US Mulls Building Nationalized 5G Network as Protection From China

Trump administration mulls a nationalized 5G network

Documents obtained by Axios outline National Security Council (NSC) plans to guard against Chinese cyberattacks by bringing at least a portion of the 5G network in-house.

The documents reviewed by Axios suggested that the USA must have a centralized 5G network spanning the country within the next three years.

Monday's response from the telecom industry to a leaked memo that revealed the US administration was considering building its own 5G network to bring super-fast Internet to consumers and businesses - a government effort created to thwart what the Administration and some lawmakers say is potential Chinese espionage - was fast and pointed.

Instead, Pai said the US government should make wireless airwaves, known as spectrum, more available for commercial carriers like AT&T and Verizon to deploy 5G networks. On Monday, Recode reported that administration officials said the Axios memo was outdated. Instead, it would build and maintain the network and rent access to the likes of AT&T and Verizon.

The documents reportedly go on to say that a model for government-controlled 5G infrastructure could be exported to other countries that are United States allies to guard against Chinese interference.

5G wireless networks are expected to improve connectivity for smartphones and tablets and home broadband networks, as well as self-driving cars and an endless lineup of other devices. He countered with a suggestion for the federal government to make more wireless spectrum available to commercial carriers to expand the 5G network.

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In 2012, concern about possible Chinese interference in the U.S. led government authorities to issue a report describing Huawei Technologies Co.

"Unfortunately, if built using the current lnternet's unsecure architecture model, this network will also exponentially expand the threats". The document also alludes to the public good in addition to national security concerns, comparing the development of such as network as akin to the Eisenhower National Highway System. The report pushes for greater government intervention, but an Axios source said a recent version took a more neutral stance.

"It is necessary and possible to build a secure, high-performance, world-leading 5G network platform by the end of the first term", the memo states. (NYSE: T), which operates one of the biggest networks in the United States, recently collapsed after security concerns were raised during negotiations, according to a Reuters report.

Apart from FCC chairman Pai, three of remaining four FCC commissioners also said on Monday that they opposed nationalizing the 5G network, while the fourth expressed skepticism. There'll be a fierce debate inside the Trump administration - and an outcry from the industry - over the next 6-8 months over how such a network is built and paid for.

"We have to have a secure network that doesn't allow bad actors to get in", a senior administration official told Reuters.

The US mobile has been working on deploying 5G networks for years, with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US investing heavily. And the major network equipment companies, including Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei, are building the backbone and equipment to support 5G. AT&T started rolling out 5G service with the start of the new year.

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