The military often looks to industry to collaborate on cutting edge solutions and technologies to help advance its overall modernization mission. The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, with its commercial 5G network called the 5G Living Lab, is a prime example of industry and military collaboration in action and has created many 5G powered use cases for the Department of Defense.
At the 5G Living Lab, stakeholders meet to develop scalable capabilities and drive new innovations to support the Department of Defense’s initiatives. Miramar is a unique 5G test location because of its significant exposure to the warfighter and proximity to San Diego.
In the first part of this conversation about 5G powered use cases, Captain Ben Cohen, Director of NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge, and Dominic Bonaduce, Product Strategy Manager – Device Technology at Verizon, discuss Miramar’s 5G Living Lab, use cases in process, and plans for the future.
“The 5G Living Lab is a place where we can achieve success in a lab environment, and then take it to the next level,” said Captain Cohen. “We have established a 5G experimentation area in the real world. While it was available on the commercial side for marines, sailors, and their families, it has laid the groundwork for further research around how 5G is an enabling technology for the U.S. military.”
Listen to the full podcast below: