I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on.........— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019
....something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019
It is unclear what, if anything, President Trump will do to incentivize the new technology.
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he wants the United States to adopt 5G or 6G technology.
5G and 6G stand for fifth and sixth-generation mobile connectivity. We already live in a 4G world, allowing us to quickly download music and surf the web. According to Imnovation Hub, countries like Spain have smartphones that, on average, have transmission speeds of 21 Mbps.
“5G connection speed will manage to achieve over 10 Gbps,” Imnovation Hub wrote. “That is to say, between 100 and 1000 times faster, making it possible to download, for example, a HD movie in 10 seconds.”
The articles states that 5G technology could allow us to create a functioning internet-based ecosystem in our everyday lives, as well as bring “smart cities” into reality.