As per the new EUI guidelines, EU countries can now restrict high-risk 5G providers from core parts of their telecoms networks, reports Reuters. China’s Huawei Technologies will face a significant blow as a result of the new guidelines. An EU document seen by Reuters comprises an array of measures aimed at addressing cybersecurity risks at national and EU-wide level. The EU document states that EU countries should assess the risk profile of suppliers on a national level. They need to also apply restrictions on high-risk suppliers along with necessary exclusions, to effectively mitigate risks for critical assets.
Moreover, EU governments will be also advised to diversify their suppliers and not depend on just one company and to use technical and non-technical factors to assess them.