Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. White House National Economic Council (Larry Kudlow, pictured below) told reporters on Friday about the upcoming 5G conference to be held in the US over the coming month.
According to him, a number of technology companies, including South Korean Samsung, will take part in the conference. The importance that the USA attaches to the future event is evidenced by the fact that President Donald Trump intends to visit it.
However, information about the upcoming conference is very scarce. Attempts by the resource lightreading.com to find out details from officials of the Office of Scientific and Technical Policy of the White House, as well as from a number of senior telecommunications officials in Washington, have yielded nothing. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has confirmed that the White House conference is not affiliated with the Forum on 5G Virtualized Radio Access Networks, which the agency plans to host on March 26.
In any case, the participants in the White House conference on 5G will have something to discuss. Perhaps the focus of the event will be the ongoing campaign of the Trump administration against China in general and the 5G technology provider, Huawei, in particular. According to the Associated Press, a senior cybersecurity official at the US Department of State said this week that the US will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “unreliable” suppliers such as China’s Huawei.
U.S. officials have argued for years that the Chinese government can use Huawei equipment for espionage, urging the Allies to refuse to work with her. However, not all countries have heeded this call.
Apparently, at the upcoming conference, the United States will make another attempt to form an alliance to counter the participation of Huawei in the deployment of 5G networks around the world.