US offers Brazil 5G technologies to replace Chinese Huawei – Officials

Washington, Aug 6 : US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed building 5G networks in Brazil, based on American Open RAN technologies, amid US escalated fight against Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the US embassy in Brazil stated.
Sullivan, who is paying a US highest-level official visit to Brazil under President Joe Biden, met on Thursday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, defense minister Walter Braga Neto, communications minister Fabio Faria and other officials to discuss climate change, Amazon deforestation, vaccine supplies, cooperation in telecommunications, cybersecurity and the prospects of Brazil’s becoming a NATO global partner.
“Today Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed with Fabio Faria the issues of cybersecurity and guarantees that all the Brazilians will be able to benefit from 5G network,” the US Embassy in Brazil wrote on Twitter.
The two officials discussed Open RAN technologies, US-based innovative tool for building wireless technologies like 5G, introduction into the Brazilian market.
“We mostly discussed 5G. We will work together to elaborate solutions on Open RAN,” Faria said on Twitter.
Former US President Donald Trump administration failed to hinder Brazilian-Chinese cooperation on 5G, and the construction of Brazilian networks with components, supplied by Huawei, is underway. Abandoning cooperation with China on 5G would pave the way for Brazil to NATO global partnership, since using communications suppliers labeled unreliable in Washington impedes cooperation between Brazil and US on defense and security.

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