On Friday (12), Trump and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a series of initiatives aimed at stimulating the development of 5G networks in the United States.
According to CNBC, Trump stressed that by the end of this year, 92 commercial 5G networks will be ready in the United States, surpassing 48 in South Korea.
Our great company is joining the race, he said. It is estimated that the wireless communications industry plans to invest $275 billion in 5G networks, which can quickly create 3 million jobs in the United States and inject $500 billion into our economy.
According to CNET, the US science and technology media, Trump also said, In this powerful future industry, we can not allow any country to surpass the United States... Well win the race.
The Largest Spectrum Auction in American History
As for specific measures to stimulate 5G investment, Trump said his government was releasing as much radio spectrum as possible.
We are removing regular barriers to network construction. The FCC is taking very bold action to make the wireless spectrum available more boldly than ever before. He pointed out.
Spectrum is used to provide the Internet to devices and is regulated by the FCC in the United States.
The FCC announced on December 10 this year that it would launch the largest spectrum auction in the history of the United States, with operators bidding for 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz. The new spectrum will promote the development of 5G, Internet of Things and other spectrum-based advanced services.
The agency has also proposed new regulations that allow fixed-line satellite operators to use the 50GHz band to provide faster and more advanced services to customers.
Since the FCC believes that previous regulations weaken the ability of users to deploy next-generation small network devices in their own industries, especially in rural areas of the United States, it proposes some changes to allow people to install hubs and relay antennas in their own industries to help stimulate 5G networks.
On April 12, FCC Chairman Agate Pay spoke at the White House from Oriental IC
According to Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, the agency will set up a $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunities Fund to extend high-speed broadband to up to 4 million households in rural America and fast-growing local businesses.
It should be noted that Pay also mentioned the suppression of Huawei by the United States on the same day.
The officials attitude was, We think the security and reliability of 5G is absolutely important, not only for national competitiveness, but also for national security.
As for the USs provoking European allies to boycott Huawei, Pay said, There is a need for a framework to understand the risk situation of certain equipment and services, which is recognized by most allies, and it is only a cooperative process to ensure that we have a framework for all.
Observers noted that the U.S. plan to attract the European Union to crack down on Huawei seems to have stalled.
On 26 January, the European Commission announced legal proposals on 5G network security, but did not include a ban on Huawei. Whether a company is prohibited from participating in 5G construction on the grounds of national security will be left to Member States to decide on their own.
Private sector driven, private sector led
In addition to announcing the incentives, the Trump administration on Friday stopped a widespread rumor that the United States would nationalize the 5G network.
According to CNET reports, Trump said on the 12th, referring to the above rumors, In the United States, our approach (for 5G) is driven by the private sector, led by the private sector.
You may have heard that we have another option, that is, to develop 5G through government investment. But we dont want to do that, because it wont be so good, it wont be so fast. He added.
In January last year, talk began to emerge about the possible involvement of the U.S. government in 5G construction. At that time, several officials, including Trumps appointed FCC chairman, Pay, and Trumps economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, opposed the idea.
But there are reports that former House Speaker, Republican Newt Gingrich, and Trumps 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, among others, support greater government involvement.
CTIA, the trade association representing the U.S. wireless communications industry, said Friday that Trumps statement on that day completely ended any misconception of nationalizing spectrum resources or authorizing a 5G wholesale market by the government.
Fighting for the first 5G, bad signal, sometimes like 4G
According to CNBC, carriers AT&T and Verizon have launched 5G networks in the United States, and T-Mobile and Sprint plan to activate their networks later this year. At present, however, only one Motorola phone supports the 5G network in the United States.
On April 2, CTIA released its latest report, saying that in terms of 5G competitiveness, the United States surpassed South Korea and tied with China in the first place. In last years survey, China ranked first, while the United States ranked third.
Screenshots of CTIA Report
The United States, which has made some progress in one year, is competing with South Korea for the title of the first 5G in the world earlier this month. So what is the actual performance of the first 5G network in the United States?
Jessica Dolcourt, CNET editor, said on trial that she spent six hours using MotoZ3 from Motorola and 5G networks near Verizon 5G nodes. This experience made her depressed, confused and totally mad.
Speedtest network test results show that sometimes 5G data speeds exceed the 600 Mbps promised by Verizon, sometimes close to 200 Mbps, and sometimes 5G network is displayed on mobile phones, but it runs like a 4G network, Dolcott said.
Graph from CNET
Chris Welch, editor of TheVerge, another technology media, said he spent 18 hours in Chicago using Verizons 5G network and found it very difficult to find 5G network coverage throughout the city, with very few signals. Even near the 5G node, if it is near the doors and windows of the building, there is 5G signal, walking to the building interior, leaving a few steps away. As the next generation wireless communication network, 5G will make data transmission faster. Unlike 4GLTE, which is mainly for mobile phones, tablets and computers, 5G is expected to provide more reliable network connections for self driving cars, smart city using Internet of things devices, etc. Source: Responsible Editor of Observer Network: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825
Chris Welch, editor of TheVerge, another technology media, said he spent 18 hours in Chicago using Verizons 5G network and found it very difficult to find 5G network coverage throughout the city, with very few signals. Even near the 5G node, if it is near the doors and windows of the building, there is 5G signal, walking to the building interior, leaving a few steps away.
As the next generation wireless communication network, 5G will make data transmission faster. Unlike 4GLTE, which is mainly for mobile phones, tablets and computers, 5G is expected to provide more reliable network connections for self driving cars, smart city using Internet of things devices, etc.