The race to 5G is ramping up, as an increasing amount of smartphone makers are making 5G Compatible devices and cell providers are working on implementing 5G. Countries all over the world are working on blanketing their land with 5G, and US President Donald J. Trump recently stressed the importance of this on Twitter.
President Trump stated on Twitter, “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!”
The expansion of 5G is being dominated by China at the moment, where WiFi is available almost everywhere; however, cities with Verizon networks still struggle. Innovators like Xfinity and Google are offering fixes like hotspots in cities, which are useful. There are few locations in cities where you can’t pick up an Xfinity hotspot. Having a mesh of public hotspots and cell networks might help the US compete with China. Some have suggested for the government to make hotspots in cities, so everyone can get online. Many government buildings already have this, but we might see cities rolling out hotspots in other locations.
The Expansion of networks and 5G is coming in the United States, and we will see what American companies do to combat the competition in China.