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How the UK Can Lead in 5G and 6G Security and Standards


The UK has created one of the best tools for mitigating Huawei’s risks. Whether or not the UK Huawei ban stands, its Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre should receive increased funding and support to protect and enhance its interests at home and abroad.

The UK is well positioned to fill the 5G and 6G leadership vacuums which the US has largely abdicated to China via a combination of negligence and obstinance. Whether or not the UK continues to allow high-risk network vendors such as Huawei to operate within the UK, the UK can and should lead its partners in establishing an international body or bodies to better secure the future of 5G, 6G and the ‘Internet of Things’. With the UK’s 2016–21 National Cyber Security Strategy

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