The Competitive Carriers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a 5G Rural Security Engagement Initiative. The project is meant to address the opportunities and challenges that 5G implementation will introduce related to supply chains, connected devices, network security, and market competition with trusted vendors.
CCA and the Chamber, informed by input from key stakeholders within the industry and the federal government, will host a series of meetings beginning this fall.
The first session is slated for October 30 in Denver.
The association’s members care a lot about network security, according to CCA President/CEO Steve Berry. “With the emergence of 5G and new technologies being introduced every day, it’s imperative that carriers, including those in rural areas, have all the data and information they need to ensure their networks are secure. CCA is engaged with the administration, members of Congress and the FCC on this issue, and I encourage all members to attend one of the meetings.”
The Chamber, too, is working with several federal agencies, and industry, as well as CCA on the 5G network security issue. The meetings have a special focus on the 5G impact in rural and small business communities, according to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy Christopher Roberti. “It’s vital that America and its allies are well-positioned in the global deployment of 5G networks and are able to expand access to the next generation of communications in all areas of the country. The American business community and society at large have much to gain through the rapid deployment of secure and reliable 5G networks.”
The October 30 event is slated for the Westin Denver Downtown from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Click here to register.
October 7, 2019