Telecom Italia excludes Huawei from 5G core equipment tender : worldnews

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MILAN – Telecom Italia has excluded China’s Huawei Technologies from a tender for 5G equipment for the core network it is preparing to build in Italy and Brasil, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Huawei has played no part in the building of TIM’s existing core network in Italy, while the exclusion could mark a change of course for TIM in Brazil, where Huawei has supplied 4G equipment for the core network of the Italian group’s local unit TIM Participacoes.

“When the auction for the purchase of 5G equipment takes place in Brazil, prices guaranteed to Italy by suppliers there will serve as a ceiling reference above which TIM Brasil will not buy,” the source said, adding Huawei could still participate in the second tender if President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration allows it.


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