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Telecoms Security and Diversification Working Group

techUK’s Telecoms Security and Diversification Working Group brings members from our telecoms network operators, equipment vendors, system, and cyber security companies together to help formulate how industry should respond to the Government’s Telecoms Security activity. Covering both fixed and wireless infrastructure, the working group explores topics such as the 5G core, complexity, regulation, security, resilience and risk management and private networks to determine industry best practice.

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What is the Telecoms Security Act 2021 (TSA) ?

The Telecoms Security Act 2021 (TSA) came into force on 1 October 2022, and is made up three 'layers'. The first layer strengthens the security duties of public telecoms providers by amending the Electronic Communications Act 2003.The Act also gives the government new powers to designate High Risk Vendors and issue directives imposing controls on the use of their goods, services and facilities by public communications providers. The second layer includes the Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 which public communication providers must follow. The final layer contains technical guidance in a new Code of Practice underpinning the Act. 

techUK played a key role in shaping the act on behalf of its members. For more information, please get in touch with our team below.

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