EU warns of security risk of non-EU 5G providers

The European Commission flagged the dangers of allowing non-EU countries to help build the European Union’s super-fast 5G internet network infrastructure, in a report published Wednesday.
The network could be a target for “threat actors” – most likely non-EU states or actors backed by non-EU states – the report stated.
Those with access to networks could be leveraged by states “to gain access to critical target assets,” it continued. The US has been urging the European Union to put a blanket ban on the inclusion of Chinese tech giant Huawei in the construction of 5G networks, claiming the state-aligned firm’s technology could be used for espionage.
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