The Trump White House says it is working with U.S. technology companies to develop software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks, in an effort to reduce reliance on China's Huawei.
Companies involved in the effort include Dell, Microsoft and AT&T, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Seeking to blunt the dominance by China's Huawei Technologies Co., the White House is working with U.S. technology companies to create advanced software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks.
The plan would build on efforts by some U.S. telecom and technology companies to agree on common engineering standards that would allow 5G software developers to run code atop machines that come from nearly any hardware manufacturer. That would reduce, if not eliminate, reliance on Huawei equipment.
The end game is government/carrier control of all communications. Journalists need to understand this stuff better. https://t.co/W7KI6fP0UL
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) February 4, 2020
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