Brazil minister of Telecommunications, Fábio Faria, will visit China, Sweden, Finland, South Korea and Japan to discuss 5G technology, between February 3 and 13.
According to a statement from the Brazilian Ministry of Telecommunications, Faria will talk to executives of companies that offer infrastructure for the technology.
Sweden is home to Ericsson, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of telecommunications equipment and biggest rival to China’s Huawei. China is also home to ZTE. In Finland, the big company in the sector is Nokia. South Korea is home to Samsung, and Japan´s 5G top contender is NTT Docomo.
The 5G auction in Brazil will not restrict specific companies from participating, as the previous United States Government wanted to be done with Huawei, Communications Minister Fábio Faria said.
Digitalisation and 5G networks on agenda, Brazilian Communications Minister Fábio Faria visits Finland.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs 5.2.2021 8.01PRESS RELEASE
Communications Minister of Brazil Fábio Faria will visit Finland on Friday 5 February 2021. His visit is part of a wider five-country tour that key Brazilian decision-makers undertake to survey potential 5G network suppliers in the world. Brazil is planning to organise an auction of 5G frequencies in spring 2021.
From the Brazilian point of view, Finland is among the more natural and reliable partners for digitalisation projects. Finland’s strengths include high technological expertise as well as digital safety, reliability and transparency. Security and legislative matters concerning 5G networks are among the main topics of the visit. Among others, the Brazilian Communications Minister will meet Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari in person and Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka via video connection.
Finland and Brazil have a close and constructive partnership relationship. Brazil is Finland’s biggest trading partner in Latin America, and as a country with 220 million inhabitants, it offers Finnish companies many opportunities to expand cooperation and partnerships.