Anna Savelieva | 01/25/2021
The company aims to gain a foothold in the region ahead of an auction for fifth-generation wireless networks.
The auction was originally planned to be held in March 2020, but the coronavirus outbreak forced the date to be postponed to 2021. In December, the Brazilian government began looking for ways to legally
exclude Huawei from its infrastructure, but the company found a way to increase its political influence in the region.
Michel Temer, professor of constitutional law and lawyer and former president of Brazil, has been named advisor on 5G networks. According to a Huawei spokesman, the move means that the company “is committed to
towards transparency with all stakeholders ”. Recall that Temer was vice president from 2011 to 2016, and served as head of state from 2016 to 2019. In 2019 Michelle was
arrested on charges of corruption, and appeared in several court cases for the creation of a criminal community and money laundering.
Despite all the circumstances, Temer is in communication with current President Jair Bolsonaro, which is also an added benefit for Huawei in the upcoming auction. At the same time
It is worth noting that it was Michel who was responsible for the appointment of the current president of the Brazilian telecommunications agency Antel.