The Department of Defense (DoD) is currently navigating the transition to commercial 5G networks while also exploring the integration of private networks as a foundational step toward wireless connectivity.
The DoD aims to leverage commercial 5G in the future, when feasible, and complement it with private networks for targeted use cases. By using a combination of commercial and private networks, the DoD can provide optimal solutions for the military, which include enhancing Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) capabilities on military installations, as well as logistics, tracking, vehicle maintenance, and overall military missions.
In this new podcast Bryan Schromsky, Managing Partner, 5G Public Sector at Verizon, and Mike Loomis, General Manager of Nokia Federal, discuss the benefits of both private networks and commercial networks for the DoD.
“The DoD recognizes that 5G capabilities have begun to converge with the requirements that the DoD has for wireless technologies, and they are looking at commercial capabilities,” said Loomis. “They are seeing that the incremental features that industry has been driving are aligning with the capabilities and use cases that they are seeking.”
Listen to the full podcast below: