5G

White House Council Seeks Input on Plan to Invest in Alternatives to GPS

The request for information flows from an executive order on the responsible use of positioning, navigation and timing services.

How 5G Could Change Government’s Pandemic Response

The main benefit of 5G, especially for public sector applications, is the enablement of machine-to-machine communications.

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

The State Department is working with financial institutions to help close deals for Western technology providers around the globe, an official says.

4 Senators Introduce Bill with New Tools to Compete Against China

The bill includes major tech proposals, calling for more investment and closer partnerships with allies.

Justice Official Explains Why Law Enforcement is Worried about 5G

As the government works to deploy next generation networking technology, policy discussions highlight rifts between agency stakeholders.

U.S. Marine Corps, Verizon Launch ‘Living Lab’ to Test 5G

Officials will explore defense applications of the maturing technology on a military base in California.

House Appropriators Add Support for FedRAMP, 5G and Chinese Telecom Bans to Spending Bill

The committee also suggested adding another $25 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.

House Appropriations Advances Defense Spending Bill

Areas of concern for cybersecurity include building the workforce and 5G development.

China is Dumping Fiber Optic Cables in the Global Market, Commerce Official Says

The cables are key to the development of fifth-generation networks, and therefore a matter of national security for the Trump administration.

Industry Calls on Government to Invest Billions for Developing Secure 5G Networks 

Comments to the NTIA also say the administration shouldn’t choose winners and losers to compete with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

Pandemic Reveals Need to Make Airwaves More Resilient

The spectrum's sweet spot—frequencies in the mid-range—can carry significant amounts of data while reaching many users but are reserved for the government.

5G-Focused Legislation Aims to Improve Security in Military Telecom Infrastructure

The DoD 5G Act would direct the launch of a Defense Secretary-led telecommunications security program.

New Team Telecom Recommendation Doesn’t Bode Well for U.S.-China Connections

The Justice Department-led commission cited Chinese cybersecurity laws in spurning an undersea cable that would vastly improve the speed and capacity of data transfers to the region.

FCC Directs First 5G-Focused Universal Service Funding to Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Both territories’ communications infrastructures were ravaged by hurricanes in recent years. 

Commerce to Allow Sharing Certain Technology with Huawei

The move aims to facilitate full U.S. participation in international standards-setting bodies.

Effort to Develop Open Standards for 5G Moves in Intelligence Authorization Act

The bill cleared committee with one conspicuous hold out over an unsustainable proliferation of government secrets.

New Air-Ops Software to Get 5G Test Outside Las Vegas

The Air Force will build a 5G network at Nellis AFB, the latest U.S. base to host experiments with the next-gen comms gear.