- The United States of America (USA) has announced plans to start its own 5G network with selected partners
- American companies such as Dell, AT&T and Microsoft have been shortlisted as possible partners
- Other companies being considered are Nokia and Ericsson, two European firms
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The United States of America (USA) has initiated plans to begin its own 5G technology service.
Information available shows that the country intends to team up with American and European companies to make it happen.
YEN.com.gh understands that American companies such as Dell, Microsoft and AT&T have been shortlisted for the project.
Per a report by Business Insider, European companies such as Nokia and Ericsson may also be invited.
The plan is to create a common 5G software standard that can operate 5G networks on any 5G equipment.
Huawei, the biggest global player in 5G equipment has been sidestepped as the USA considers the company a threat to national security.
There are fears due to its alleged ties with the Chinese government and fears that its technology could be used to spy on the USA.
Huawei’s Chief US security officer, Andy Purdy, has meanwhile stated that the USA’s plan would leave it one or two years behind.
He added that the USA should instead discuss the possibility of licensing Huawei's 5G technology to fulfill 5G’s true potential in the country.
In other news, prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Boris Johnson, has revealed that Chinese technology firm, Huawei, can operate its 5G network in the country.
This comes in the wake of an attempt by the United States of America (USA) to ensure that the Chinese company is excluded from next-communication generation plans by the West.
In apparent defiance to America’s stance on the eve of Brexit, UK stated that Huawei, one of the “high-risk vendors”, would be allowed into the non-sensitive parts of the 5G network.
Per a report by reuters.com, Huawei's service would be excluded from all critical networks and locations such as nuclear sites and military bases.
USA is concerned that Huawei could be used as a conduit to steal Western secrets.
It has however been confirmed that Johnson and Trump spoke shortly after UK’s decision was made public.
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