President Donald Trump said today that US companies should take the lead in the global race to build next-generation wireless networks – and formulated a cryptic warning against blocking certain technologies in their development.
"I want 5G technology, and even 6G, in the US as soon as possible," tweeted Trump. "It is much more powerful, faster and smarter than the current standard. American companies must redouble their efforts or be left behind. "
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In a follow-up, he added, "I want the United States to outweigh the competition, not the blockage of more advanced technologies now."
He did not immediately know what he was referring to, although his administration had issued conflicting messages about keeping Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei and ZTE out of the US for national security reasons, despite the appeals. Democrats and Republicans.
A draft decree to ban the use of certain Chinese equipment in US 5G networks has been delayed for a long time, and Trump is offusque of the export ban imposed by the department of Commerce last year to ZTE exports, which, according to the company, would condemn its global activities. . The administration then reached an agreement with ZTE which lifted the ban.
Trump, in the middle of the negotiations, tweeted: "Chinese President Xi and I are working together to give the Chinese telephone company, ZTE, a way to get back on their feet quickly." Too many jobs lost in China."