US 5G Competitiveness Will Require Innovative Technology and Free Market Spectrum Allocation

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

When President Trump sits down today with China’s vice premier, it would be a good time to serve notice that the United States is going to take steps to upend the Chinese bid to dominate fifth-generation wireless technology.

This punch was telegraphed in two Tweets yesterday from the President and two from his campaign manager, Brad Pascale. They discussed the need for American 5G technology to surpass competitors’. That can only happen if we abandon the current, anti-competitive structure for wireless spectrum allocation.

It’s time for the United States, instead, to lead the world in adopting a free-market, open-access approach to utilizing the wireless spectrum. The result will be a private sector-driven build-out of 5G networks that promises greatly to: reduce wireless costs, massively improve service and keep this vital infrastructure out of the hands of our Chinese enemies.

This is Frank Gaffney.