What happened to 5G? Once an exciting story about technological progress that was all about doing things faster on our phones, the next generation of mobile connectivity has now become intertwined with international geopolitics.
So what has 5G got to do with the superpowers? And how, exactly, could it be used by governments and the military?
5G: why is it a geopolitical issue?
It’s all about two of the dominant superpowers in the world, China and the USA. Although there are plenty of companies from around the world that are building 5G mobile networks (Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, to name but three), a seriously big player across the world is Huawei.
It’s a completely different business to selling smartphones, but it’s the same China-based company.… Read the full article