Trump Ramps Up 5G, 6G Push
US President Trump has set his sights on 5G and 6G, vowing to win the next-gen telco race currently spearheaded by Chinese giant Huawei.
As per TechCrunch, President Trump alluded to 6G during a White House press conference, adding 5G will be a “big deal” for “a while.”
His comments echo a recent Twitter post, asserting there’s “no reason” the United States should lag behind global rivals.
I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 21 February 2019
The news follows the announcement of America’s largest auction of radio frequencies, and a $20 billion fund to develop high-speed broadband in rural US.
The American Federal Communications Commission also intends to hold its third 5G spectrum auction late this year – availability tipped to revamp several US industries.
“The race to 5G is a race that we must win,” he claims.
He has urged American private companies to innovate faster and deploy the next-gen network.
Debunking previous nationalisation reports, President Trump claims a government-led 5G push will not be “as good, nearly as fast.”