As both countries prepare for the next generation of super-fast wireless networks, China has built about 350,000 cell sites since 2015, while the United States has built fewer than 30,000, according to a study released Tuesday by Deloitte.
‘First-adopter’ countries get a head start
"We’re talking about billions of devices on the same network, not just millions," said Dan Littmann, a principal at Deloitte and an author of the study.
The report noted that "first-adopter countries embracing 5G could sustain more than a decade of competitive advantage."
A crucial element of 5G deployment is the installation of new wireless sites, many of which must be placed on lamp posts and utility poles in densely populated areas.
But in April, a report from CTIA, a trade association for the US wireless industry, said the United States needs a clearer schedule for the allocation of radio frequencies, similar to what has been announced in China and South Korea.
That report found that China was the country most prepared to deploy 5G networks. South Korea was second, and the United States was third. Japan was fourth.
The US government has indicated it’s aware of the threat from China.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom’s $117 billion bid for Qualcomm after US officials raised concerns that it would give China an edge on 5G technology.
US wireless providers like Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T), CNN’s parent company, have said they’ll launch 5G technology in select markets by the end of 2018.
Beijing plans to deploy 5G on a large commercial scale by 2020. China’s top carriers have all pledged to meet this timeline.
USA going for 6G..so there!!
Trump wants to go back to 2G since Obama was looking at 5G.
6G?ask the FCC
China is moving forward and the US is moving toward 23 trillion in debt.
5G might be a bid faster than the World is expecting..At Least the United States Of America has a miliage already and having TECH Giants like Verizon And AT&T on the ground field which they have been in the Tele Communication Space is a plus advantage to them..i think countries need to start to select their trusted TECH Giants to start t be on follow of 5G..