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Army Looks at Industry for 5G Tech; Col. Schawn Branch Quoted

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The U.S. Army seeks to modernize its cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and training via application of industry-made 5G cellular technologies, C4ISRNet reported Thursday.

Col. Schawn Branch, who leads the Army's 5G and enterprise information technology as a service program, told C4ISRNet the service branch is focusing 5G efforts on augmented and virtual reality, global asset management and smart technology depots.

“In order to really use artificial intelligence you’re going to require a lot more bandwidth than we currently have with our 4G network,” the colonel added.

The service branch is getting industry support to implement 5G modernization and achieve related goals. Branch said the Army wants industry parties to demonstrate both commercial and military applications of 5G technologies.

The Army's other 5G application goals include the development of software-defined networks that allow for high-bandwidth activities, Branch noted.

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