TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 30, 2019 — Mike Leff, vice president for defense within AT&T's (NYSE: T) public sector business, believes 5G wireless technology will be transformative for the U.S. Air Force as the company works to help the service branch deploy such networks to support military missions, ExecutiveBiz reported July 17.
Air Force Magazine reported in its July 2019 issue that Frank Konieczny, chief technology officer of the Air Force, envisions that the service branch will eventually deploy a fully wireless network, instead of the current fiber and wireline infrastructure, using an enterprise-IT-as-a-service approach.
"We view it as a platform to explore how the Air Force can ultimately benefit from the power of 5G and a network that delivers faster speeds and response times," Leff told the magazine in an email.
AT&T will help design a 5G data network built on commercial technology at six Air Force installations by 2022, with the network servicing areas that require better connectivity and supplementing existing 4G LTE coverage across the bases.
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