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Esper won’t give up 5G spectrum to telecom firms, but he will share it

Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Joe Gould  |  February 27, 2020  |  C4ISRNET

 

WASHINGTON ― U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is pushing back against telecom companies’ efforts to claim mid-band spectrum in their race with China to build the next-generation mobile networks, known as 5G. The U.S. military uses those airwaves for several major weapons systems.

“Private sector wants that. We need that,” spectrum range, Esper said Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee. "We’re willing to share it. The technology exists, I’m told, to do that. I think that’s the best way to move forward so we can meet the economic priority with the national security priority.” READ MORE...


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