President Donald Trump urged American companies to “step up their efforts” to bring the 5G cellular network to the US in order to advance the current standard, he said on Twitter Thursday.
“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind,” the president said.
“There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!,” he added.
Chinese tech company, Huawei, offered to help the UK government build its 5G network through the use of its equipment. But the US warned their assistance may open the door for espionage on behalf of Beijing.
In an interview with Fox Business, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advocated on behalf of utilizing American tech companies instead of Huawai.
“When capitalism competes with state-owned enterprises, at the end of the day I am confident that capitalism will prevail,” he said.
“This 5G technology is going to be a wonderful thing and a lot of data will be transmitted in volumes and at speeds that make what we’re doing today, which frankly for someone of my generation feels pretty good, be in the distant past,” he added.
This article provided by NewsEdge.