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Agreement signed to strengthen cooperation in cybersecurity and 5G

Representatives of the ECSO and the 5G IA have committed to working together to create a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.

At the ICT 2018 event in Vienna, representatives of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. They have committed to working together towards the creation of a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.

The Memorandum of Understanding formalises cooperation between ECSO and 5G IA in the area of cybersecurity and 5G. This cooperation will focus on identifying and addressing the needs of vertical sectors and research priorities for the development of secure technologies and reliable 5G platforms, as well as preventing fragmentation in the deployment of technology across borders and sectors. This is especially important, as 5G networks will serve not only human users but also connected objects, and cover a wide range of areas including eHealth, transport, energy and entertainment.


About European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) established in June 2016, is the official counterparty to the European Commission in implementing the contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) on cyber security. ECSO unites a great variety of European cyber security stakeholders, including large companies, SMEs and start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, clusters and associations, as well as the local, regional and national administrations across the European Union (EU) Member States, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 Programme associated countries. The main goal is to develop European cyber security ecosystem, support the protection of European Digital Single Market and, ultimately, to contribute to the advancement of European digital autonomy. More about ECSO and its activities at – Twitter: @ecso_eu.


Media contact:

Milda Kaklauskaitė, Communication Manager,


About 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA)

The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.

In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation. Learn more about 5G Infrastructure Association at– Twitter: @5GPPP


Media contact:
Alessandro Bedeschi, Head of Office,


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