Visitors are seen at the 5G Arena during the 2019 Hanover Fair in Germany on April 1. Making an influx of mobile spectrum available to the US telecoms industry over the next five years is expected to add US$391 billion to the nation’s economy and create 1.8 million new jobs, according to a new study. Photo: Xinhua

US catches up with China in 5G readiness as race heats up for ultra-fast mobile networks

  • US leads in planned commercial deployments in 2019, but China has hundreds of large-scale 5G trials
Topic |   5G

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Visitors are seen at the 5G Arena during the 2019 Hanover Fair in Germany on April 1. Making an influx of mobile spectrum available to the US telecoms industry over the next five years is expected to add US$391 billion to the nation’s economy and create 1.8 million new jobs, according to a new study. Photo: Xinhua
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Retired Lieutenant General James Clapper Jnr, the former US director of national intelligence, was one of six former defence and intelligence chiefs to sign a statement warning about the risks posed by US allies using Chinese technology in their 5G wireless telecommunications networks. Photo: AFP

‘Grave concerns’: US ex-military leaders warn that allies’ use of Chinese 5G tech poses unacceptable risk

  • The six ex-commanders bluntly said Chinese 5G equipment risked espionage and disruptive cyberattacks on military operations, and ‘the time for action is now’
  • The statement was timed to the opening of a Nato summit of foreign ministers in Washington
Topic |   5G

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Retired Lieutenant General James Clapper Jnr, the former US director of national intelligence, was one of six former defence and intelligence chiefs to sign a statement warning about the risks posed by US allies using Chinese technology in their 5G wireless telecommunications networks. Photo: AFP
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