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DoD announces additional 5G testing locations

4th June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The DoD confirmed on 3 June that seven additional locations will be used to test its 5G communications capabilities as part of its second tranche of test beds. Five installations are ongoing across the US.

Joseph Evans (pictured), DoD technical director for 5G, said: ‘DoD recognises that industry is driving 5G technology with massive investments in the many hundreds of billions of dollars… Because of that, DoD is working closely with industry partners to leverage those investments for military applications.’

He added: ‘In the coming weeks, the department will issue requests for proposals from industry from those industry partners to prototype and experiment at these Tranche II bases.’

The new locations include: Naval Station Norfolk (Virginia); Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam (Hawaii); Joint Base San Antonio and a nearby remote location (Texas); the National Training Centre at Fort Irwin (California); Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (California); and Tinker AFB (Oklahoma).

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