Trump administration mulls nationalizing 5G wireless network

Trump administration mulls nationalizing 5G wireless network

Their second option is to hire wireless providers to build the first 5G network that will offer service without interruption and a secure digital platform (free of Chinese interference and spying) for U.S. companies.

Private companies like Verizon and AT&T have always built and operated wireless infrastructure in the past.

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Verizon has said it will launch wireless residential broadband services offering 1-gigabit-per-second or better speeds in three to five US markets in 2018.

With smartphones being a large portion of consumer electronics that will eventually feature 5G modems, other applications like self-driving vehicles and IoT products are also expected to take advantage of this breakthrough. They're one of the key ways carriers expect to differentiate themselves in the tight race to gain subscribers. More than sixteen years later, construction on that network is just beginning. This means either more spectrum will have to be made available at Mid and High Bands, or expect Verizon to dominate the 5G market in the USA with selective coverage. What does it mean for your smartphone? The source said the internal White House debate will be over whether the U.S. government owns and builds the network or whether the carriers bind together in a consortium to build the network, an idea that would require them to put aside their business models to serve the country's greater good.

The documents, apparently written by an official at the National Security Council, argue that America needs a centralized 5G network within the next three years because of the rising threat from China.

One of the options is the government building a lightning-fast 5G wireless network, said one senior official in the administration on Sunday.

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According to a report, senior officials learned about the administration's proposal of nationalizing the super-fast 5G network recently.

Under the first option, the USA government will pay for and build a single network, in an unprecedented nationalization of a historically private infrastructure.

Rumors can sometimes surface and then be quashed with an incredible amount of speed, and today, the best example we have of that kind of turnaround involves the future of the country's 5G networks. "These improvements will increase national competitiveness, benefit the environment, and improve our quality of life".

Chinese tech companies seeking to do business in the USA increasingly have faced resistance from the Trump administration and some lawmakers, who have cited concerns about the potential for Chinese technology deployed in the monitor and spy on the American public.

"Unfortunately, if built using the current lnternet's unsecure architecture model, this network will also exponentially expand the threats". Recently, the United States government helped squash a deal between Huawei and AT&T that would have seen the carrier offer one of the Chinese tech company's phones.

In 2012, Huawei and ZTE Corp were the subject of a US investigation into whether their equipment provided an opportunity for foreign espionage and threatened critical USA infrastructure. A concerted government push could help the USA compete on that front, according to the presentation. "Combined with aggressive pricing, diplomatic support, and suspected payments to local officials, Huawei has quickly taken market share in the radio infrastructure market as well as optical and routing, leaving them poised to take market leadership of 5G". Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.