Trump’s 5G Tweets Signal Support for Market Innovation, Not Softening on Huawei and China Tech

Breitbart | 2/22/2019 | Staff
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President Donald Trump signaled support Thursday for technology and market structure innovation that would create an open-access wholesale market for 5G wireless spectrum.

In a pair of tweets sent out Thursday morning, the president called for wireless network technology that is “far more powerful, faster, and smarter” than the current networks. He said the way to achieve this was through competition rather than the current system of oligopolistic control of wireless spectrum by major telecom companies.

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Trump’s tweets were initially misinterpreted as a sign that the president was softening the administration’s stance on Chinese technology. CNBC described the tweets as “bizarre” and claimed that although Trump didn’t refer to China or Huawei, “that’s likely what he’s referencing.”

But the meaning of the president’s tweets was clarified pair of tweets from Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for Trump’s 2020 reelection efforts.

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The US has for decades parcelled out wireless spectrum in one-time auctions that allows for spectrum to be ‘owned’ by major carriers even when it...
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