Last week, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced a bill that would ban intelligence sharing with countries that use Huawei 5G networks.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) has introduced this week a new bill that would ban the sharing of intelligence with countries that use Huawei equipment on their fifth-generation (5G) networks.
Since November 2018, the US Government has invited its allies to exclude Chinese equipment from critical infrastructure and 5G architectures over security concerns.
The United States always highlighted the risks tonational security in case of adoption of Huawei equipment and is inviting internet providers and telco operators in allied countries to ban Huawei.
Chinese equipment is broadly adopted in many allied countries, including Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Many countries are going to build 5G infrastructure, but the approach of their governments is completely different.
The U.S. hasbanned the use of Huawei products in federal agencies and In November Federal Communications Commission voted to cut off funds for Chinese telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE. The US regulators consider the Chinese equipment in US telecommunications networks a threat to homeland security.
Now, the new bill (PDF) would prohibit the sharing of “United States intelligence with countries that permit operation of Huawei fifth-generation telecommunications technology within their borders.”
“The United States shouldn’t be sharing valuable intelligence information with countries that allow an intelligence-gathering arm of the Chinese Communist Party to operate freely within their borders. I urge our allies around the world to carefully consider the consequences of dealing with Huawei to their national interests,” Senator Cotton said.
“The United States shouldn’t be sharing valuable intelligence information with countries that allow an intelligence-gathering arm of the Chinese Communist Party to operate freely within their borders,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the lawmaker who introduced the bill on Wednesday, said in a statement.
“I urge our allies around the world to carefully consider the consequences of dealing with Huawei to their national interests.”
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