U.S. is helping tech firms develop alternative Chinese 5G technology

As the trade war between the U.S. and China intensifies, the vision for 5G network seems to become a far-fetched idea for the U.S. Evidently, the Trump government is trying to flip this scenario by accelerating its efforts to create a more viable options other than Huawei to create next-generation 5G cell networks.
According to Mark Esper, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Washington had joined forces with various technology companies based in U.S. and other allied nations. Apparently, the government is developing alternatives for Chinese 5G vendors and has begun testing them on its military bases.
Esper claims that they are encouraging the U.S. as well as allied tech firms to create alternative 5G solutions. The government is just working to test these technologies in its military facilities. He said that creating their own secure 5G networks would eliminate the potential to partner with heavily subsidized Chinese tech firms that are bound by party leadership.
Stuck between the crosshairs of US-China trade war, Huawei has incurred heavy financial toll while constantly being criticized by US intelligence agencies and politicians for being in cahoots with Chinese agencies and undermining America's national security.
The final objective is to design common engineering norms for 5G networks that will enable telecom and tech firms to use American built instruments over Huawei's. As for now, Huawei comes as one of the prominent telecom hardware providers, as its state-of-the-art devices are used by several major companies that help smartphones and cell towers to communicate.
Reportedly, the U.S. government had restricted American firms from working with Huawei, which in turn, compelled tech giant, Google to retract its Android license from Huawei smartphones. With this ban, the U.S. tried to pinch the life out of the Chinese economy, however, it is yet to go into effect for all those firms that haven't complied yet.
Source Credit: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/15/reuters-america-u-s-allied-firms-testing-alternatives-to-chinese-5g-technology--esper.html