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EU nations can restrict high-risk vendors under new 5G guidelines: sources – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a 5G sign in Monaco, November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU countries can restrict or exclude high-risk 5G providers from core parts of their telecoms network infrastructure under new guidelines to be issued by the European Commission next week, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The non-binding recommendations are part of a set of measures aimed at addressing cybersecurity risks at national and bloc-wide level, in particular concerns related to world No. 1 player Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL].

The guidelines do not identify any particular country or company, the people said.

“Stricter security measures will apply for high-risk vendors for sensitive parts of the network or the core infrastructure,” one of the people said.

EU digital economy chief Margrethe Vestager is expected to announce the recommendations on Jan. 29.

Other measures include urging EU countries to audit or even issue certificates for…

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