Government warns UK telecoms industry over security risks to 5G supply chain


The government has written to the likes of O2, Vodafone and EE to say that phone networks should be careful over which companies they choose as suppliers when building their 5G networks.

The entire supply chain may be disrupted by an ongoing review of the UK’s telecoms infrastructure, according to a letter penned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) head of digital policy Matthew Gould, and the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) CEO Ciaran Martin.

The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, launched in July, aims to ensure that Britain’s “critical national infrastructure remains resilient and secure”, according to the letter seen by the Financial Times (FT).

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Source: ITPro