Chile's Catholic University (PUC) is to implement the first 5G technology business development and pilot center in the country. The facility will develop prototypes and scaling of digital solutions for different industries, the Chilean government's Production Development Corporation (Corfo) announced Monday in Santiago.
Argentina's National Communications Bureau (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones - Enacom) Tuesday approved the General Regulations for the Reliable and Intelligent Telecommunications Service, which will regulate the allocation of frequency bands for the provision and deployment of fifth-generation (5G) systems, it was reported.
The largest city in South America started bringing 5g mobile telephone services Thursday, one week after the government passed new legislation allowing for speedier installation of antennas suitable for the new technology.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday signed into law the new provisions for the installation of 5G antennas nationwide, it was announced. The head of state passed the bill in full, meaning he chose not to exercise his veto rights on any part of the document.
Latam Airlines has agreed to follow Boeing's advice and not use the 777 models for its services between Brazil and the United States to avoid problems stemming from 5G cell phone antennas which may interfere with navigation gear.
China's Huawei has just hired a former president of Brazil to act as an advisor on 5G networking in the region. Through the new hiring, the company aims at ensuring the growth of the newer and faster bandwidth in the local market just prior to the auction for 5G wireless networks.
China's telecommunications sector is celebrating that the Brazilian government became the first in the world to backtrack on its opposition to Huawei's 5G bid. Brazil will not seek to bar the Chinese telecommunication giant from its 2021 5G network auctions in June, according to reports published in the newspaper Estado de S. Paulo.
Brazil’s top four telecom companies have decided not to meet with a visiting senior U.S. official who has advocated excluding China’s Huawei Technologies from the Brazilian 5G equipment market, according to Sao Paulo media.
The US ambassador in Brasilia warned of “consequences” if Brazil chooses Chinese telecoms company Huawei to develop its 5G network, in an interview published Wednesday.
China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicized pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.