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The Government wants to control the deployment of 5G in Spain "a la Trump"

For now it is only a Draft Bill, but we have the feeling that the Government of Spain is finally beginning to worry a little about this 5G connectivity that promises to revolutionize our cities and our way of life.

It is almost 2021 and many still wonder what the hell is 5G and why it worries governments so much, although the truth is that mobiles with 5G connectivity have not done more than start in a scene of promises and for now half realities.

The truth is that our experience using a 5G mobile phone back in 2019 has not varied too much with what mobile operators offer us these days, with 5G connectivity non-standalone that works on 4G LTE network hardware, improving speeds and latency but far from the promised levels.

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The arrival of 5G networks is for Spain a matter of national security.

In any case, make no mistake, because 5G networks have arrived to revolutionize our way of life achieving levels of quality similar to those of fixed fiber optic connections, improving the capacity of the networks and thus allowing connect countless devices and things to make our cities smart, our cars autonomous and our homes digital houses.

Perhaps this is why it is better understood the concern of the governments of half the world with the evolution of this type of networks and the hardware that will control them, something that in Spain the bandmates of anticipated by presenting Preliminary draft of the 5G Cybersecurity Law that the Spanish executive is still cooking.

The Government of Spain plans to ensure the control of 5G: the possibility of making inspections will be opened, risk profiles for devices and manufacturers will be handled and possible sanctions are already being studied

The new Draft Law being prepared by Moncloa has certain reasonable similarities with the reluctance of Donald Trump and the veto of Huawei by the US administration, and would also make 5G a national security issue in Spain, granting special control capacities to the Government.

In fact, the text contemplates the possibility of carry out unilateral inspections on 5G facilities and devices, including network electronics and any type of hardware, to verify that they are not used manufacturers with a high risk profile for its relations with markets or governments of other countries.

As an almost global connectivity is expected thanks to 5G and an endless number of connected devices “talking” even to each other without human intervention, it is necessary to study the network protection against cybersecurity problems that may compromise data or communications in national territory, taking into account above all the escalation of computer attacks that are being seen lately against all kinds of people, entities and even large corporations.

 Preliminary draft of the 5G Cybersecurity Law

This is how the Government illustrates the new 5G Cybersecurity Bill.

This is how the risk profiles would work, and these are the millionaire sanctions that are studied

The idea of ​​the Government of Spain is to prevent the operators that work in our country depend on one or more manufacturers exclusively, so the companies will be investigated to create a database with risk profiles that makes it possible to carry out an exhaustive control, and may even prohibit the installation and use of components manufactured by companies qualified with high risk.

This risk rating would be obtained by studying not only the company itself behind the hardware brands, but its board of directors and shareholders, in addition your relationships with other governments and the "Characteristics of the political regime and its cyber defense policy" in your home country.

In addition, operators will have to present a biennial security report on your network, reporting all the details about the core of the network itself, the radio and transport layers as well as details about the traffic to the Internet, being also responsible for registering personnel with access to the network and restrictions on the equipment and software they may use.

It could request external audits that validate that a certain company or operator is not a risk, investigations that would be mandatory to continue working, and also certification may be required of companies who want to sell equipment and devices with 5G connectivity in our country.

The sanctions for anyone who breaches and endangers national security they will be quite dissuasive, and they are considered figures between 50,000 and 20 million euros depending on each case between light and serious penalties ... Hackers, companies and other malicious users are going to have to think better of it when it comes to putting our data at risk!

More information | Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation