U.S. bound 5G equipment should be made outside China: U.S.

The Trump administration is exploring rules that will require all 5G cellular equipment destined for the United States to be designed and manufactured outside of China.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Donald Trump is looking to require next-generation 5G cellular equipment used in the United States to be designed and manufactured outside China,

As part of a 150-day review process following cybersecurity concerns in the United States, officials are asking telecom equipment makers if they can develop U.S.-bound hardware including cellular-tower electronics, routers, switches and software, outside China.

The development comes in the wake of the U.S. banning Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from sourcing U.S. technologies without special approval on national security grounds.

The talks are still in informal stages, said the WSJ.

An executive order calls for only a list of proposed rules and regulations by the 150-day deadline, in October, thus any potential decisions could be years away.

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