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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

Reports, special reports and government responses

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The Security of 5G
Inquiry The Security of 5G
Committees Defence Committee
HC 201
Report
Response to this report
The Security of 5G: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2019–21
HC 1091
Special Report
The Security of 5G: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry The Security of 5G
Committees Defence Committee
HC 1091
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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30 June 2020
Inquiry The Security of 5G
Witnesses Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP (Secretary of State for Defence at Ministry of Defence), Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP (Secretary of State at Department for Culture, Media and Sport), and Ciaran Martin (CEO at National Cyber Security Centre)
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
28 July 2020
Inquiry The Security of 5G
Witnesses Howard Watson (Chief Technology and Information Officer at BT Group), and Scott Petty (Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone UK)
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
16 June 2020
Inquiry The Security of 5G
Witnesses Congressman Mike Turner (Congressman at US House of Representatives), and Franklin C. Miller (Principal at Scowcroft Group)
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
SFG0028 - The Security of 5G
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Written Evidence
SFG0011 - The Security of 5G
Witnesses James Sullivan (Head of Cyber Research at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI))
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Written Evidence
SFG0027 - The Security of 5G
Witnesses Attilio Zani (Executive Director at Telecom Infra Project)
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Written Evidence