The US Department of Defense (DoD) seeks fifth generation (5G) solutions to help “master advanced communications technologies and ubiquitous connectivity [which] will have a long-term economic and military advantage.” 5G promises better connectivity, low latency and faster speeds than ever before which will give US defense forces a competitive edge. In this symposium, we will tackle key challenges facing the DoD and dive deeper into technical issues, including artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Open Software for the RAN (O-RAN), Algorithm-as-a-Service (AaaS), 5G space satellite communications and much more.
The 5G to XG US Defense Symposium will bring together leaders from across government, academia, industry and beyond to help address critical issues such as multi-network battle domains facing the DoD and to look at what is on the horizon for public and private sector collaboration in the 5G defense sector. Please join us as we further the debate on how industry can support the warfighter using 5G technology addressing both the technology and policy obstacles facing the DoD.
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What is XG? As we look to the future, where does the DoD stand in the development of 5G to XG wireless communications technologies? How can the wireless industry and research institutions better support the DoD’s efforts and address the unique challenges and information gaps facing the defense sector?
This panel will address the future implications of 5G to XG for the DoD and foster dialogue on how the DoD can better articulate, and industry can better meet, defense needs. The discussion will explore the role of standards development and enabling technologies like network virtualization, dynamic network slicing, spectrum sharing and resource provisioning, among others to enhance capabilities in CONUS (Continental US) and tactical scenarios and encourage defense-related 5G research.
Join this discussion with experts from across the telecommunications and defense industry, listed below, to unpack the implications and opportunities of 5G to XG technologies for the DoD.
5G will soon be a ubiquitous technology, shaped by the myriad contributions of global standards. Integrating DoD priorities within U.S. contributions to standards development is crucial to ensure future 5G to XG technologies both support DoD needs and can also be applied to mission-critical scenarios beyond industry’s purview.
In its recently published Standards Engagement Plan, the DoD highlighted its participation in 3GPP, a global standards-development body, and detailed new coordination across departments, agencies, and industries to drive U.S. influence in key standards. What steps is the DoD taking to increase its influence in 3GPP, and how can U.S. researchers be more collaborative? What is the role of government bodies like the FCC, NIST, and NTIA in strengthening U.S. influence in critical standards setting organizations? With the emergence of ORAN, are new fora necessary to support the adoption of DoD-driven standards in the 3GPP environment?
Join the discussion to address these questions with experts from across research and defense sectors, listed below, to explore the ways communications standards can better support 5G to XG defense.
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"Protecting National Security Through Innovation"
This discussion focuses on the importance of national innovation policy to our national security. The U.S. cannot afford to cede its technological edge to state-sponsored competitors; nor can we sit on the sidelines while the next generation of wireless communication standards are established and implemented. The military and economic risks of falling behind underscore the need to support the efforts of our research and development community, as well as the efforts of our allies, as we increasingly depend on wireless infrastructure for not only our armed forces, but also our economic infrastructure, our transportation networks, and even our health.