The widespread arrival of 5G technology is set to alter the
face of the digital world, but by bringing seamless high-speed
data to the world, it will open up a can of worms for
corporates and regulators.
One possible source of delay for the technology is the
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Cfius),
which has strengthened its measures to protect US technology
under the Trump administration, including – crucially
– semiconductor and 5G technology.
Is enhanced Cfius policy causing the US economy more harm than
According to Samson Lo, head of M&A at UBS, Hong Kong,
the roll out of 5G will be slowed down because of this and the
trade war between the US and China. "The Chinese won't be
able to spend more money buying some of the technology at these
kind of firms, because of concerns with Cfius," he said.