Marine Corps base gets military’s first look at ‘ultra wideband’ 5G

JUL 27, 2020 | FEDSCOOP

“Another military base has been added to the growing list of fifth-generation wireless technology test beds, this time testing “ultra wideband” 5G, which can use lower energy levels over a wider portion of the radio spectrum to rapidly send data.

The testing, conducted in partnership with Verizon, will happen at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar near San Diego, which is home to 15,000 service members as well as the 3rd Marine Air Wing. The Marine Corps plans to test how 5G can enable future smart bases that are more protected, resilient, and supported by autonomous transportation vehicles. It is the first ultra wideband test on a military installation, according to the news release. ” –  

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