Under a new agreement, AT&T will provide small cell/DAS and 5G services to the Nellis Air Force Base, Home of the Thunderbirds, in Southern Nevada. The carrier will also deliver FirstNet, the nationwide public safety communications platform, to eligible public safety personnel across the base.
AT&T will equip Nellis with small cell/DAS and 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.
FirstNet is designed to strengthen communications among city, county, state, federal and tribal public safety professionals. It’s advancing public safety communications with critical capabilities like priority and preemption to help keep vital communications connected in the event of an emergency.
“We’re honored to equip Nellis with a comprehensive communications solution built to support innovative services such as FirstNet and 5G,” said Mike Leff, Vice President, AT&T Global Public Sector.
AT&T and Nellis AFB 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 could include:
- Support for 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 and diagnostics analysis.
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