Hello, I’m Ylli Bajraktari, CEO of the Special Competitive Studies Project. In this edition of 2-2-2, SCSP’s Economy team makes the tech competition case for why we need a National Action Plan for the U.S. Leadership in Advanced Networks. Advanced networks – the highways of cyberspace and artificial intelligence (AI) – remain a globally contested technology sector. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues to lead the United States in key metrics of fifth-generation (5G) mobile network production and deployment, with the United States holding the edge in areas like satellite connectivity and cloud computing. The fiber optic and subsea cable industries remain competitive. Yet the entire sector is evolving rapidly, and the stakes of global leadership in these technologies are too high to be left to chance.