5G ramp up: US unveils plans to speed up 5G wireless deployment

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He also announced that the FCC would create a $20 billion program to bring more wireless and digital infrastructure to rural communities. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard.

Patently Apple: If the President wants the U.S.to win the 5G Race, then they should provide Apple and Intel with incentives to launch a 5G version of the iPhone in early 2020 as opposed to late 2020.

The United States has good chances to outcompete other players in developing 5G telecommunications network, Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai said during a press briefing.

5G promises ultra-reliable speeds up to 1,000 times faster than 4G, as well as better capacity and lower latency, which will help improve business outcomes for customers, solution providers told CRN in October. "Whether it is agriculture, healthcare, transportation or manufacturing - all of these have a very compelling 5G use case", said Pai. With 5G, a movie that takes minutes to download on your phone will load in seconds.

The FCC Chairman Ajit Pai quickly announced that starting on December 10th, it will offer "the largest spectrum auction in our nation's history", allow carriers to bid on 3,400MHz of new spectrum in the Upper 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz spectrum bands.

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To accelerate and incentivize these investments, my administration is freeing up as much wireless spectrum as needed [.] removing regularity barriers to the buildout of networks. We want to make sure that our networks are secure. The money would be used to help 4 million homes and businesses employ high-speed broadband in rural America.

"The work this administration's FCC has done to ensure America remains the world leader in internet and telecommunications technology will produce incalculable benefits for our economy for decades to come", Ken Cuccinelli, FreedomWorks Foundation Director of the Regulatory Action Center, said in a press statement.

The United States, New Zealand and Australia have banned China's Huawei from developing their 5G networks, citing security threats. We already see some American carriers doing trials across the United States.

FILE - Attendees take pictures of the new Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019.

"As you probably heard, we had another alternative of doing it, that would be through government investment, and leading through the government, we don't want to do that because it won't be almost as good, almost as fast", Trump said.


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