Trump says he wants U.S. to develop 6G wireless technology ASAP

Trump says he wants U.S. to develop 6G wireless technology ASAP
Whether you love the guy or hate him, one thing you can say about the Donald Trump presidency is that it is never boring. Many times Trump gets an idea in his head and regardless whether it came from an official briefing or a movie plot, he just runs with it. For example, the president wants the country to be first to police the galaxy with his Space Force creation. And today, Trump disseminated a tweet about 6G and how important it is to the country.

In the tweet, the president wrote that "I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind." As most of you already know, 5G service will slowly rollout in the U.S. this year. Yesterday, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 5G, which will be available this summer.

5G download data speeds will be as much as 20 times faster than 4G LTE. The faster speeds will allow for the creation of new services and businesses. As for 6G, well it is way too early to even think about and there are certainly no 6G standards at this time.

The rest of Trump's comments are found in a second follow-up tweet that reads, "I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!" This comment is interesting since Trump is expected to sign an order that bans U.S. carriers from using networking equipment manufactured by Chinese companies.

In his own roundabout and scattered way of communicating, the president is calling for U.S. companies to compete in the networking equipment business. Currently, Huawei is the global leader in this space with Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE trailing. And that actually is not a bad idea.

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58 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This guy is hilarious

6. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

No kidding. He is the poster child of its “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." I just can't deal with folks who refuses to educate themselves about a subject matter and have to nerve to talk authoritatively about such subject.

20. 7thlvl

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

You sir are a Hypocrite

14. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

NO! I demand we build 10G ASAP.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's such a tool. Trump sucks.

45. tangbunna

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

USA is good to have 10 more Trumps.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yep. That'd finish the country for sure.

63. almostdone

Posts: 439; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Mr Trump 6G is not going to help your tweets.

2. macawmatt

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I still ask, with my 70+Mbps connection, what could I be doing on my phone that I need a faster connection? Its not like with data caps that it can honestly replace my truly unlimited fiber at home.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

8k late night flicks that you cant watch at work or with anyone else for that matter

9. felixhzv89

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 30, 2019

It’s not only for phones though.

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6723; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Exactly right. They're trying to get everything connected online with blazing speeds.

27. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"...what could I be doing on my phone that I need a faster connection?" Watching porn at 4k? Can't think of anything else, really! But in all seriousness; even 4G is an overkill in most scenarios, except for FaceTime and video streaming @ 1080p. There's a reason I keep my phone on 3G band 90% of the time. It's more than plenty for occasional browsing, tweeting, RSS notifications and texting on iMessage and doesn't kill the battery as fast as LTE. Oh well, G'Day!

4. cozze02

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Why stop there, let's go for 7G!

5. alanrock

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

great minds think alike as i was totally thinking the other day that 6G would be even better than 5G...imagine what 69G could do...

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha 69 will give Mr Mushroom a hart attack.......oh wait if golden showers did not do it........

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Mr Mushroom is so stupid! He does not know anything about tech!

51. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Why so obsessed with his genitalia?

57. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Who said it was about his junk? It could also be because he keeps his followers in the dark and feeds them s**t.

10. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. " Which is exactly why the US is blocking Huawei.

19. 7thlvl

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

do you even pay attention? because huawei is spying with their tech for china.

21. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Just as American companies do with their tech, but sure it's only China

38. superguy

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Yeah, because the US is the only ones accusing them ... :rolleyes: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-11/huawei-warnings-may-bring-chinese-retaliation-czech-leader-says Notice what other European governments have done/are doing. Czech Republic banned them from government use. Japan's banning them and ZTE from 5g deployments. Others are as well. Plenty of concern around, especially given Huawei's closer than usual ties to the Chinese government.

35. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"do you even pay attention? because huawei is spying with their tech for china" Any proof of that?, Nope! thought not.

40. superguy

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Do you have proof that they're on the up and up? Didn't think so. Plenty of suspicion around given the founder's ties to the army and being a member of the Chinese communist party. And Huawei has been caught trying to rip off intellectual property several times. Ripping off Cisco's IOS was a big one that happened, and they also ripped off T-Mobile. But hey, Huawei's just a poor picked on and misunderstood company, right?

52. mahalo15

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

15. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

And at the same time, he's tightening immigration policies for talented foreigners. Heck, the US should even make friend with Huawei instead of being hostile towards them and make false claims about Huawei spying on people. Huawei has one of the most advanced 5G technologies in the world and theres a lot the US can learn from them. Seriously I've never seen anyone as self-contradicting as Trump, even Elon Musk doesnt come close.

39. superguy

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

And you know it's false how? Proof, please. And given how much tech Huawei has ripped off in the past (Cisco was a big one), it wouldn't surprise me if they were pretty advanced.

44. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

And you know it's true how? Proof, please.

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