Chinese vaccine diplomacy and the new lobby to sell Huawei 5G technology to DR

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The deadline for the tender the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel) has called to choose the 5G supplier to the Dominican Republic is in May 2021.



In 2020, the Dominican Republic became the first Caribbean country to practically blacklist Huawei’s 5G technology in response to siding with the United States in the technological competition between the US and China.



Now, Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy has opened new doors to China that sent a first million doses of Sinovac vaccines, enabling the Dominican Republic to advance on vaccinating population segments most at risk (medical works and those 70+). A second batch of around 1 million vaccines has been announced, but reports are that China has not issued the export permit, yet.



Despite the blacklist in 2020, China is now carrying out intense lobbying efforts. Recently, China’s government invited a team from...

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To make a lobby to Sell 5G to DR is not necesary, Claro and Altice LTE network is from Huawei so they dont have any other option than same Huawei. Is impossible for them to use another brand without replacing the installed Huawei network. VIVA is using Ericsson LTE network so for them is the same, their only option is continue installing 5G from Ericsson.