Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Conflicts with cybersecurity regulations for 5G to delay rollout of new network

Since the Micitt announced the cybersecurity regulation for the development of 5G networks, there has been nothing but discontent and complaints in all sectors. Now, the Government is debating whether to take a step back or stand firm in its position. However, the only certainty is that the 5G agenda will be affected.

At the end of August, the Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications (Micitt) issued the Regulation on Cybersecurity Measures Applicable to Telecommunication Services Based on Fifth-Generation Mobile Technology and Beyond. The regulation included a measure that caught attention: all providers wishing to participate in the bidding for the deployment of this technology in Costa Rica had to originate from countries that are signatories to the Budapest Convention. This excluded China, whose company Huawei expressed interest in participating in the project.

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