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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 78405, tabled on 19 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress she has made on diversifying cloud supply as part of diversifying the 5G supply chain; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The 2019 Supply Chain Review found that the most urgent security and resilience risks were within the Radio Access Network (RAN). Since then we have set out our 5G Diversification Strategy and taken advice from the Telecoms Diversification Taskforce. Both identified the need to look at the wider networks beyond the RAN, including in cloud infrastructure, to understand potential risks, issues and how these could potentially be addressed if present.

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