Trump: The 5G race has begun. The United States can only win but not lose.

 Trump: The 5G race has begun. The United States can only win but not lose.

Figure: On April 12, 2019, US President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Roosevelt Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C., on the US 5G deployment, alongside Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Netease Technologies News, April 13, CNBC reported that on Friday, local time, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced several plans to accelerate the deployment of 5G in the United States. Trump said: The 5G race has begun and the United States must win.

Trump pointed out that by the end of this year, 92 5G cities in the United States will be ready, surpassing 48 cities in South Korea. Its a competition with great American companies, Trump said. It is estimated that the wireless industry plans to invest $275 billion in 5G networks, create 3 million jobs for the United States and increase our economy by $500 billion.

5G is the next generation wireless network, which will make data transmission faster. Unlike 4GLTE, which mainly targets mobile phones, tablets and computers, 5G is expected to provide more reliable connections for driverless cars and smart cities using Internet of Things devices. Unmanned vehicles need continuous data connections, and intelligent cities will use Internet of Things devices such as street lights and traffic lights.

American carriers AT&T and Verizon have launched 5G networks domestically. T-Mobile and Sprint plan to activate their 5G networks later in 2019. However, only one Motorola handset currently supports this 5G network.

To accelerate and stimulate these investments, my government is releasing as much wireless spectrum as possible, Trump said. We are removing the obstacles in network construction. The FCC is also taking very bold action to make the wireless spectrum available more boldly than ever before. Spectrum is a radio network used to provide the Internet to equipment, which is managed by the FCC.

Trump also said that the United States should not nationalize its 5G network and that private companies should act quickly to deploy faster next generation networks. In the United States, our approach is driven and led by the private sector, and the government doesnt need to spend a lot of money, he said. If its government-led, its probably not that good, its not that fast.

Over the past year, the White House has been considering nationalizing the 5G network. In March, media reports said Trump supported the governments role in managing the 5G network in his re-election campaign, while White House officials, including Larry Kudlow, a senior economic adviser, opposed the idea.

In October 2018, President Trump signed a memorandum to guide the development of a national spectrum strategy to maintain Americas leading position in 5G wireless network technology. Trump said the move is crucial to the economy and national security, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that people across the United States have access to 5G networks and that other countries will not surpass the United States. But the memorandum has no financial details, and the White House plan relies heavily on the private sector.

Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, said Trumps opposition to nationalization of 5G networks was an important signal for the private sector, which is investing tens of billions of dollars in building 5G networks. CTIA, an industry organization, argues that Trumps statement completely ends any misconceptions about nationalizing spectrum resources or government management of 5G networks.

Trumps comments came as the FCC announced the news on Friday. Starting on Dec. 10, the FCC will conduct the largest spectrum auction in U.S. history, allowing operators to bid for new bands of 3,400 MHz at 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz, respectively, the agency said. The new spectrum will promote the development of 5G, the Internet of Things and other advanced spectrum services, the FCC said.

Since November last year, the FCC has auctioned 1550 MHz spectrum for commercial wireless operators to use for 5G connections. The third 5G spectrum auction will be the largest, and the FCC will sell 3400 MHz spectrum in three different bands. Jessica Rosenworcel, a member of the FCC and a Democrat, said the auction was a good move, but the FCC also had to turn to the intermediate frequency band, or risk falling behind other countries.

According to Pay, the FCC will allocate more spectrum for commercial 5G than all mobile broadband providers in the United States currently put together. As the United States competes with other countries in the world, these technologies will give the United States an advantage. He also said that the 5G digital revolution will promote the development of telemedicine and agriculture.

In addition, the FCC has proposed new regulations that allow fixed satellite service operators to provide faster and more advanced services to customers using the 50GHz band. The agency also said the current regulations weaken the ability of users to deploy next-generation small network devices at home, especially in rural areas, and proposed amendments to allow people to install hubs and relay antennas at home to help stimulate 5G network growth.

Pay also plans to invest $20.4 billion over the next 10 years to build high-speed broadband networks in rural areas of the United States. The goal of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is to provide funds to service providers in areas where high-speed services are unavailable through reverse auctions, and to connect up to 4 million rural households and small businesses to high-speed broadband networks. (small)

Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541