onsdag 14. april 2021

Can Japan and the US Lead the Way to 6G?

National leaders like Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and U.S. President Joe Biden find themselves in an unenviable position. As fifth-generation (5G) mobile telecommunications networks are being rolled out in their countries to fulfill the promise of faster speeds and lower latencies to help bolster their economies, network operators in their countries have few or no domestic hardware vendors with whom they can do business. Instead, they are being forced to choose between hardware components made by Chinese companies, viewed by their governments as an unacceptable national security threat, or by European or South Korean firms, which are more costly.

This is one of several China and technology competition-related issues that Biden and Suga will discuss when they meet in Washington on April 16.