ELECTRONICS (ICS code(s): 31); TELECOMMUNICATIONS. AUDIO AND VIDEO ENGINEERING (ICS code(s): 33); INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. OFFICE MACHINES (ICS code(s): 35)
Draft Royal Decree on the ministerial authorisation in the context of 5G network deployment
This draft Royal Decree lays down the necessary details to implement the system of ministerial authorisation as introduced by Article 105 of the Belgian Act of the 13th of June 2005 on electronic communications. It establishes the restrictions on the use of active 5G network elements manufactured by high-risk manufacturers of such elements, and on the use of service providers to manage and monitor their 5G network elements. Such restrictions were deemed necessary as alternative measures that could be imposed are not sufficient to sufficiently mitigate the security risk in question. These restrictions apply to MNOs, full MVNOs and certain companies having a private 5G network. The draft also defines the composition of the file to be submitted for obtaining a ministerial authorisation. The draft also specifies when an authorisation has to be asked in case of an update of software or hardware related to a network element.