Pentagon’s plan to help the nation stay ahead on 5G includes aggressive support for U.S. telecommunications

June 11, 2020
Once 5G mobile devices are available, the systems could reduce latency and accelerate the transmission of vast amounts of data across battle domains.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) strategy for fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology does not mention China or any of its telecommunications companies by name, but it’s clear that the document was written with more than the U.S. armed forces in mind. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

11 June 2020 -- DOD leaders see 5G broadband coverage as a critical strategic technology that private industry must develop aggressively with geopolitics in mind.

To help the U.S. telecommunications industry win the battle of the networks, the military has offered its bases as testing grounds for U.S companies and launched other programs to accelerate 5G development.

Several technical hurdles remain on the road to broad 5G deployment inside and outside the military: apportioning the bands of spectrum for 5G signals; building out extensive — and expensive — new network infrastructure; and having mobile devices that can support 5G’s speed and power.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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