Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao on Friday told journalists that the government will not block Huawei from developing a 5G mobile telecoms network in his country, reported Reuters.
After adding Huawei to its trade blacklist, The US is urging its allies countries to reject Huawei from developing new mobile networks, citing allegations that the Chinese telecom giant can use its equipment to breach national security.
Back in March, Donald Trump raised the same issue to Brazil’s president but after Mourao’s meeting with Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, he said Brazil has no plans to bar Huawei from launching its 5G network.
Mourao told Valor Economico newspaper that there was no distrust of the Chinese company within the Brazilian government and Brazil needs the telecom technology it has to offer.
Wireless carrier TIM Participacoes SA announced this month that it was using Huawei technology to conduct 5G network tests in southern Brazil.