Portugal to assess 5G risks

By TPN/Lusa, in Business · 10-05-2019 09:00:00 · 2 Comments
Portugal to assess 5G risks

The Portuguese government said on Monday it is going to assess the threats in the 5G mobile networks as recommended by Brussels despite not seeing them as “new” and has called for the companies in question to show “clear responsibility”.

“Following the European recommendation, […] preparatory work is under way that will allow each Member State to analyse the risk the same way.

In Portugal, the National Communications Regulator (Anacom) is working with the National Cyber-security Centre among other entities on this matter, the infrastructure minister said in a statement.

After being questioned by Lusa News Agency, the government said that “the risks they are talking about are not new, nor are they only connected with 5G”, at a time there are spying suspicion controversies mainly regarding the Chinese manufacturer Huawei.

The government said “the matter of the security of networks is central to ensure the development and security of the country and the defence of citizens’ interests”, which is why it defended “clear responsibility by the companies and providers of hardware and software in this area”.

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been accused of industrial espionage by the United States, but it has denied all the charges.
The U.S. administration has therefore been pressuring countries like Portugal to reject Huawei’s 5G technology, but the Portuguese government has played down the controversy.


When I saw the headline I was glad, thinking the report was going to be about the potentially serious risks to human health and to wildlife from 5G, but I was disappointed to see the article was about security risks. I second what Rolf from Algarve has said.

by Steve Andrews from Lisbon on 12-05-2019 09:38:00

Interesting to read ONLY about spying, and never about health risks. Because there are the REAL risks. Talking only about spying and security risks avoids addressing the real. risks. Sneaky strategy of Portugal government.
Have a look at the following link to get an impression of the real risk
.5G – latest articles – 5G Exposed

And this link is quite sufficient to understand that we should NEVER allow 5G. Simply because there is not a good reason! (Filling the pockets of a few companies is NOT a good reason)

by Rolf from Algarve on 10-05-2019 03:40:00
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