Newt Gingrich: "America in race against China — and the clock — to control future of tech"

In a new op-ed for Fox News, Newt Gingrich sounds the alarm on the already limited window the United States has to counter the push by Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE to ‘win the future’ of communications technology.

In other words, as the world transitions to 5G and as T-Mobile/Sprint talk about their big plans to roll out 5G if their merger is successful, the time to take decisive action is now. Decisive action, Gingrich makes clear, does not and should not center on the concept of “becoming like China to beat China.” It means playing to our own strengths. It means calling on Sprint and T-Mobile to make specific, enforceable commitments to not use Huawei or ZTE technologies in their proposed 5G buildout if the “new T-Mobile” comes to fruition.

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