Brazilian Telecoms Snub U.S. Official Over Huawei 5G Pressure

Telefonica Brasil SA, Grupo Oi SA, TIM Participações SA, and Claro, each control between 19 percent and 29 percent of Brazil’s wireless market.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s top four telecom companies have decided not to meet with a visiting senior U.S. official who has advocated excluding China’s Huawei Technologies from the Brazilian 5G equipment market, an industry source said on Friday, November 6th.

The carriers declined a U.S. embassy invitation to meet on Monday in Sao Paulo with Keith Krach, U.S. Under Secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, the person in contact with telecom sector executives said.

“This invitation is not compatible with free-market choices that we are used to. We should . . .

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