b'5G and spectrum access technologies. AT&T was awarded this contract through the National Spectrum Consortium, of which its a member, along with 384 U.S. companies and academic institutions. Heres a deeper dive into these initiatives and how the DOD is exploring the possibilities and potential of 5G technologies. Moving from 5G to Next-G What if warfighters could train for real-life scenarios with augmented reality goggles, if the DOD could enhance its logistics operations with a better warehouse or if pilots could refashion the flight line operation with automation?There are so many aspects These are no longer ideas of the future but advances already in motion. The 5Gof 5G in which AT&T to Next-G initiative incorporates twohas taken a leadership tranches, and for AT&T, five contracts ranging from smart warehousing andpositionthrough invention, logistics to artificial and virtual reality.launch or charter.These installations at military bases were announced last year and include piloting 5G-enabled augmented/virtual reality for mission planning and training, testing 5G-enabled smart warehouses and evaluating 5G technologies to enhance distributed command and control.Tranche 1 included 5G augmented and virtual reality training at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, as well as 5G smart warehousing at the Naval Base San Diego in California and at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia. AT&T was also involved with Tranche 1.5, which was at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, focused on disaggregated command and control and desegregated and decentralized command and control. 7'