Top Chinese telecom operators have jointly introduced a new 5G messaging service based on the GSMA RCS standard that seeks to replace WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app.
The Trump Administration has released a national strategy for 5G security that will guide the government's approach to securing 5G networks, fulfilling the mandate of the Secure 5G and Beyond Act which was signed concurrently.
Reasonable security is required for 5G IoT devices under new California and Oregon IoT security laws but it’s up to manufacturers to interpret the requirements and develop standards.
China Mobile’s growth in 5G subscribers has been consistent. The company has gone from 2.55 million subscribers In Dec 2019 to 6.74 million in Jan 2020, and hopes to reach 70 million 5G subscribers by the end of 2020.
According to anonymous sources, the French authorities have decided to approve the use of Huawei equipment but only in non-core parts of the 5G network.
Report by the GSM Association shows that 5G has gained significant traction and 46 mobile operators is offering the service in 24 mobile markets.
U.S. officials claimed that Huawei can gain backdoor access by exploiting the same equipment network operators were required to install for use by law enforcement agencies.