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Huawei CEO says that Brazil ban will make Brazilians pay more for 5G connectivity

In an interview with a Brazilian newspaper, the CEO stated that a ban would serve as a bad sign that Brazil is no longer a free and fair territory

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  • Huawei is the world leader in telecommunications infrastructure;
  • Brazilian government might ban the 5G provider in Brazil due to a strategic alignment with the US President Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, Sun Baocheng, Huawei‘s CEO in Brazil, said that if Jair Bolsonaro decide to ban Huawei, Brazilians will have to pay more for 5G connectivity.

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Huawei is the world leader in telecommunications infrastructure. The Chinese giant has been facing a political rivalry with the United States government and the Brazilian government might ban the 5G provider in Brazil due to a strategic alignment with the US President Donald Trump.

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In the interview, Baocheng stated that without Huawei, the evolution to the fifth-generation mobile technology would take up to four years to start because telcos would have to change all equipment, that don’t match with the 5G connectivity patern of its rivals.

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According to Baocheng, a ban would serve as a bad sign that Brazil is no longer a free and fair territory for free enterprise and that would jeopardize foreign investments.

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