Industry Insight: A Biden Tech Policy

On January 20th, a new US Administration took office in the midst of a global pandemic, economic crisis and deteriorated Sino-US trade & security relations. During the Trump Administration, the tech industry became the epicenter of the trade war as US and China quickly escalated their exchange of tit-for-tat tariffs and bans. What will change under a Biden Administration if anything?

neXt Curve is joined by Foong King Yew, telco industry analyst and strategy consultant to explore the following topics:

  • What is the industry impact of the US-China tech war? – We discuss short history of the accelerated souring of trade and geopolitical relations between the United States and China over the past two years and how this trend has impacted tech policy up to this point and implications for the future.
  • What will a Biden Administration tech policy look like? – We share our thoughts and hypotheses on what a Biden Administration tech policy will look like, especially toward China. Will it soften or can we expect a continuity of the pressure campaign launched by the Trump Administration’s Department of Commerce and State Department?
  • What are the implications on the evolution of 5G globally? – We discuss the implications of a Biden tech policy on the evolution of 5G globally as the United States grapples with challenges to its current and future technology leadership and 5G leadership against an aggressive China and Chinese tech industry.
  • Can the open RAN movement lend to 5G leadership? – A lot of hope is being placed into the open RAN movement as a panacea for the lopsided global tech supply chain picture and a silver bullet to take out the perceived Chinese 5G tech leadership threat; Huawei. Can the open RAN movement garner leadership?

reThink Podcast featuring Foong King Yew

The video webcast is available on the neXt Curve reThink YouTube channel. Click here to view the video.

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Leonard Lee

Managing Director, neXt Curve


Foong King Yew

Contributing Analyst

February 10, 2021

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