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12/02/2020 Source:  Life & News
Author: Michael Mink 1 min read

How the Clean Network Alliance of Democracies Turned the Tide on Huawei in 5G

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How the Clean Network Alliance of Democracies Turned the Tide on Huawei in 5G
The Clean Network, an alliance of democracies to address the threats to data privacy, security, human rights, and trusted collaboration

Part I
Uphill 5G Battle

On April 29, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walked up to the podium to announce the Clean Path initiative to protect 5G network traffic entering U.S. diplomatic facilities. By that time, the world was convinced it was too late to prevent 5G vendors sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from dominating the next generation of global telecommunications. Washington officials of both parties feared that Beijing could control—and even deny the U.S. and its allies access to—the 5G networks that make global commerce and the projection of military power possible.

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