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US govt considers 'nationalising' 5G network for security reasons

Monday 29 January 2018 | 12:42 CET | News
Update: 30 January 2018 | 09:20 CET
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A memo produced by a senior member of the US National Security Council shows officials are thinking about taking over part of the country's mobile network as a way of guarding it against China, Axios reported. The documents say America needs a centralized nationwide 5G network within three years and puts out two options on how to pay for it. In the first option, the US government would pay for and build a single network, which in fact would mean the nationalisation of a historically private infrastructure. The second option would have mobile providers building their own 5G networks and

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[29/01/2018 16:37- Update: Updated to add a comment from FCC chairman Ajit Pai]
[30/01/2018 09:20- Update: Updated to add more comments, also from White House press secretary]


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