Brazil will not accept U.S. pressure on Huawei 5GChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 9, 2020
Brazil will not accept pressure from the United States on whether the country should work with Chinese giant Huawei on constructing Brasilia’s 5G network, said Marco Pontes, minister for science, technology, innovation, and education.
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"A good partner always understands the needs of the other. Just as Brazil makes no claim over what business the US does with China and whether this affects or not our agribusiness", Pontes said in an interview with Bloomberg.
According to Pontes, the tender process, which was set for the second half of this year, could be delayed until 2021 due to technical problems as experts are working out how to prevent the 5G network from interfering with transmissions from satellite dishes that transmit TV signals in the country. ■