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Huawei role in Brazil 5G up to national security chief: regulator – Source Reuters Tech News

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian telecoms regulator preparing to auction bandwidth for fifth-generation (5G) mobile data said any decision on the security risks of using Chinese technology will ultimately be taken by the president’s national security advisor.

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen on a communications device in London, Britain, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Leonardo de Morais, who runs regulator Anatel, told Reuters the auction, which he now expects will take place in November or December, is focused on service operators acquiring the right to use certain frequencies and not the hardware they will employ.

“Let’s not mix things up,” he said in a Monday interview.

Cyber security concerns for 5G technology are so extensive, with applications ranging from finance to agriculture, that the office of the president’s national security chief General Augusto Heleno, known as the GSI, must set rules, Morais said.

Anatel approved the rules for the…

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