US Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach has stressed his country’s commitment to work with Bahrain to ensure security, stability, and freedom of trade in the face of various threats, especially those coming from Iran.
He cautioned against security and commercial risks due to the use by some companies of technology in the infrastructure of 5G networks and highlighted the significance of securing the fifth generation technology and applying risk-based security principles.
He added that Bahrain is able today to be the most prominent pioneer in tackling unclean networks in the region.
“The US, as well as many other nations, have developed the clean network; this is a comprehensive approach to dealing with the long-term issues associated with data security, privacy, trust and collaboration,” he said.
He said that about 40 countries have joined the Clean Net Alliance, including Japan, Singapore, Canada, the US, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and 27 of the 30 NATO states.
Four new countries, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kosovo, and Slovakia, have signed MoUs for a clean network, he added.
Krash warned that it was highly significant to ensure a fully trusted 5g network.