Robert Strayer, who defended the exclusion of Huawei in 5G, will leave the White House

Strayer resigned as deputy deputy secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy to assume the vice presidency of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC), an association that includes Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook.

The main face of the interests of the Trump administration against the presence of Huawei in the development of the fifth generation of the mobile network (5G) in the United States, Robert Strayer, resigned as deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and security policy. information. According to Bloomberg, the man in charge of US cyber policy left to assume the vice presidency of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC), an association that includes Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook among the associates.

Strayer leaves the White House at the end of the month. He who is one of the defenders of the exclusion of the Chinese technological giant of 5G in the most western part of the planet leaves the White House at a time when there is a new escalation of tensions between Washington and Beijing, due to social networks Tik Tok and WeChat.

Robert Strayer had been at the White House since 2017, working directly for the State Department for Cybernetic and International Communication and the United States Information Technology Policy. Its role has become better known in the world, as it was one of the faces of US foreign diplomacy that called for Huawei's departure from the development of 5G networks.

In February this year, Strayer passed through Portugal and it was, from Lisbon, through his voice, that the USA expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the United Kingdom to allow, then, the presence of Huawei in British 5G infrastructures. The UK's position was, however, reassessed.

"We are not happy with the UK's position at this time", stated, then, Robert Strayer, during a briefing with journalists.

At the same meeting, Robert Strayer explained which for the White House would also not be satisfied if Portugal opted to use Chinese technology, namely from Huawei, in 5G. But in Portugal, the main telecommunications companies (Altice, NOS and Ericsson) have already ensured that Huawei is not part of the 5G critical infrastructure.

Em julho, o secretário de Estado Adjunto e das Comunicações, Alberto Souto de Miranda, announced that the working group created by the Government to analyze the topic of 5G network security in the country has already delivered the conclusions to the Executive. The Minister of Infrastructure, Pedro Nuno Santos, has already guaranteed that the Government excluded Huawei is welcome.

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