US DoD goes beyond military benefits with 5G funding

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A slew of 5G initiatives funded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) are designed to enhance the US's war-fighting while providing a boost for others.
The US appears to be getting 'defensive' in response to claims that China has seized the mantle of 5G leadership. While China has clearly taken a lead in 5G subscriber figures, a slew of 5G initiatives funded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) are designed to enhance the US's war-fighting capabilities while simultaneously providing a boost for 5G in other markets.

After publishing its "5G Strategy Implementation Plan" in May 2020, the DoD took its first affirmative steps in October, awarding $600 million to 15 contractors to evaluate and test 5G capabilities at four military installations. The DoD believes this initial effort represented the largest full-scale test of 5G applications that promise to be applicable in other vertical markets, with over 100 companies participating.

DoD is rolling out 5G

Early applications focus on 'smart manufacturing.' At a marine logistics base in Georgia, the 5G deployment will focus on finding efficiency improvements within warehouse operations, including…
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