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The Security of 5G

Inquiry

The UK Government wants to be a global leader in 5G and the rollout has already begun in many areas. However, there are concerns about the security of 5G, including the use of equipment in networks supplied by foreign companies. This inquiry looks at these security issues.     

The Government announced restrictions in January on high-risk vendors followed by stricter rules announced in July, with Huawei to be removed from the UK's 5G network by 2027.    

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

Work news

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The Defence Sub-Committee on the Security of 5G publishes Government response
Government responds to Defence Sub-Committee report on the Security of 5G
16 December 2020
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The Security of 5G: “We must not surrender our national security for the sake of short-term technological development”
Defence Committee publishes report on the Security of 5G
8 October 2020
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Defence Committee to hear from Vodafone and BT in its final evidence session on the Security of 5G
Defence Committee will hear from witnesses from BT Group and Vodafone UK
24 July 2020
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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on the Security of 5G
Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, and Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for DCMS, to be questioned
26 June 2020
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Defence Committee to hold session on security and geopolitics of 5G
Defence Committee to hold session on security and geopolitics of 5G
12 June 2020
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Defence Committee to take evidence from US experts on the geopolitics of 5G
Questions will focus on the international response to Huawei's involvement in 5G setup, and the role of 5G in China's global ambitions
1 June 2020
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Defence Committee to question cyber security experts on 5G and Huawei in the UK
Questions will explore the risk to the UK's 5G network and infrastructure
24 April 2020
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Defence Committee launches Sub-Committee on the security of 5G
Defence Sub-Committee to inquire into the security of the UK's 5G network
6 March 2020
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Defence Committee launches Sub-Committee on the security of 5G
Defence Sub-Committee to inquire into the security of the UK's 5G network
6 March 2020
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Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (General enquiries) / 07562435286 (Toni McAndrew-Noon: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
  • Email: defsc@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5745
  • Address: Defence Sub-Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA