Marcos Pontes, Brazil’s minister of technology, innovation and communications, said Brazil would not accept any pressure from the United States on whether to allow Huawei from china to participate in the auction of Brazil’s 5G spectrum,media BNNBloomberg reported. “A good partner always understands each other’s needs, ” Pontes said in an interview at his office in Brasilia, Brazil.
Like Brazil, there will be no demands on U.S. business dealings with China, nor will it question whether this will affect our agribusiness. “
Mr Pontes, who sets the standardfor Brazil’s latest generation of ultra-high-speed Internet construction, said he would not veto any company during Brazil’s 5G spectrum auction, which would depend entirely on the targets set.
“By technical standards, it’s hard to see which of these big companies are not eligible to participate in this auction,” he said.
Repeated lying off
According to Pontes, Brazil’s 5G spectrum auction was originally scheduled for March 2020 and later postponed to the second half of 2020, possibly until 2021. Mr Pontes said this was due to a technical problem because the new network would interfere with the transmission of satellite antennas currently broadcasting television signals in Brazil.
The Brazilian government is currently working on two alternatives: installing filters on satellite dishes or changing the frequency of transmission used by television providers.
But most importantly, Brazil’s telecoms regulator has so far failed to issue an official notice of the 5G spectrum auction.
Pontes pointed out that, in any case, he would prefer to move forward cautiously. In his view, delaying the 5G spectrum auction would be good for Brazil, which could learn from the mistakes and successes of other countries in building a new generation of 5G networks.
Cooperation with the United States
Pontes said brazil’s close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump has benefited Brazil from science and technology. He is currently seeking cooperation with the United States in a number of technology fields, including artificial intelligence, biotechnology, smart cities and advanced materials.
But Brazil and China are also discussing similar cooperation. “Technology is an important part of diplomacy,” he said. “
The minister is Brazil’s first and only astronaut. He says Brazil’s investment in science and technology is still small. He argues that while Paulo Guedes, Brazil’s economy minister, wants to limit industry subsidies as much as possible, the government’s so little investment in technology is evidence that tax cuts for technology companies are justified.
“Israel spends 4 per cent of gross domestic product on science and technology, compared with 1.1 per cent in Brazil, ” he said. “