Through secure access and targeted slicing, the Department of Defense (DoD) can leverage private 4G/5G/CBRS wireless networks to support many different mission-critical use cases. These use cases can potentially include AR/VR surgical solutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs, foreign object detection at military airbases, flight line telemetry, as well as base perimeter security. Along these lines, the Defense Innovation Unit is undertaking a new prototyping project using private wireless networks for first responders in California, as well as for the California National Guard.
As these use cases highlight, private networks can provide connectivity through a network owned and controlled by the organization that built it. In general, wireless offers more flexibility and can provide connectivity when agencies need high speed, reliability, and security within a base perimeter or on the battlefield.
These are some of the key insights of the new podcast on Government Technology Insider. In this new episode – Supporting the Department of Defense’s Evolving Missions with Private Wireless Networks – Bryan Schromsky, Managing Partner, 5G Public Sector with Verizon, and Steve Vogelsang, CTO Nokia Federal, discuss what private networks are and the ways it can help improve mission readiness for the DoD.
“Across all of our verticals, the DoD is literally on the bleeding edge of fostering this kind of innovation,” said Schromsky. “What they are doing is setting the benchmark for not only the DoD and other federal agencies, but also for state and local agencies, as well as enterprise. It’s all about extending the cellular capabilities and ingesting these capabilities over very large areas of coverage.”
Listen to the full podcast below: