Trump gave his speech on 5G surrounded by a group of farmers wearing cowboy hats and cell tower technicians wearing safety harnesses and hardhats.
T-Mobile US has been pushing for the merger to close within the first half of 2019, but that deadline is looking less likely by the day.
As the industry grapples with the unfulfilled potential of 5G and waits for more distinct use cases to be discovered, the very notion of 6G is almost unfathomable.
The plan calls for the government to take wireless spectrum from the Defense Department and use a third-party operator to make 5G services available on a wholesale basis.
The report had the U.S. ahead of three Asia-Pacific countries: China, South Korea, and Japan.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for January 4, 2019: ZTE hires former US Senator to lobby on its behalf, T-Mobile/Sprint approval process delayed, Nokia names Fixed Network biz leader.