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