2020 will see 5G gather speed across Europe. For successful deployment, an inclusive and facts-based approach will be key, according to a debate held in Brussels on 16th January at Huawei’s Cybersecurity Centre in Brussels. The participants discussed how policymakers, operators and technology providers can get Europe on track towards speedy and inclusive 5G deployment.
“We look forward to the release of the EU’s 5G security ‘toolbox’, which we can expect to cover the entire mobile eco-system, including vendors, operators, service providers and authorities. It will create common ground for building next-generation connectivity,” said Detlef Eckert, Vice-President of Global Policy Affairs, Huawei, speaking at the event.
He called on Europe to embrace global technology while strengthening its own innovation capabilities and presented Huawei’s recent 5G Security White Paper, which sets out 15 concrete recommendations for achieving fact-based trust.
“Huawei has maintained its place among the top five R&D investors in the world, according to the EU’s latest Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard,” said David Harmon, Director EU Public Affairs, Huawei.
“This ranking reflects our significant investments in this field: Huawei has 23 research facilities in 12 countries in Europe, and collaborates with 150 universities in Europe. As a fully integrated part of Europe’s ICT ecosystem, we are one of the drivers behind efforts to achieve 5G that is truly European in every sense of the word,” he went on to say.