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Huawei to build $800m factory in Brazil for 5G rollout

Investment follows assurance that government will not bar Chinese group

Workers install Huawei wireless equipment. Brazil's vice president has said the country will not block the Chinese company. (Photo courtesy of Huawei Technologies)

TAPACHULA, Mexico -- Huawei Technologies, China's largest telecommunications equipment maker, will invest $800 million to build a factory in Brazil by 2022 as the South American country plans to roll out its fifth-generation wireless network.

The plant will be located in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo, Gov. Joao Doria said on a visit to Shanghai, where he met with senior Huawei executives.

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