WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded $600 million in 5G wireless experiment contracts as a part of the U.S.’s strategy to catch up in the development of the next-generation communications technology. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article
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23 Oct. 2020 -- The DOD has awarded smaller pilot contracts for 5G testing before, but this round of contracts represents the largest scale of testing done to date.
The bases that will feature the 5G wireless communications testbeds are Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Naval Base San Diego; Marine Corps Logistics Base, Ga.; Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; and Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
The companies receiving 5G awards in this latest round of testing include AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, KPMG, GE Research, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics Mission Systems, and many others. Using military bases to test technology enables companies to circumvent complex regulations.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics