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Call for Evidence

The Security of 5G

The Committee is inviting written evidence submissions on the following points. The deadline is now 5pm on Friday 17 April 2020.

  • What are the risks to the UK’s 5G infrastructure? How can these be mitigated?
  • What is the role of government in 5G cyber security?
  • To what degree is it possible to exclude Huawei technology from the most sensitive parts of the UK’s 5G network while allowing it to supply peripheral components?
  • What credible alternatives are available to Huawei systems?
  • To what extent was the UK Government’s decision on Huawei driven by political rather than technical factors?
  • How will the UK Government’s decision impact the UK’s geopolitical position?
  • How will the UK’s allies, particularly those in Five Eyes, respond to this decision?
  • How will this decision impact the UK’s security and defence capabilities and the UK’s interoperability with allies?
  • How important it is for the UK, separately or with allies, to maintain industrial capability in this field?

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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