5G has been dubbed to be one of, if not the most important and change inducing advancement in networking in the last couple of years, with developed areas such as the US and UK being quite ecstatic about 5G and the changes that this new generation of networking brought with it.
Following this, Huawei was, at least initially contacted to provide 5G services in the US, but, there were some reservations regarding Huawei, following which the company was essentially removed from multiple partnerships, one of the key ones, which affected the company in more ways than one is the termination with GMS or Google Services.
Ever since then, there have been concerns regarding Huawei and, today, US National Security Advisor, Mr Jake Sullivan discussed plans of building 5G networks in Brazil via Amercian tech.
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He tweeted that as the hemisphere's two largest democracies, the United States and Brazil have a stake in each other's success. Together the countries can promote their shared security and prosperity and advance in their ambitious climate goals, as well as combat the current COVID-19 pandemic.
During his high-level trip to the country of Brazil, yesterday, Sullivan met Brazilian President Mr Jair Bolsonaro, amongst other senior officials in a bid to discuss vaccine supplies, cooperation in areas of cybersecurity, telecommunications, Amazon's deforestation and the prospect of Brazil being a NATO partner.
In relation to this, the US Embassy in Brazil had mentioned that on Thursday, the Security Advisor of the US, Jake Sullivan had discussed with Fabio Faria issues related to cybersecurity and guaranteed that all the Brazilians would be able to benefit from the 5G network.
The two officials also talked about Open RAN technologies, which, for those of you unaware is a US-based tool meant for the construction of wireless technologies such as 5G, and the introduction of the same in the Brazilian space, as per Sputnik.
Brazil's communications minister, who met Sullivan stated that they mostly discussed 5G and that both countries would be working together to elaborate solutions regarding Open RAN
This move comes at a time when Huawei has been listed in a list comprising of restricted companies, essentially banning the Chinese company from getting access to both hardware and software from the United States of America.
Sputnik further reported that switching cooperation with China on 5G could and most probably might make way for Brazil to NATO global partnership as using communications suppliers labelled unreliable in Washington would not aid cooperation between Brazil and US in areas of defence and security.