b'It potentially wont just be little short bursts, Singer said.Take augmented reality and virtual reality, for instance. It can look like an IoT sensor to a soldier or an operative, but it may require massive bandwidth and data storage in order to provide an immersive experience. DoD: Piloting into 5G These devices and emerging IoT will require more bandwidth, stronger networks and for certain agencies, sliced private networks. THE DEFENSE COMMUNITY is leaning intoNellis Air Force Base in Nevada also selected 5G and working with industry on specific useAT&T in January 2020 to provide 5G andWith its distributed cloud-native architecture, 5G is architected intentionally cases to test 5G capabilities and security.FirstNet services, the nationwide publicfor an entirely connected experience, regardless of whether its a short DoD awarded a series of 5G rapid prototypingsafety communications platform, forburst, Velardo said. 5G inherently enables massive IoT capabilities.contracts, with AT&T securing several.public safety personnel across Nellis. AT&T is delivering the 5G infrastructure thatSecurity, Security, SecurityIn October 2020, DoD announced $600 millionunderpins wireless data and voice servicesSecurity is of the utmost importance to the IC, and any technology it for 5G experimentation and testing at fivefor more than 40,000 Air Force personnel.adopts must enhance the mission while upholding security standards, the installation sites. AT&T is developing a systemThey are also providing wireless high-speedexperts stress. to allow the use of 5G connectivity with currentexternal and in-building connectivity across training devices by deploying a network basedthe bases facilities. When youre focused on the nations most classified secrets, security is on commercially available equipment to supportthe top priority, Singer said. Standalone 5G offers enhanced security 4G and 5G, using cellular spectrum in both theThe technology is also being explored to buildfeatures inherently in the way it is builtand we think those security sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave bands, andthe soldier of the future. DoD is interested infeatures are an exponential improvement over 2G, 3G and even 4G. providing a mobile 5G environment to supporta rapid prototype or testbeds intended to use the connectivity requirements associated with5G-enabled augmented reality and virtual realityFor starters, the service-based architecture, separation of control and the mobile combined air operations centers. for training scenarios. This way, soldiers can beuser planes and over-the-air protection (encryption) of standalone 5G tested or onboarded in virtual environmentsbrings significant security enhancements. Standalone 5G has the ability to AT&T is also establishing a Dynamic Spectrumand move into live exercises.conceal the identity of a device accessing the network, while maintaining Sharing testbed to demonstrate how specifica private connection. Additionally with multi-access edge computing, DoD spectrum could be shared with commercialVelardo said in addition to training, the samedata traffic can remain at a local site for processing.spectrum and contested environments withAR/VR technology can be used to assist trusted high-powered and mid-band radars, so it sharespersonnel in performing certain IT equipmentAT&T has teamed with the O-RAN (open Radio Access Network) Alliance but doesnt interfere with specific militarymaintenance and repairs with virtual assistance- and 3rd Generation Partnership Project, or 3GPP, to bring open global activities occurring in those spectrum areas,type applications, which would reduce the risksstandards and implementations into the 5G environment, which Singer according to Singer.associated with onside vendor visits.said accelerates innovation and protects the supply chain.10 11'