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Pentagon reveals four broad use cases for initial 5G experimentation

October 9, 2019 |
Justin Doubleday

The Defense Department’s initial use cases for fifth-generation communications technologies include virtual reality for training and simulation, "smart" bases, supply-chain management, and depot automation, according to a top DOD official.

Lisa Porter, deputy under secretary of defense for research and engineering, revealed the four use cases Oct. 7 during a 5G workshop hosted by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD.

Porter said DOD wants to accelerate 5G adoption by working with industry on dual-use technologies with both...

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