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The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission suggested Vietnam to build security framework and said US is willing to support.

US Ready to Support Vietnam in Preventing Security Risks in Building 5G Network
Ajit Pai - the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
On the occasion of Mr. Ajit Pai - the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission visiting to Vietnam, the US Embassy organized a round table for reporters to discuss about the development fof 5G network and US implications for Vietnam. 
Abou the trip to Vietnam, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission revealed that: “ We have met with a lot of high ranking Vietnamese officials and we agree that the relation between United States and Vietnam has never been stronger,  and we commit to cooperate in many initiatives on a variety of issues including 5G. 
We have also met with some representatives from the private sector, including visiting Vinsmart factory in Hoa Lac and we are happy to see how companies working to promote 5G technology through advanced smartphones which are powering the mobile revolution. 
We met some people who are working to promote innovated new ideas and build techeconomy of the future, right here in Vietnam”.
The Chaiman said how impressed he was when he came back to Vietnam after more than 20 years: “The other thing I was impressed is Vietnam’s leadership in ASEAN, we know this is important for the entire region and for the United States, we look forward to working with the government of Vietnam not just on the bilateral basis but also in its capacity as the leader of ASEAN in the coming years. Again, we think of a lot of avenues of productive relationship with the country, I am grateful for the hospitality shown to us and we look forward to future productive conversations”.
The Chairman responded to some of reporters’ questions about the risks involving building 5G network in US and Vietnam. Following is one part of the interview:
The US is showing the high concern with security with some kinds of equipments, what are the US recommendations for Vietnam in building 5G?
There are two different aspects for my answer. One is the 5G fast plan, the one that I introduced last year, that is the plan to advance America’s leadership in 5G technology. The FCC has been executing on this plan on three basic parts: the first part is to get into more spectrum into the commercial marketplace , the second is making it easier to deploy the wireless infastructure of the future and the third involves modernizing our regulation to promote more of the optical fiber, which is necessary to carry out the 5G traffic into the core of the network. 
I explained to my counterparts in Vietnam how FCC is advancing American leadership in this plan and we would be very willing to work with our counterparts to enable Vietnam to do the same. 
The second aspect to the answer involves security, 5G networks will connect billions more devices and that creates a security risk that is unlike the risks we used to see with 4G and 3G and 2G networks. 
So one thing that the FCC and the US government has done is to build a risk based framework. We want to understand the security risks that are presented by any equipment and services that go with the 5G network. 
Recently, the FCC made a decision, for example to ban the use of federal funding to call what is used the universal service fund from being used by companies in the United States on equipments and services that come from companies that present national security threats. 
We initially designated two Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE as a part of this process. And I explained to our counterparts about how we encouraged all countries to think about risk based frameworks for evaluating 5G network and we are helpful to make progress on that front. 
US is now banning some companies that pose risks , it seems like Vietnam is doing the same when refusing to use Huawei technology, can you give some comments on that? In the market there are still many Chinese devices, what do you think about the risks when using those devices?
5G network will look much different from 4G network of the past, instead of simply a 4G smartphone connecting with the wireless tower, we will see many different parts of the network that could present what we call an intact service. We should think about the risks of each of those components and that is one of the thing that the United States is examining very carefully and we encourage each country to think about risks based frameworks. For the first question, I can not speak for the Vietnamese government, but I encourage them to look at the frameworks.
Thank you very much!

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