US may require companies make 5G equipment outside of China

Jon Fingas
Associate Editor
US may require companies make 5G equipment outside of China

The US isn't just skittish about American companies using equipment from Chinese companies in their 5G networks -- it might force companies to avoid Chinese involvement altogether. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the Trump administration is considering a requirement that 5G cellular gear for the US must be designed and made outside of China. To that end, officials are reportedly asking telecom firms if they can produce US-oriented equipment elsewhere.