DoD Enlists Partners for 5G Marine Corp Logistics Command Project

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The U.S. Department of Defense announced it’s undergoing a systematic effort to modernize the Marine Corps Logistics Command warehouse operations in Albany, GA with 5G capabilities. The project relies on companies including Federated Wireless, AWS, Cisco, JMA, Vectrus, Perspecta Labs, and Capstone Partners.

The multi-year initiative will create a “5G Smart Warehouse” for the Marine Corps. The network will support warehouse robotics, barcode scanning, plus holographic, augmented, and virtual reality applications. The objective is to support the Marine Corps’ global operations, increasing efficiency and dependability. 

The 5G private wireless network will leverage CBRS shared spectrum and millimeter wave spectrum. The end-to-end network will support industrial IoT using technology including Open RAN, virtualized 5G packet core, and mobile edge computing. 

“This is one of the first of several forward-leaning projects that we and our partners are engaged in with the U.S. government, all designed to accelerate the nation’s 5G trajectory,” said Sal D’Itri, vice president and general manager of the federal business unit for Federated Wireless and chairman of the National Spectrum Consortium. “The DoD, often referred to as the first Enterprise, is leading the way for 5G innovation to help stimulate market growth, helping to realize the extensive promises of 5G private networks for work, education, recreation and communication.”

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