Report Discredits Claim That Banning Chinese Vendors From Europe’s 5G to Cost $62 Billion

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Strand Consult argues that GSMA’s analysis is inappropriately “based upon assumptions that the market for network equipment is perfectly competitive, which it is not, and that there is no security risk to using Chinese equipment, which there is.”

Strand Consult highlights that 5G network security concerns will increase with the integration of software into network equipment that will make surveillance backdoors increasingly more difficult to detect, because they can be shipped later through subsequent software upgrades or activated after completion of security checks. Strand Consult asks, if NATO would never buy Chinese fighter planes, why would EU telecoms buy Chinese hardware?