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A Look At Future Technologies, the DoD and Private 5G Innovations Benefitting IoT

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“Future Technologies is truly at a strategic inflection point in this market after 15 years of development, with over 2,500 square mileages of private cellular solutions delivered to date,” stated Future Technologies Venture, LLC CEO Peter Cappiello. “We are uniquely positioned with our team of domain experts to support this growing market across the entire solution lifecycle, with capabilities to provide lab systems, deployable systems, and large macro coverage systems.”

This quote from Cappiello specifically references Future Technologies’ success in securing more than $30 million in Private 5G-related projects with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) over the past year.

Let’s talk about it.

The DoD invests in “the top Private 5G networks” to ensure the delivery of secure, reliable connectivity for what Robert Justice, Director of Special Projects, calls “the modern battlefield.” Enhancing operational continuity and advanced security is a no-two-ways-about-it must in present day, especially when handling sensitive communications and supporting real-time analytics and autonomous systems used for military-grade AR/VR, drone surveillance, and more. By making Private 5G scalability and flexibility a priority of the utmost, the DoD can more adeptly adjust to operational demands, reduce dependency on public infrastructure, and further bolster its already-resilient national security measures.

In this vein, Future Technologies has that aforementioned 15 years of partnership experience with the DoD; from deploying private cellular networks beginning with 2G (i.e. to augment Land Mobile Radio, or LMR, systems) all the way to 3G/4G for voice and data networks, and now 5G for even more sophisticated mission-critical applications.

Further Private 5G solutions from Future Technologies have also included:

  • Prototype Lab Systems – lab systems designed to support evolving requirements for functional systems; includes the development and integration of next-gen use cases in AR/VR and drones, as described above
     
  • Deployable Systems –the design, delivery and sustaining of portable systems with edge compute, core and radio solutions to provide outdoor test environments, as well as full capabilities demonstrations and other portable coverage augmentations to existing networks
     
  • Test & Training – in short, end-to-end communications solutions for small to large test and training environments the DoD may require.
     
  • Base Modernization – also designing and delivering fiber, fixed broadband and cellular system solutions to modernize base infrastructure solutions; Future Technologies supports these as dedicated private networks and/or as hybrid public/private networks through collaborations with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to assure flexibility (e.g. spectrum management, device and SIM management, and other network operating models)

Here's the long-story-short of it, readers:

Simply put, 15 years and millions spent doesn’t go nowhere. Future Technologies seeks to continue innovating for the DoD and for the connectivity community, at large.




Edited by Alex Passett
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