November 07, 2019

Security Trumps Speed For 5G Networks: CNAS

Source: Breaking Defense

Journalist: Sydney J. Freedberg

The US government must play a much more active — and more expensive — role in rolling out 5G networks, working with the private sector and foreign allies to develop a more secure alternative to China’s champion, Huawei.

“The notion of ‘America first in the race to 5G’ will not work and is not a winning strategy, nor should the aim of the United States be to deploy 5G ‘as soon as possible,’” one of the leading national security scholars of the US-China technology competition, Center for a New American Security fellow Elsa Kania writes in a new report. “Speed must not come at the expense of security, and future 5G networks should be secure by design from the start.”

Read the full story and more in Breaking Defense.


  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research focuses on Chinese military...