Pompeo says tide is turning against untrusted 5G networks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the media at a joint news conference with the Czech prime minister, at the start of a four-nation tour of Europe, in Prague, Czech Republic August 12, 2020. Petr David Josek/Pool via REUTERS

PRAGUE (Reuters) - There is growing understanding among many countries that security issues must be taken into account when developing new-generation 5G communication networks, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

“The tide is turning, there is no doubt about that, against untrusted networks and toward the values of free nations and you have truly led in that regard,” Pompeo said after meeting Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis in Prague.

Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Toby Chopra