US Secretary of State Pompeo recently tweeted that three more countries have joined the net-net plan, including Brazil, Ecuador and Dominican Republic.
Pompeo also said that there are currently 53 clean countries in the world, 180 clean telecommunications companies and dozens of major telecommunications companies (accounting for 2/3 of global GDP) have joined the trend towards reliable 5G, and there will be more countries and companies join in the future.
According to the “5G Clean Networks” webpage of the US State Department, 5G Clean Network means that no equipment from untrusted IT vendors (such as Huawei and ZTE) is used in the end-to-end communication network to ensure the highest security standards .
It is reported that the 5G clean network is jointly established by multiple countries and enterprises. In May 2019, the US Department of Commerce included Huawei and its 68 affiliated companies in the so-called “entity list.” In the same month, the United States and government officials from more than 30 countries around the world, EU and NATO, and industry representatives held a 5G security standards seminar in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
The US Department of Commerce is currently seeking the participation of other countries. However, the Japanese government has informed the US last month that it will temporarily not participate in the “clean network” initiative promoted by the US government.