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February 17, 2020

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FCC’s Pai argues need to cleanse supply chain of Chinese equipment for network security

November 6, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai described steps the agency is taking to secure fifth-generation networks in an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations, arguing it’s “common sense” to start by purging the supply chain of suspect Chinese providers -- in the U.S. and across the globe.

“First, we need to make sure that the equipment going into 5G networks is from trusted vendors--that the companies entering this space won’t risk our national security, threaten our economic security, or...

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