Too Early to Panic in the Race for 5G

May 01, 2019

The blending of economic policy analysis and national security concerns regarding next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure is leading to some sloppy, if not downright loopy, thinking. 5G is anticipated to play a critical role in enabling a far broader set of applications for all kinds of organizations than previous technology, and seeing a successful, relatively early adoption of the platform may be key for generating the next decade’s worth of innovations that will leverage its capabilities. As such, it is surely in the interest of the United States to have a robust deployment of 5G sooner rather than later, but it is important we not overreact to the race with China or lose sight of America’s strengths.