Local time on the 28th, a U.S. official confirmed that the government departments are discussing the lower level of these options, is expected to be Trump decided after 6-8 months.
White House Spokesman Sanders said on the 29th that any discussions are at an "early stage" and the Trump administration considers it necessary to have a secure network but has not yet made any decision on this.
Why China 5G to make the United States afraid?
5G is short for the fifth generation of mobile communication, 5G can provide a better connection than 4G, which is mainly reflected in faster data transmission and response time.
Specifically, 5G is likely to achieve 1 gigabits per second, about 10 times faster than our current rate. A wide variety of machines and devices - such as refrigerators, cars and the like - can access the Internet with virtually zero latency.
When interviewed by Chinatrust News Agency reporter Xinhua News Agency, Lu Tingjie accepted that China and Singapore are through train. "We expect countries in the application of 5G to stand in the forefront of the world, advance the telecommunications industry and promote the national informatization. Overall construction. "
2018, 5G is a crucial year. In June this year, the first version of 5G will come out with international standards. With a clear standard, the global 5G process will rapidly increase and the competition in 5G industry will also intensify.
According to the plan, China will conduct large-scale trial networking in 2018, start the construction of 5G network in 2019 and formally commercialize the 5G network in 2020. The United States, the European Union, South Korea and Japan all plan to launch a commercial deployment of 5G networks in the second half of 2019 and formally commercialize them by 2020.
China Information and Communication Research Institute, Qualcomm and other industry organizations that which country can take the lead in the construction and commercial use of high-level 5G commercial network, which country is expected to dominate the global 5G industry chain.
From 2016 onwards, China will take the lead in launching the 5G R & D and experiment in this contest.
At a press conference held by the State Council on the 30th, Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that 2018 will be a crucial year for the 5G standard definition and commercial product development. Currently, the 5G R & D trial in China has entered the third phase and will promote the 5G system The equipment basically reached pre-commercial level, laying a good foundation for follow-up 5G scale test and cell phone network testing.
Independent IT, telecom analyst Fu Liang tells the country is through train Reporter: "In the 3G, 4G era, we are only mature business after others began to issue licenses, to do the test, more is to imitate.But in the 5G era, China Almost the same period as foreign countries, with a larger test scale and a better depth of testing, we are globally leading position at the commercial level. "
However, despite the intense competition 5G, but the Chinese market is open.
Fu Liang pointed out: "Japan and South Korea's operators are also coming to China for experiments. China welcomes the participation of all equipment manufacturers. It is not an enclosed environment. Instead, the United States is now closed."
Why the "nationalization" 5G was opposed?
Although there is no conclusion yet, neither the U.S. federal regulatory agencies nor the major telecom companies are optimistic about "nationalization" 5G.
According to the New York Times, Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, has directly voiced his opposition, saying that the federal government's control of the 5G network could harm the private sector and the economy.
"The market, not the government, is the best catalyst for innovation and investment." Pai said in a statement: "The federal government building a nationalized 5G network is a costly and counterproductive policy because we need help The United States won the 5G's future. "
USTelecom, a trade group that represents telecoms and cable broadband providers, also said any government-run program will hinder the industry.
In fact, in addition to worrying about China's dominance in 5G, "nationalization" 5G is also doping with some private goods.
According to Bloomberg, Blair Levin, research adviser for New Street, pointed out in a report that "nationalization" 5G comes from the U.S. government's national security aide who are worried about the United States' reliance on Chinese equipment on the 5G network.
It is understood that the EU has been using Huawei's equipment for a long time, so far, no problems have been raised. British operators are also using Chinese equipment, did not ask questions.
Edison Lee, an analyst at investment banking firm Jefferies, believes that one issue the U.S. government may worry about is the discovery that they have only four major players in the telecommunications equipment market - Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE.
"When wireless operators begin to evaluate suppliers, some of them may eventually find that Huawei has very good know-how at reasonable prices and that ZTE's products are suitable and cheaper." If the market makes a decision, I think The U.S. government fears that eventually people will choose Huawei or ZTE for business reasons, "said Edison Lee.
If you refuse to enter China's equipment, it will bring a lot of disadvantages to the United States.
Sputnik quoted experts as saying that the "nationalized" 5G network plan proposed in the United States may bring higher costs because Chinese-made enterprises including Huawei and ZTE's communication equipment have dominated the global market at a lower price status.
Fu Liang told the country is through train reporter, the United States to develop 5G, Huawei and ZTE can not bypass the patent. In addition, Huawei and ZTE will not be allowed to enter the U.S. market, which will also disadvantage U.S. carriers and users.
"Suppliers are getting less competitive, there are not many devices in the world, the rest are more monopolized, the prices are higher, and the motivation for dealing with operators and customers is weaker." Fu Liang Say.
Analysis by mobile expert Joe Madden is more intriguing. In an interview with Fortune magazine, he said Huawei and ZTE in the past had to rely on semiconductors produced by US companies. This time, China is planning to launch its own semiconductors for the 5G. From an economic point of view, this puts the United States at a huge disadvantage.