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Venezuela to Create 4G Network With Help of China's Huawei, Russian Companies

© REUTERS / Ueslei MarcelinoGeneral view of Caracas, Venezuela
General view of Caracas, Venezuela - Sputnik International
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Venezuela hopes to develop a nationwide 4G system with the help of Russian and Chinese technology, particularly from the Asian country’s Huawei, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said.

The Venezuelan president stated that Caracas is aiming to develop its satellite technologies.

"There are a lot of things that I should address. The first one is the creation of a telecommunications corporation… I have ordered to make an investment and, together with China's technologies, Huawei technologies and the technologies of Russian companies, bring telecommunications [to a new level] and make a nationwide 4G network a reality in Venezuela to ensure Venezuela has fast communications, internet, and telephony", Maduro said in an address published on Twitter late on Thursday.

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During Maduro's visit to Russia last December, Moscow and Caracas agreed to launch the Russian navigation satellite system GLONASS in the Latin American country.

In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, accompanied by Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino Lopez, left, and the Strategies Operations Commander, Adm. Remigio Ceballos, arrive for a meeting with the troops at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Sputnik International
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However, the situation in the Latin American country deteriorated in January when opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president, with Washington and its allies recognising him and seizing billions of dollars' worth of Venezuelan oil assets.

Addressing the crisis, Russia, China, and some other countries have voiced their support for Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.

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