b'Its absolutely imperative that the U.S. carriers and others stay involved in standards bodies and pull our allies along with other like-minded countries into these groups, Singer says.This really becomes a whole of government and a whole-of-nation discussion, Spencer says. This is an area in which government needs to work very closely with the private sector, which has strong relationships and positions in global forums to help defend U.S. interests.Gaining Dominance with 5GMoving forward with Tranche 2 and beyond, AT&T is focused on flexible, open architectures and increased security for the future of spectrum access and 5Gfrom a zero-trust architecture to next-generation security tools. AT&T, I believe, is uniquely positioned [We are] uniquely positioned to provide the level of security needed for these open flexible architectures,to provide the level of Dillard says.security needed for these There are going to be multiple vendors,open flexible architectures.from traditional core brand and transport vendors to experienced multi-network operators. And AT&T is ready.Its imperative that the DOD work closely with us to operate in a secure networking environment, particularly as they determine how theyre going to deliver capabilities on a global scale, Dillard says.Again, that global scale will be key for the DOD as it relies on leveraging spectrum on bases around the world and considers who is best positioned to help the military gain a full spectrum portfolio to link 5G and fiber, so that the Pentagon can see what the warfighter sees.Learn more about how AT&T is primed to help the DOD take security, operations and more to the next level with 5G. 17'