Huawei O.K. with 5G compromise deal in Brazil

In an interview with The Brazilian Report, the company's cybersecurity director for Latin America blames data leaks on unsafe apps rather than its network

Huawei 5G compromise
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Thanks to the behind-the-scenes work of Communications Minister Fábio Faria, the long-awaited auction of 5G frequencies in Brazil could happen by October of this year. In a week’s time, the Federal Accounts Court is set to approve the government’s bidding notice, paving the way for deals that could amount to BRL 44 billion (USD 8 billion). 

As well as operating with Brasília power brokers, Mr. Faria is also trying to avoid pitting Brazil against its main trade partners – with the U.S. and China staging a sort of Cold War over the new generation of internet networks. The...

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