New spectrum contract comes as Pentagon prepares to boost 5G efforts

By Justin Doubleday / December 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM
The National Spectrum Consortium's new five-year, $2.5 billion deal comes as the Defense Department prepares to ramp up its fifth-generation wireless prototyping activities in 2021, putting the group at the center of a Pentagon program with implications for both military and civilian technologies. The Defense Department awarded the NSC the "Spectrum Forward" other transaction agreement earlier this month . It follows the original five-year OTA that established the group in 2015. In a Dec. 16 interview with Inside Defense ,...

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