U.S., Poland may sign 5G network security agreement on Pence visit: White House official

U.S., Poland may sign 5G network security agreement on Pence visit: White House official
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The United States and Poland may sign an agreement aimed at securing 5G networks when U.S. Vice President Michael Pence visits Warsaw in the coming days, a senior White House official said on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Pence leaves on Saturday night on a trip to Poland, Ireland, Iceland and Britain. President Donald Trump had planned to make the trip himself but Pence is going instead so that Trump would be in the United States while Hurricane Dorian here is bearing down on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

Pence will attend ceremonies marking the start of World War Two 80 years ago. But he will also discuss with Polish officials how to maintain cyber security with 5G technology edging closer and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd under scrutiny.

The United States has led a global campaign to convince allies to ban Huawei, the world’s top telecommunications equipment supplier, from 5G networks. The U.S. government says Huawei is able to spy on customers, has violated U.S. sanctions on Iran and stolen American intellectual property. Huawei denies the allegations.

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