US, Poland sign 5G technology agreement

US, Poland sign 5G technology agreement
© Getty Images

The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement to cooperate on new 5G technology on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal with Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence taps former DHS spokeswoman as his new press secretary GOP group hits Pence over Trump alleged business conflicts Billionaire to host top-dollar fundraiser in New York City for President Trump MORE, who is filling in for President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE on the trip while he stays in the U.S. due to Hurricane Dorian.

ADVERTISEMENT

The agreement comes amid a global battle between the U.S. and Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei over network security.

The cooperation deal endorses principles to secure the next generation mobile network.

“Protecting these next generation communications networks from disruption or manipulation and ensuring the privacy and individual liberties of the citizens of the United States, Poland, and other countries is of vital importance,” the agreement says, according to AP.

Pence reportedly said the agreement would “set a vital example for the rest of Europe.”

The U.S. has sought to shut Huawei out of 5G agreements with European allies.

The Commerce Department added the tech giant to its “entity list” earlier this year, citing national security concerns, which bans business with American companies.

Morawiecki said last week that moves were being made that would make Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson invest in 5G development in Poland.