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EU to Urge Member States to Share Intel on 5G Cyber Threats

  • European countries to draw up minimum standards on 5G
  • EU recommendations for countries set to be unveiled Tuesday
A monitor displays various services provided by Huawei Technologies Co., including 5G, inside the company’'s Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels.

A monitor displays various services provided by Huawei Technologies Co., including 5G, inside the company’'s Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels.

Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

The European Union is set to call on member states to exchange information to manage the cybersecurity risks of 5G wireless networks, side-stepping U.S. calls to outright ban Chinese equipment makers like Huawei.

In the recommendation to European capitals due to be unveiled on Tuesday, member states will be given several months to report to the EU potential cyber threats to the 5G network in their home markets, according to a person familiar with the matter. The information will then help craft a set of minimum EU-wide standards, the person said, which could include government requirements for telecom operators to ensure certain standards from suppliers.