Washington sources reported that President Donald Trump said American firms should "step up their efforts" on 5G super fast fifth generation wireless networks while suggesting he was not prepared to block foreign firms from the US market for the key technology. Meanwhile the comments made on Twitter left unclear whether Trump intended to bar Chinese firms from 5G networks in the United States, which has been reported by several media outlets.
Furthermore he said the US should "win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies." Reportedly the Trump administration in recent months has ramped up efforts to block Huawei, the leader in 5G, by urging allies to avoid the Chinese powerhouse, claiming that national security interests were at stake.
Moreover Trump's latest comments made no mention of China or Huawei but appeared to step back from the threat of a full ban. He added, "He wants the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology."