AT&T has signed an agreement with Nellis Air Force Base, in Southern Nevada, under which the telco will provide its 5G services to the military base.
Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will also deliver FirstNet to eligible public safety personnel across Nellis.
AT&T will equip Nellis with 5G infrastructure to support wireless data and voice services connecting the base’s more than 40,000 Air Force personnel, their families, and retirees. It will provide wireless high-speed external and in-building connectivity across Nellis’ flight line, facilities, dormitories, and the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center.
AT&T and Nellis Air Force Base said they expect the new solution will result in a communications platform equipped to support a broad array of technology tools and innovations that can help the base modernize its approach to its mission. Potential Nellis use cases powered by AT&T 5G could include:
-Support for world-class flight line operations, where mission data is transferred at high speeds with lower latency from the data platforms, sensors and onboard systems of arriving/departing aircraft to on-ground personnel.
-Enhanced continuous video surveillance and analytics for increased base security.
-Improved virtual, geographically distributed training for the Virtual Test and Training Center using AR/VR capabilities.
-Near real-time management of inventory and aircraft schematics; improved use of parts; diagnostics analysis.
In addition to deploying 5G, AT&T will also deliver FirstNet capabilities across the base for eligible first responder and public safety personnel. FirstNet is designed to strengthen communications among city, county, state, federal and tribal public safety professionals.
“We’re honored to equip Nellis with a comprehensive communications solution built to support innovative services such as 5G and FirstNet,” said Mike Leff, Vice President, AT&T Global Public Sector.