Brazil’s VP Says China’s Huawei Will Not be Barred from Future 5G Network

Hamilton Mourão met with Huawei Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei on a trip to China last month and says Brazil has no plans to bar Huawei when it launches its 5G network next year.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian Vice-President Hamilton Mourão told journalists on Friday, June 7th, that the government would not exclude Chinese telecom company Huawei from operating a fifth-generation (5G) mobile telecoms network in Latin America’s largest economy.

The United States has asked countries to reject Huawei technology in the development of new mobile phone networks, arguing that it could be vulnerable to Chinese eavesdropping. Huawei denies its equipment is a security risk.

U.S.- President Donald Trump raised the issue with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a White House visit in March.

But Mour . . .

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