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Air Force Reserve Command Prepares for 5G Boost


The Air Force recently moved to expand its 5G footprint.

Via an agreement unveiled on Tuesday, Verizon Public Sector is set to deploy its fifth-generation Ultra Wideband mobility service to seven Air Force Reserve Command or AFRC installations, on bases in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

C-band radios, which tap into a spectrum range that can at times provide for high performance and 5G coverage, will be fixed outdoors at each of the AFRC facilities. They’ll enable higher speeds, more bandwidth and lower latency—and support military pursuits associated with animated simulation and training, high-definition video to support telemedicine for its airmen and women, artificial intelligence for biometric identification, and more.

“Work across the 7 AFRC installations will commence this year,” Corn Brown, who leads Verizon Public Sector's U.S. Defense Department business told Nextgov on Monday.

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