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5G race full-speed ahead: Misguided attempt to nationalize is over, for now

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16.04.2019

Thankfully, President Trump announced last week that he opposes nationalization of 5G.

“In the United States our approach is private-sector driven and private-sector led. The government doesn’t have to spend lots of money. Leading through the government, it won’t be nearly as good, nearly as fast,” Trump said.

Indeed, the private sector is investing billions of dollars in 5G technology to win the race against global competition and maintain American leadership in this field. All prior generations, including the current 4G, were developed first in the U.S. through fierce competition and without government intervention.

But, even as several carriers have already developed and are now launching new 5G networks in several major cities across the country, many inside the Beltway, including within the Trump administration, had been pushing hard for the nationalization of 5G. This would mean “sharing” this spectrum with companies that........

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