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EU stops short of ban on Chinese 5G suppliers, plans joint risk assessment

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | 17:03 CET | News
The European Commission has stopped short of calling for a ban on Chinese suppliers for 5G networks. Instead, it wants EU members to carry out a joint assessment of security risks for 5G networks, based on existing network and cybersecurity legislation, and then will decide by year-end whether any mitigating action is needed. The decision follows pressure from the US to act against suppliers such as Huawei and ZTE, which the Americans believe could use 5G network equipment to share intelligence with the Chinese state. 

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