It is different from the way it worked with operators five years ago.HUAWEIIt is currently working with major Brazilian retailers. In Brazil, operators account for only one-tenth of sales of new equipment.
Two items on sale on May 17Mobile phoneIt's not part of Huawei's local production plan in Brazil. The company plans to produce more basic phones in Brazil.
A year ago, Huawei announced that it would restart its mobile phone business in Brazil. At that time, Huawei said it would cooperate with Positivo, a Brazilian consumer goods manufacturer. The latter will be responsible for the import and sale of products, as well as providing after-sales and technical support for Huawei products in Brazil. It is also possible to produce products in the future.
However, the cooperation agreement between the two companies was subsequently terminated. However, according to Brazilian media reports, Huawei said it was still negotiating with Positivo and other third parties to support the company's local production plan in Brazil.
Brazil is the fourth largest smartphone market in the world. IDC, a market research firm, expects Brazilian equipment sales to rise in 2019. Mobile services will become one of the most important growth areas in Brazil's information and communication technology industry.
In 2019, Brazil's ICT industry will grow by 4.9%. Mobile devices will grow 18% to $245 million, accounting for 38% of all Brazilian IT spending in 2019.
According to IDC data, device sales will not be high, but consumers will spend more. Analysts expect smartphones priced at more than 10,000 rials ($2,454) to start selling through Brazilian retailers.