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April 5, 2019

America Rises in Global 5G Race: Here’s How To Make Sure We Win .

America Rises in Global 5G Race: Here’s How To Make Sure We Win

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CTIA CEO Meredith Attwell Baker
Meredith Attwell Baker
President & CEO

The United States has leaped from third a year ago to tied for No. 1 with China in the global 5G race, according to new research. 5G is the next generation of wireless, which will unlock innovation, create jobs and foster the industries of the future.

This should come as no surprise. Thanks to significant private investment, the first large-scale commercial 5G deployments anywhere in the world are happening now, in communities across America. By the end of the year, the United States will have twice as many 5G deployments as the next leading nation.

Twelve months ago, with no deployments, no spectrum auctions and out-of-date infrastructure rules, America ranked third globally in 5G readiness.

What changed? The Federal Communications Commission, the White House and Congress moved quickly to remove barriers to deployment, modernize siting rules, and unleash the power of free market competition. Thanks to their leadership, the wireless industry can invest and build more quickly. And that is exactly what is happening.

 

Read the rest of Meredith’s op-ed, here.

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