Pentagon studying 5G impacts, will experiment with 'use cases'

By Justin Doubleday / March 25, 2019 at 9:13 PM
Three Defense Department advisory boards are set to undertake formal studies on how 5G networks will impact the military, with the Pentagon’s research and engineering directorate planning to experiment with 5G “use cases” later this year, according to DOD’s acquisition chief. Last fall, then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tasked the Defense Innovation Board, the Defense Science Board and the Defense Policy Board, respectively, to study various aspects of how 5G telecommunications networks will affect DOD, according to Under Secretary of Defense...

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