U.S. considering new nationalized 5G network

President Trump’s national security team is mulling over the potential of a government-run 5G wireless network in an attempt to combat Chinese spying, according to a report from Reuters.

The plan is in very early stages of consideration, but if adopted it would have huge impacts on the U.S. economy and technological systems — and would cost billions.

5G capabilities

Regardless of whether the administration’s plan moves forward, 5G networks are on the way. AT&T plans to roll out mobile 5G capability later this year in 12 locations. These networks will be 100 times faster than 4G and could improve remote operations like medical procedures.

While most organizations are a long way off from having 5G capability in their IT systems, the possibility could be coming sooner rather than later.

Transitioning to 5G would require major revamps of IT systems and new experts to keep a 5G-capable system working, so we’ll keep you updated on the changes so you’re not blindsided by the changes.

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