Huawie’s 5G Tech Isn’t Worth The Risk

Joan Wong illustration for Foreign Policy

BY ELSA B. KANIA, LINDSEY R. SHEPPARD/Foreignpolicy

Joan Wong illustration for Foreign Policy

5G may have become a buzzword, but the notion that countries must rush to be first to deploy it is mistaken and reckless—and increases the odds of security breaches. There’s no doubt that 5G is important, promising the high speeds and unparalleled connectivity that are required to unleash the full potential of the “internet of things”—the ever-growing network of web-connected devices—and artificial intelligence.

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