On 14th March 2019, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the launch of his Annual Report for 2018 touched on security and geopolitical concerns of 5G (full transcript here).
Stoltenberg said that allies are “…consulting closely on this issue, including on the security aspects on investments in 5G networks.”
The Secretary General acknowledged that “NATO allies have expressed their concerns over Huawei and their role in providing 5G infrastructure” and added “NATO takes these concerns very seriously.”
“We will now assess the issue and find out how NATO, in the best way possible, can address the challenges in terms of investments into 5G infrastructure” Stoltenberg stated.
NATO members include 29 countries, mainly in Europe and North America.