China calls for teamwork on security standards

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 FEB 2021 Diana Goovaerts ChinacybersecurityMIIT Previous ArticlePartner Interview: Analog DevicesNext ArticleGSMA boss calls for responsible mobile leadership Tags MWC SHANGHAI 2021: Liu Liehong, deputy minister of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), pressed international partners to join a global data security initiative launched by the country in 2020, arguing collaboration on standards was key to advancing 5G globally.On the keynote stage, Liu said the country was eager to “work out the 5G cybersecurity standard” to enable “interoperability and mutual recognition for technologies so we can have a bridge for collaboration”.He added MIIT “stands ready to strengthen our guidance and policy for the mobile industry”.The government’s global data security initiative aims to unite companies around common principles in an apparent response to US efforts to restrict use of Huawei equipment due to perceived security threats.Liu stressed the need for international cooperation and collaboration “so that we can complement each other, promote each other and enhance the level of development of global 5G”.The official noted Chinese operators have already built 718,000 5G base stations, accounting for 70 per cent of global deployments.He added the country has more than 200 million 5G subscribers, with standalone coverage now reaching all “municipality-level cities”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back HomeMWCS21 News China calls for teamwork on security standards Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Authorlast_img read more