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Huawei says US pressure on Brazil threatens long delays in 5G rollout

A longtime China skeptic, Bolsonaro has adopted a less abrasive stance toward Beijing since taking office in 2019, although he remains a close Trump ally.

Huawei | United States | Brazil

Gabriela Mello | Reuters  |  Sao Paulo 

A Huawei Technologies executive warned that Brazil could suffer years of delay in deploying a 5G telecoms network and higher costs if it succumbs to mounting US pressure to snub the Chinese equipment supplier. His remarks come as the Trump administration steps up efforts to limit Huawei's role in rolling out high-speed, fifth-generation technology in Latin America's largest economy. US Ambassador Todd Chapman has even suggested Washington is willing to fund the purchase of gear from other suppliers for Brazil. Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro ...

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First Published: Wed, July 08 2020. 02:20 IST