White House: Dell, Microsoft, AT&T, others working on open standard for 5G tech to counter China's Huawei

PHOTO: Reuters, 2019

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.

Read more:
U.S. Pushing Effort to Develop 5G Alternative to Huawei [wsj.com, Bob Davis and Drew FitzGerald, Feb. 4, 2020 10:53 am ET]

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