US pledges billions in fresh 5G push

Originally posted on on April 12, 2019

US president Donald Trump (pictured) insisted the country must win the race to 5G, as regulator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to hold a third mmWave auction and pledged to invest $20 billion for rural deployments of the technology.

In a press conference held at the White House alongside FCC chairman Ajit Pai, Trump underlined the importance of 5G to the US, stating his administration was freeing up spectrum to encourage investment in the technology.

“5G networks must be secured, they must be strong…they must also cover every community and they must be deployed as soon as possible,” he said.

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