Experts today called on 5G providers to pay attention to the security of the supply chain, and have doubts about technology providers such as China Telecom giant Huawei.
The Prague 5G Security Conference in Prague issued a statement saying: “Countries should take into account the overall impact that third countries may have on suppliers. In the absence of a security cooperation agreement, special consideration should be given to the aspects related to the management model.”
The statement also said: “When conducting safety and risk assessments of suppliers and network technologies, the rule of law, the security environment and the suppliers should be considered in violation of the law, and must meet the requirements of openness, interoperability, safety standards and industry. Work flow.”
This non-binding statement is called the “Prague Proposal” and also indicates that the supplier’s country complies with the “multi-party, international or bilateral cybersecurity, cybercrime or data protection agreement” to meet safety standards.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., which was recently banned by the United States, issued a statement today in response to the conclusion of the Prague 5G Security Conference, stating that Huawei is committed to working with regulatory authorities, operators and industry organizations to develop effective regulations to build stronger and more robust A resilient and safer network.”
Huawei issued a statement via e-mail saying: “When continuing to consider in European Union countries, we firmly believe that future security principles should be based on verifiable facts and technical data.”
The United States prohibits government agencies from purchasing Huawei equipment. It is worried that if Huawei is allowed to develop foreign 5G networks and provide immediate transmission of mobile data services, Beijing may monitor communications and obtain important infrastructure use channels.
Washington firmly opposes Huawei’s participation in 5G network deployment, because under Chinese law, Huawei is obliged to assist Beijing to collect intelligence or provide other security services.
However, Europe has different attitudes toward Huawei. Countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany have accepted Huawei’s participation in the construction of the Internet, but other countries such as the Czech Republic have warned against using Huawei equipment on the grounds that they pose a threat to national security.
However, the pro-Russian and pro-China Czech President Milos Zeman said in a meeting with Huawei executives in Beijing last week that he supported Huawei and said that the warnings lacked “material evidence.”