Fears of leaking security information is an obsession with the governments of the world, associated with the technology of the fifth generation or what is known as "5G", which puts China, the first in developing the largest communication technology known to humans so far, in the accusation, so why all these concerns? What does the fifth generation technology represent?
The technology of the fifth generation will change human life significantly, as it is 100 times faster than the fourth generation Internet, with a super fast speed of 20 gigabytes, and a response speed of less than a millisecond.
Among the most important uses of 5G: control of smart cities, analysis of big data, assisting countries in making important decisions, running self-driving cars, and operating robots equipped with artificial intelligence in large factories.
It also coordinates the work of small drones to conduct deliveries, assist doctors in surgeries, and advance group video games and e-sport tournaments.
Omar Sami, an expert in information security and technology, told Sky News Arabia: "Almost every 10 years a new generation of telecommunications appears, and the first generation appeared in 1980, but the new fifth generation is the most dangerous."
Sami explained that the risk is due to its impact on the Internet and the way it works, saying: "Fifth-generation technologies will not affect browsing the Internet and communication sites according to, but will also affect the basic infrastructure of countries, given that every device we use will be connected to the Internet, such as traffic lights and lighting poles." , And it will be controlled by the fifth generation. "
China is the first country in the field of fifth generation technology, as only 5 companies around the world produce 5G networks devices, which are Chinese Huawei and ZTA China, and two European companies, Nokia and Ericsson, and a company from South Korea, according to Sami.
He added: "The first in producing the fifth generation devices is for China, through Huawei in particular, which has 1500 patents in the fifth generation, and therefore it is difficult for any country to compete with China at this stage."
Fifth Generation Internet .. A Multilateral Crisis
Despite the positive effects that the fifth-generation Internet will have, it has raised fears in many countries around the world about espionage and theft of information, especially with regard to China, the lead in this area.
The United States has warned of Huawei's threat to its national security and that of its allies, prompting it to call on its allies to stop cooperating with the Chinese company.
For its part, Huawei has rejected Washington's accusations, and has filed a lawsuit against the US government.
The US government considers it difficult to monitor the activities of the fifth generation devices, and to control any spying penetration by China on these devices.
The expert in information technology and security added that what increases America's concerns about Huawei is that "the founder of the company was working as an engineer in the Chinese army, and he was laid off in 1983, then he established Huawei in 1987, and therefore he has a background in dealing with the Chinese army."
Sami said that the United States has not yet provided any physical evidence that Chinese companies have spied or leaked information to the Chinese government.
He explained that the fifth generation Internet application is expected to start on a large scale around the world in 2020, as South Korea started using the technology in a small way since mid-April, and after a few days tried by America, adding that many countries of the world have already started to establish their networks.