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Trump calls U.S. telecommunications companies to step up to 5G systems

FILE PHOTO: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson shows US President Donald Trump is a model of how his company plans to install 5G-networks in urban settings during an event with the highlight of emerging technologies, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, USA, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on the U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G wireless communication networks, say they were left behind, and at the risk of being left behind other countries ‘ efforts.

“American companies should step up their efforts, or behind,” Trump said in a few tweets.

“I want the United States to win the competition, not by blocking currently more advanced technologies,” he added, although he did not explain what is clogging the president was referring to. Representatives of the White House could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Asset management is looking for ways to speed up the deployment of faster wireless communication systems, which can contribute to a number of industries.

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) moved to eliminate the barriers to 5G deployment by the capping of the local taxes and faster application reviews.

The Republican chairman of the administration has also been warning other countries against the adoption of 5G systems of the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, quoting the security.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and David Gregorio

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