The European Commission has ignored U.S. calls to ban Chinese tech supplier Huawei as it announced a series of new cybersecurity recommendations for next-generation mobile networks.
In its guidance for the rollout of ultrafast fifth-generation, or 5G, telecom systems across the European Union over coming years, the Commission urged member states to assess cyber threats to the 5G infrastructure in their national markets.
The EU’s executive branch said that information should then be shared among EU countries as part of a coordinated effort to develop a “toolbox of mitigating measures” by the end of the year to combat cybersecurity risks across the EU.
Commission guidance is non-binding but EU countries often use it as the basis for their own policies.
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March 30, 2019