The US government aims to surpass China and regain its status as a leader in wireless connectivity.
The White House is planning to discuss the development of 6G wireless technology and learn from the rollout of 5G in an effort to beat China and re-establish US leadership, but the limited adoption of 5G in the US and the government’s early focus on 6G create challenges for the wireless industry.
The White House is planning a meeting with government officials, business leaders, and academics to discuss the development of 6G wireless technology and the lessons learned from the rollout of 5G. The administration’s effort aims to beat China and re-establish the US as a leader in wireless connectivity while planning for new technologies that are essential to national security and the broader economy. The White House wants to apply the lessons learned from the importance of early involvement and resilience in 5G development to optimize the performance, accessibility, and security of 6G networks. Although the 5G infrastructure rollout in the US is mostly complete, consumer adoption still lags behind 4G. The limited adoption can be attributed to slower-than-expected 5G network infrastructure development and the fact that the performance of 4G connectivity is good enough for most consumers.