President Trump on Friday announced a new wireless spectrum auction aimed at accelerating the rollout of the next generation of wireless communications networks, a technology administration scene as critical to winning an economic war in China.
At present it remains quiet if the United States issues an order that is essentially forbidden by Chinese firms such as Huawei from building networks. At the White House on Friday, Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced the third, auction of spectrum used by telecom companies to build a "fifth generation," or 5G, network, which promises great speed for downloading data on cellular networks.
Trump's management sees the next generation of technology as critical to the United States's ability to dominate the future industries and is powerful in its long-term economic prospects. It looks at China's ability to control these networks as a threat to national security because even, in theory, provides access to Beijing with information flowing with them.
"The 5G secure networks are really an important link to the 21st-century American security and national security," says Mr. Trump on Friday.
But telecommunications companies in China, such as Huawei, are ready to dominate because they offer the lowest prices, and what some European and Asian officials consider are some of the best tools to provide of the technical backbone of the 5G network. There are no American suppliers for major switching networks, meaning that American systems will be largely built by companies like Nokia and Ericsson, both European.
The administration has long been contemplating an executive order banning American telecom companies from using Huawei or other Chinese equipment when building a 5G network. But the executive order is not the same, led by many officials and industry overseers who believe that the administration will hold up to complete current trade negotiations with China. Any transfer to the bar of Chinese companies from the United States may be angry with the Chinese leadership.
It is possible that Mr. Trump allows some Chinese access to the American market – despite the concerns of national security – to fall into trading deal with Xi Jinping, Even without a ban, the Trump administration has made a strong line with allies, telling them that allowing Huawei to build and maintain 5G systems, even though they are managed by Western companies, could give Beijing an undetectable backdoor to wireless networks.
Fear is the implementation of the Chinese government and copies of data streaming to wireless networks, potentially compromising that information and, theoretically, putting trade secrets and intelligence into the military. While most of that data is encrypted, giving control over Chinese data flow control is considered to be a major risk of the Pentagon and intelligence agencies.
But to Mr. Trump, 5G is an issue with elections as a security issue. Speaking at the White House, surrounded by wireless worker companies wearing cowboy hats and hard hats, Mr. said. Trump that the United States can not allow itself to be "noticed" on the 5G network.
"The breed of 5G is a breed of America Should win," said Mr. Trump. "And it is different that our great companies are now involved and we give them the incentives they need. It is a race that we win."
Trump management is considered a plan to create 5G national networks using federal currency. Said Mr. Trump on Friday that this approach has been denied and the private industry will build 5G American networks.
Mr. Trump did not mention China or any Chinese companies like Huawei, though he said the 5G network should be "guarded from the enemy – and we have enemies there."
Mr. Trump repeatedly said he would extend broadband access to rural America. "It does not matter where you get quick access to 5G, and it's different life," says Mr. Trump.
But administrative critics of the strategy say that the technology accepted by the United States is very focused on the high-spectrum, which will be more difficult to deliver 5G service in the countryside of America.
Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat appointed to the FCC, criticized the 5G management policy of Trump, saying it was "worse than good." From the increase of tariffs on 5G alienation equipment of all 5G security allies falling over to the rest of the world in the critical mid-band spectrum, it has not yet offered a feasible plan for US leadership, "he said on Twitter .
The United States is hosting a number of high-band electromagnetic spectrum companies that need to talk to a new generation of mobile phones and internet-of-things devices. the state should focus more on developing midband, not high-band, spectrum. High-band allows more data, but with a smaller range, it means that providers should build more 5G tower. It also means 5G High-band spectrum based systems are more difficult to build in rural areas.
The rest of the world, especially in Asia, focuses on their 5G growth in the midband spectrum, covering a wider area though less capacity.
"It's very important that we pivot the midband today because the rest of the world may leave us behind," Ms. Rosenworcel said in an interview. "This is the spectrum that it is possible to bring 5G service to rural areas of this country, and we need to think about investing right now and not later."