Senators’ National Security Concerns Dominate 5G Hearing

For Immediate Release: February 07, 2019
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Media Roundup:  Senators’ National Security Concerns Dominate Yesterday’s 5G Hearing on Huawei and ZTE Technologies

Sprint/T-Mobile Still Refuse to Commit Not to Use Huawei/ZTE


Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on 5G deployment called “Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States,” though the hearing focused less on the so-called ‘race to 5G’ and more on the national security concerns involving Huawei and ZTE technologies.

Next week, the House Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary Committees will hold its own hearings on the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger, and Members of Congress are undoubtedly poised to raise additional national security concerns. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure will have to answer to lawmakers and the American people, about why they have not committed to not using Huawei/ZTE technologies in their proposed 5G rollout.

A roundup of key articles covering yesterday’s hearing, and the concerns raised by top lawmakers follows:

Multichannel News: Senate Committee Vets 5G Network Security

By John Eggerton

February 06, 2019

CNET: 5G networks must be secured from hackers, bad actors, US senator says

The US will need a comprehensive 5G cybersecurity strategy if it wants to keep its competitive advantage, says Senator Maria Cantwell.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

February 06, 2019

Roll Call: China threat looms over Senate 5G hearing

Senators signaled support for building a fifth-generation wireless network, but raised concerns that China is already on its way to establishing dominance

By Dean DeChiaro

February 06, 2019

The Hill: Lawmakers eager for 5G breakthrough

By Cady Stanton

February 06, 2019

MeriTalk [BLOG]: America Must Win Race to 5G, Senators Told

February 06, 2019



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