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01/02/2021 Source:  State Magazine
Author: Rob Noel 1 min read

MOUs secure 5G networks in European countries

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Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach joined Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, and Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti to sign new memoranda of understanding (MOUs) on 5G security, Oct. 28. With these MOUs, all three nations joined the Clean Network, a growing coalition of more than 50 countries and 170 telecommunication companies that refuse to allow their 5G networks to be compromised by untrusted vendors.

MOUs secure 5G networks in European countries
Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti bump elbows after signing Kosovo’s memoranda of understanding on 5G security, Oct. 28. State Department photo

The world is waking up to the dangers posed by the Chinese Communist Party and its sponsored telecom companies, Huawei and ZTE. The Clean Network is the Department of State’s answer to this danger. By signing the 5G security MOUs, these leaders acknowledged that increasing amounts of data will traverse 5G networks, and that protecting these networks from disruption or manipulation is vital to their national and economic security. It is also vital to establishing trust.

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