The emerging role of 5G wireless networking in future mobile military communications

WASHINGTON – The global rollout of 5G wireless networking, the replacement for the existing 4G mobile communications network, will cost service providers the enormous sum of $325 billion by 2025, yet little attention has been paid to the role of 5G in the future world of defense and national security. Real Clear Defense reports.

Mar 26th, 2019
The emerging role of 5G wireless networking in future mobile military communications
The emerging role of 5G wireless networking in future mobile military communications
WASHINGTON – The global rollout of 5G wireless networking, the replacement for the existing 4G mobile communications network, will cost service providers the enormous sum of $325 billion by 2025, yet little attention has been paid to the role of 5G in the future world of defense and national security. Real Clear Defense reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

26 March 2019 -- Glimpses of that military communications future are taking shape through the smoke of the conflict between the U.S. and Huawei, the telecommunications giant created by communist China to dominate manufacturing and implementation of 5G networks.

5G data moves at 10 gigabytes per second, and latency is less than a millisecond, a hundred times faster than 4G. These attributes will connect sensors and enable unmanned air, sea, subsurface, and ground vehicles to become autonomous.

Imagine a group of skirmishers in a jungle, each of them wearing a wireless networking wristwatch. Suddenly one soldier is shot by an enemy combatant and loses consciousness. His smart wearable device detects his condition, tightens a belt around his wounded thigh, injects an adrenaline shot, and sends an emergency alert to the field hospital as well as to the entire team.

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John Keller, chief editor
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