Over the last few years, countries have been getting increasingly concerned about their control over the development and production of ICT equipment. This concern was very visible with 5G, where the US worried that it would fall behind China.
“There are generally three factors behind this desire for increased control. One is the assumption that the availability of these new technologies will lead to other high-tech developments or increased productivity, whereas lagging behind other countries in their deployment might lead to a loss of competitiveness. The second is that if these resources are vital, then having some national control over their production reduces the risk that geopolitics or other factors will render them unavailable. The third is that…” Read more on Disruptive.Asia.