The U.S. is losing out to China in the race to overall 5G readiness, but CTIA is sounding the horn that the U.S. can still do something to change the situation if policymakers act in 2018 to reform local zoning rules and unlock access to midband spectrum.

The association that works on behalf of big wireless carriers and other ecosystem partners enlisted the expertise of Analysys Mason to examine the worldwide race to 5G. The analysts looked at the U.S. and compared it to Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and the U.K.

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