5G ACTION NOW CHAIRMAN MIKE ROGERS ISSUES STATEMENT ON FRANCE USING HUAWEI TO BUILD PARTS OF 5G NETWORK

WASHINGTON, DC – Mike Rogers, Chairman of 5G Action Now and former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on France deciding to join the United Kingdom by using Huawei to build out parts of its 5G network:

“Granting any access to Huawei, whether it’s part of the periphery or the core of the system, is tantamount to letting them into the entire system. There is no foolproof way to ensure that where France puts Huawei is where they will stay. “This is to say nothing of the fact that Paris is doing business with a company you fundamentally can’t trust – Huawei is linked to the Chinese Communist Party, and is indicted for, among other things, racketeering, IP theft, money launching, and sanctions violations. By dealing with Huawei, you are knowingly and willingly putting your citizen’s data at risk of theft by, or surveillance, from a communist state.”

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About 5G Action Now

5G Action Now was founded to establish the United States as the worldwide leader in 5G. Our goal is to elevate the conversation regarding American national security and the economic benefits of winning the 5G innovation and deployment battle against China. 5G will spur economic growth in rural America, create an environment for technological expansion, and put the U.S. on strong national security footing for generations to come.

5G Action Now supports the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) goal of a 2020 C-band auction. Additionally, we support Members of Congress of both parties working together with the federal government to win the 5G race against China.

About Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers is the former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and now serves as the Chairman of 5G Action Now.

In Congress, Chairman Rogers worked with two presidents, Congressional leadership, foreign leaders, diplomats, and intelligence professionals, and oversaw the Intelligence Community’s $70 billion budget that funded the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies. Before being elected to represent Michigan in the House of Representatives, he was an FBI special agent and member of the U.S. Army.

Today, he hosts the CNN Original Series Declassified, regularly appears on various TV and radio shows, and frequently contributes to major print outlets. He is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center where he is leading a program on 5G, national security, and intelligence policy.