New York Times: The US in 5G Race With China

With the advent of the fifth-generation networks – technology that would revolutionize data transfer and better serve virtual reality and artificial intelligence tools – the Trump administration seeks support from NATO allies to prevent China from gaining a foothold in the 5G race. Starting with the United Kingdom and Germany, the Trump administration argues that any economic benefit from using low-cost Chinese telecommunications equipment should not outweigh the security threat companies like Huawei Technologies may pose. Huawei, China’s crown jewel and multinational telecommunications and electronics giant, currently faces criminal charges for fraud, industrial espionage and violation of US sanctions against Iran. The New York Times reports that the White House sees the 5G race as “a zero-sum game,” in which the United States emerges as the sole winner. The fear over Huawei is muddied as the company vehemently denies the allegations and US law enforcement fails to present any smoking-gun evidence. – YaleGlobal

New York Times: The US in 5G Race With China

The US, along with four allies in the Anglophone intelligence-sharing coalition, sounds alarms about China’s ambitions in the 5G race and targets Huawei
David Sanger, Julian Barnes, Raymond Zhong and Marc Santora
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Read the article from the New York Times about the global race for 5G networks.

David E. Sanger is a national security correspondent and a senior writer at the New York Times. Julian E. Barnes is a national security reporter for the New York Times covering the intelligence agencies. Raymond Zhong joined the New York Times as a technology reporter in 2017. Marc Santora is the Warsaw bureau chief oftThe New York Times, responsible for covering Central and Eastern Europe.

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