Overview of Risks Introduced by 5G Adoption in the United States

5G is the next generation of wireless networks, building upon existing 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure and improving the bandwidth, capacity, and reliability of wireless broadband services. It is intended to meet increasing data and communication requirements, including capacity for tens of billions of connected devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT), ultra-low latency required for critical near-real time communications, and faster speeds to support emerging technologies. 5G is expected to bring security improvements and a better user experience, but supply chain, deployment, network security, and competition and choice vulnerabilities may affect the security and resilience of 5G networks.

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