US Government to build 5G Network to Protect against Chinese Cyber Threats


    The US government under the leadership and guidance of Donald Trump is planning to build a 5G network in a hope that the latest architecture will keep Chinese spying bots at bay.

    In October last year, White House officials learned from a CIA report that Chinese Intelligence is capable of listening to phone calls and breach cybersecurity with the existing communication infrastructure in the United States.

    So, the National Security Council in association with Federal Communications Commission is considering a number of alternatives to deprive the Chinese hackers of conducting espionage-related activities. Therefore, there are planning to build an ultra-fast wireless 5G network which will be exclusively used for government communications.

    However, the idea is still in suggestions stage and might take at least 6-8 months for it to be implemented.

    A handful of carriers, including Verizon Communications Inc, have already started deployment of next-generation wireless network known as 5G. By 2020, most of the US populace might opt to 5G as AT&T is trying its best to shift all its 3G and 4G users to 5G technology by 2020.

    Sources from Reuters say that White House might opt for a separate spectrum which will be using 5G bandwidth exclusively for government communications. Also, they are thinking to ban all Chinese branded handsets like Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, Mi from contemplating their sales and services in the United States from March this year.

    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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