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What's the impact of WiFi alliance's cancellation of Huawei membership on Huawei

Original title: WiFi alliance revokes Huawei membership, unable to participate in wireless standard formulation

Recently, the WiFi Alliance announced the suspension of Huawei's membership, which means that Huawei will not be able to participate in the formulation of wireless technology standards in the future. In addition, Bluetooth SIG, which is responsible for approving and authenticating all Bluetooth devices, is likely to suspend the authorization of Huawei's Bluetooth technology.

Background of WiFi Alliance: what does it mean to withdraw Huawei membership?

According to information, Wi Fi alliance is a technology alliance composed of hundreds of companies around the world, including Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and apple.

Wi Fi alliance is the standard making and certification body of Wi Fi. It has Wi Fi trademark and can carry out Wi Fi trademark authorization and certification. However, it needs to become a member of Wi Fi alliance first. At present, Wi Fi is also one of the most widely used wireless technologies in the world.

At present, Huawei is only temporarily restricted from participating in Wi Fi alliance activities, so it has little impact on Huawei. Even if Huawei loses its membership, it doesn't mean that Huawei can't launch products based on Wi Fi technology. At most, it doesn't use Wi Fi trademark and certification, which doesn't affect product sales. But it means Huawei can't influence the development of Wi Fi technology and standards in the future.

Has usb-if stopped cooperating with Huawei?

Usb-if, a USB promotion organization, has also stopped working with Huawei, according to foreign media Android The company searched the official membership list of usb-if, but did not find Huawei's name.

According to the data, usb-if (USB implementers Forum) is a non-profit USB technology and standards promotion organization headquartered in the United States. Usb-if defines the technical specifications of USB, including the interface and structure of the product design. In order to make the manufacturer's products meet the specifications and pass the test, usb-if develops the compliance program to provide a set of reasonable evaluation range standards. This test method is designed for the USB specification compatibility test provided by hardware manufacturers, The products that pass the test can be added to the integrator list and get the right to use the USB logo certification.

USB certification is generally based on the requirements of the client. The USB functions used on high-end products generally need to apply for USB certification. After the USB products apply for the Association certification, they can use the USB logo and get the TID number of the USB products. If USB products want to use this logo and have TID number, they must first apply to the USB association to become their members, and they can apply for component certification only after they have membership.

Obviously, whether there is this usb-if certification has little influence on Huawei.

Bluetooth Technology Alliance attitude will be the key!

According to the information, Bluetooth technology originated from Ericsson. In 1999, led by Ericsson, the Bluetooth Technology Alliance (SIG) was established in conjunction with IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba. Its headquarters are located in Washington state. In addition to the founding members, Bluetooth alliance also has more than 200 alliance member companies and about 6000 application member companies.

Bluetooth Technology Alliance owns the trademark of Bluetooth, which is responsible for the certification of manufacturers and authorizing them to use Bluetooth technology and Bluetooth logo. Enterprises not only need to pay the trademark fee to Bluetooth Technology Alliance when they use Bluetooth related trademark products, but also need to pass a series of certification such as BQB and pay the certification fee.

In other words, any product with Bluetooth function must pass the certification of Bluetooth Technology Alliance (BQB certification for Bluetooth products is one of the basic certification projects of Bluetooth products), otherwise the product will be regarded as infringement by Bluetooth technology alliance.

Once the Bluetooth Technology Alliance stops cooperating with Huawei, it means that Huawei will not have the right to use Bluetooth technology and Bluetooth related trademarks in its new terminal devices.

Of course, if the Chinese government is willing to support Huawei, Huawei can 'illegally' use the technology in China without a license, but not in the overseas market, which may be required by Bluetooth alliance to issue a ban on the sale of Huawei's products by the local court.

At present, Bluetooth technology is a key wireless connection technology in smart phones and other terminal products.

If Huawei mobile phone does not have Bluetooth, it will not be able to connect with Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth speaker, car entertainment system, smart watch and many other Bluetooth devices.

Similarly, Huawei's smart watches, Bluetooth headsets and other products will not work without Bluetooth.

Obviously, for Huawei, it is more important to obtain the support of Bluetooth alliance than other technology alliances.

Once the Bluetooth alliance stops cooperating with Huawei, it will be a big blow to the launch of Huawei's subsequent new products!