Wired: 5G Was Going to Unite the World—Instead It’s Tearing Us Apart

July 2, 2020

The latest version of the 5G technical specifications reflect a global effort to develop the technology, but 5G is also causing international division.

“[T]hrough government subsidies and cybertheft of competitors’ intellectual property, Huawei became the global leader while nobody was watching.” says Charles Clancy, MITRE’s vice president for intelligence programs. “They slowly took control of the standards groups, and China wrote 5G.”

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