Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Trump Highlights 5G Security as a Priority

President Donald Trump’s administration sees securing telecommunications and 5G as a national priority. The White House National Security Strategy released this week highlights the need for next-generation 5G to maintain U.S. competitiveness. These types of congressionally-mandated reports set-up future policy actions and are meant to send a signal throughout government about how a topic should be treated, reports TechCrunch.

“We will improve America’s digital infrastructure by deploying a secure 5G internet capability nationwide. These improvements will increase national competitiveness, benefit the environment, and improve our quality of life,” the government states in the document. Other than natural gas, 5G wireless service was the only technology area to be specified. 

Industry associations like CTIA cheered. “We are locked in a race with countries such as China and Russia to be the first to deploy 5G,” said CTIA President/CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “To win this race we need government to make more spectrum available to industry and modernize the rules governing the deployment of wireless infrastructure.” Continue Reading

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