The Trump administration says it wants to nationalize the 5G network
President Donald Trump’s national security team is considering how best to build a national 5G network. A senior administration official confirmed the initiative and provided Axios with a PowerPoint outlining some of the proposal.
The motivation: The primary reason cited is to stay competitive with (and guard US networks against) China. The document argues that a strong 5G network is the gateway to advancement in technologies like self-driving cars and virtual reality.
The network: The report outlines two possible paths for developing 5G:
1. A network built and funded by the US government 2. A system built up of networks constructed by mobile carriers