Donald Trump asked Tim Cook to help with 5G in the US
22.11.2019 0 Comments
As we know, US President Donald Trump advocates the early introduction of fifth-generation mobile communications in the United States. Moreover, he even wants to introduce 6G technology “as soon as possible”, although it is still being developed.
Continuing to promote the idea of speedy adoption of 5G communications, Donald Trump decided to enlist the support of technology giants. On a recent trip to Texas, he asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to “see if he could get Apple involved in 5G in the US.” This is stated in the message of the President of the United States on the microblogging service Twitter. At the same time, Trump believes that Apple has everything necessary for this task: “Money, Technology, Presentation and Cook!”
During my visit yesterday to Austin, Texas, for the startup of the new Mac Pro, & the discussion of a new one $ billion campus, also in Texas, I asked Tim Cook to see if he could get Apple involved in building 5G in the US They have it all – Money, Technology, Vision & Cook! L
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2019
Unfortunately for the US president, Apple has little to do with the actual development or implementation of 5G infrastructure in the US. This is due to the fact that Apple is not a mobile operator. Although it can affect the market, releasing the next iPhone model with support for the new communication standard. When end consumers will have a large number of devices with 5G support, then mobile operators will be more interested in the early implementation of this standard in their networks.
Moreover, Apple itself cannot yet improve the situation with the introduction of 5G communications in the USA. She recently announced her iPhone 11 models, which do not support fifth-generation communications. Thus, only the next version of the iPhone, in theory, can get support for the new communication standard. Recently Apple bought Intel’s mobile modem business from Intel and is now developing its own chips for mobile communications. And, probably, the 2020 iPhone will indeed receive fifth-generation mobile communications. If the company does not encounter any significant difficulties in this direction. But the presentation of next-generation Apple smartphones will take place in almost a year.
In the meantime, only mobile operators can affect the introduction of new generation mobile communications. There are four major mobile carriers in the United States: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. They are the ones who establish the base stations for mobile communications, and they should be contacted by Donald Trump to accelerate the implementation of the new fifth generation standard. As for Apple, Tim Cook back in 2016 ruled out the possibility of the company entering the mobile market.
It is not specified how Tim Cook responded to Trump's proposal.
Source: The Verge