The U.S. is ranked only third globally in readiness for 5G, according to a recent study, with China and South Korea in the lead. The crux of the problem, the analysis finds, is that excessive government red tape threatens to jeopardize the technological advantage the U.S. has historically enjoyed over its international competitors. The wireless technology landscape is shifting rapidly, and the U.S. needs to adapt to maintain its leadership position in the world.

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