US wireless industry opposes efforts to nationalise 5G network

Groups that represent wireless telecommunication companies urged US President Donald Trump to oppose any efforts to nationalize the 5G network infrastructure in response to the US Department of Defense’s recent engagement with telecommunications companies. The letter sent to the president was signed by seven groups, including the Wireless Association, NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association, and NCTA – the Internet and Telephone Association. The groups noted it is important to ensure that the free market remains and supports the private sector-led deployment of 5G networks to enable American networks to remain the gold standard worldwide.