Huawei succeeded in conducting 5G tests for four Brazilian operators

 Huawei succeeded in conducting 5G tests for four Brazilian operators

Netease Technologies News July 10, according to foreign media reports, a senior Huawei executive told Reuters that the company expects to lead the development of 5G in Brazil, but Brazil will face some challenges in deploying this ultra-fast network service to catch up with other Latin American countries.

Nicolas Driesen, Huaweis technology director, said the company had helped all four major Brazilian operators successfully conduct 5G tests and was helping them modernize their infrastructure before the much-anticipated spectrum auction.

Later last week, Derrison said in an interview, Since 2009, we have been working on 5G technology. Our end-to-end technology is cost-competitive because it allows reuse of some devices in previous generations of technology networks.

Ericsson in Sweden and Nokia in Finland are also competing to help mobile operators deploy 5G technology networks, but Huaweis low-cost advantages and long-term cooperative relationship with local operators have given it a favorable position in most parts of Latin America.

The U.S. President Donald Trump administration, under the guise of so-called national security issues, has been urging governments around the world to avoid Huawei, but few countries have heeded the warning.

Even if Huawei plays a leading role in Brazil, Brazils 5G network construction will still lag behind other countries in the region, Derrison said.

In April, Uruguay, a smaller neighbour, became the first country in Latin America to commercialize its 5G technology network. Mexico will also be one to two years ahead of Brazil, said Huawei, a technology director. He also said that if Brazils spectrum auction goes ahead as scheduled in March 2020, Brazils 5G technology network construction is still likely to catch up. However, some industry observers are concerned that the Brazilian spectrum auction may be delayed because the rules for the auction are still in the process of formulation.

Anatel, the local regulator, is still deciding on the rules for 5G spectrum auctions after the decision in May to allocate 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands to 5G networks. Other bands, including 26GHz and 700MHz, may also be added to the auction band.

In view of the long-term needs of the telecommunications industry, Brazil has made legislative adjustments in the construction of telecommunications infrastructure and antenna, which will undoubtedly benefit the countrys telecommunications industry, Derrison said.

Globally, the need for a good 5G coverage will quadruple, but Brazils regulations on telecommunications infrastructure vary from city to city, which complicates the whole process of construction, he said. (Tianmen Mountain)

Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541