A senior White House official said on Friday, the United States and Poland could sign an agreement to secure 5G networks during US Vice President Michael Pence’s visit to Warsaw in the coming days.
Pence will visit Poland, Ireland, Iceland and Britain. US President Donald Trump had planned to make the trip himself but Pence is going instead so that Trump would be in the United States while Hurricane Dorian is unleashed on the Atlantic coast of Florida.
Pence will attend ceremonies marking the start of World War Two 80 years ago. But he will also discuss with Polish officials how to maintain cyber security with 5G technology edging closer and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd under scrutiny.
A goal of a U.S.-Poland 5G agreement would be to protect networks from unauthorized access and interference from telecommunications suppliers controlled by “adversary nations,” the official said, without naming any companies or countries.
“Important steps are being taken, some of which we may be able to announce in the next day or two, to develop a common approach to a 5G network security between our two countries to ensure a secure and vibrant 5G ecosystem,” the official said.
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16 November, 2019