ABSTRACT

National Security: Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Effectiveness of 5G Strategy   [open pdf - 420KB]

From the Document: "The federal government and private industry are preparing for the next generation of wireless technology, which has the potential to represent the most significant change in wireless networks since cellular service was introduced. This fifth generation of mobile communication networks, or 5G, may have transformative effects that will increase productivity, contribute to the growth of new businesses, and spur innovation in sectors beyond telecommunications, including transportation, manufacturing, medicine, and others. Specifically, 5G will offer increased bandwidth, constant connectivity, and faster network response times, which can enhance and expand mobile technologies for consumers and businesses and introduce tens of billions of new devices to harness the Internet. However, while the advent of 5G could create significant economic opportunities, it also introduces national security risks as malicious actors seek to exploit these new 5G technologies."

Report Number:
GAO-21-155R
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Date:
2020-10-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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