huawei earlier today has announced that it has filed a motion for summary judgement as part of its effort to challenge the ban that the United States government has imposed on the company. It is a continuation to an earlier lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the Chinese technology giant has filed back in March.
The objective of the motion which was filed at a US district court in Texas is to have the court to declare the act as unconstitutional. During the announcement, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer, Song Liuping has pointed out that the US government has provided no proof so far that the Chinese tech giant is a security threat.
The company also stated that NDAA is affecting US interest in terms of economy and technology. In fact, Huawei believed that it is an anti-competitive move since the ban might increase the pricing for telecommunications equipment especially for smaller companies in rural parts of the United States that are known to rely on Huawei’s more cost-effective equipment.
Furthermore, Song has pointed out that the move sets a dangerous precedent since it could happen to any industry and company in the near future. However, it might take some time to see where this motion will lead though since the court hearing for it will only take place on 19 September which is one month after the expiry date of Huawei’s temporary operating license.