Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (left) and US President Donald Trump during a 5G network announcement at the White House on Friday. Photo: AFP

‘The race to 5G is a race America must win’, Donald Trump says as US announces plans to accelerate high-speed wireless development

  • Washington to auction largest ever radio spectrum to support 5G telecommunications
  • Federal Communications Commission will devote US$20.4 billion to improve broadband internet in rural America
Topic |   5G

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (left) and US President Donald Trump during a 5G network announcement at the White House on Friday. Photo: AFP
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People attend the 2019 Hanover Fair in Germany on April 1. Photo: Xinhua

US focus on blocking China’s 5G technology misses bigger manufacturing risk

  • Venture capitalist Sean O’Sullivan says divided technology landscape would hand China an advantage
  • Competing US and Chinese technologies will force third countries to choose between systems
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People attend the 2019 Hanover Fair in Germany on April 1. Photo: Xinhua
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