Esper: Pentagon needs to share mid-band spectrum for 5G

February 26, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has endorsed the Defense Department sharing portions of the "mid-band" electromagnetic spectrum with the commercial wireless industry in order to better compete with China on fifth-generation telecommunications technology. During a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Esper acknowledged "a lot of U.S. companies want to go to the mid-band range" of the electromagnetic spectrum as they roll out 5G services. "The private sector wants that. We need that. We're willing to share it," Esper said. "We...

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