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Chile fast-tracking 5G roll-out, but with tight rules on security, official says By Reuters

29 Mar 2021 12:03 PM | Sarah Carroll (Administrator)

Chile fast-tracking 5G roll-out, but with tight rules on security, official says

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile is fast-tracking an ambitious plan to roll out a 5G mobile technology network across most of the country within two years, a senior official told Reuters, but will assure strong oversight at a time of simmering global tensions over cybersecurity.

With the United States and China at odds over cybersecurity and data protection, Chile, which counts both countries as top trade partners, will keep doors open to any company that adheres to its strict rules, Telecommunications Undersecretary Pamela Gidi told Reuters.

"As long as (the regulations) are respected, we neither have nor are we going to influence the supply chain nor the nationality of the companies," she said.

Fifth-generation technology networks are expected to power everything from high-speed video transmissions to self-driving cars. The long battle over the safety of critical communications technology led Washington to blacklist dozens of Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co.

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