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Tech Roundup: Brazil 5G auction gets for increasingly political

This week: The political fight over 5G gets heated, frauds increase on Black Friday, and Brazilians increase use of biometric security.

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President Jair Bolsonaro meets Zou Zhilei, CEO of Huawei Latin America, in November 2019. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

You’re reading The Brazilian Report’s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: the political fight over 5G gets heated, frauds increase on Black Friday, and Brazilians increase use of biometric security. 

5G: Brazil heading for increasingly political auction

With China and the U.S. staging a Cold War-like race for 5G supremacy, governments’ choices over who gets to implement their countries’ fifth-generation wireless networks are becoming increasingly political. In Brazil — where the auction will take place in the first half of 2021 — President Jair Bolsonaro is making...

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