White House Burnishes Big US Tech Firms for 5G Battle

White House | February 05, 2020

The White House’s efforts to position American companies for leadership in 5G appear to be inexhaustible. President Donald Trump, some of his advisors, and agency heads have been talking about empowering U.S.-based technology companies to take the lead on 5G for about 18 months, but the market realities are largely unchanged. The latest pitch comes from White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, who told The Wall Street Journal the administration is working with large U.S. tech firms to create software for 5G network operations.

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The U.S. government is replacing a whole host of military equipment worn out after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Cold War era hardware that is becoming obsolete. In 2015, the Pentagon's top-100 contractors had obligated contracts worth $175 billion, according to government figures. Lockheed Martin, who are currently developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, were the largest government contractor by far with $36.2 billion contracted. Of that, $29.4 billion was contracted for defense projects. The F-35 is the most expensive U.S. weapons system ever, costing some $400 billion and due to cost $1 trillion more over the course of its life cycle…

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The U.S. government is replacing a whole host of military equipment worn out after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Cold War era hardware that is becoming obsolete. In 2015, the Pentagon's top-100 contractors had obligated contracts worth $175 billion, according to government figures. Lockheed Martin, who are currently developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, were the largest government contractor by far with $36.2 billion contracted. Of that, $29.4 billion was contracted for defense projects. The F-35 is the most expensive U.S. weapons system ever, costing some $400 billion and due to cost $1 trillion more over the course of its life cycle…

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