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TMCNet:  Nellis Air Force Base Selects AT&T To Provide 5G and FirstNet Services

[January 14, 2020]

Nellis Air Force Base Selects AT&T To Provide 5G and FirstNet Services

OAKTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new agreement with Nellis Air Force Base, AT&T* will provide AT&T 5G services to the base in Southern Nevada. We will also deliver FirstNet – the nationwide public safety communications platform – 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 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 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, we are also set to 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. And 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 cmmunications solution built to support innovative services such as 5G and FirstNet," said Mike Leff, Vice President, AT&T Global Public Sector.

AT&T 's approach to 5G is based on a new set of network security standards that will ultimately offer improved encryption protections for wireless communications. New security features will eventually include enhanced capabilities to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats while helping to protect subscriber identities, network access and device authentication.

Go here for more information about AT&T's work in the public sector.

*About AT&T Communications
We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the nation's fastest wireless network.** And according to America's biggest test, we have the nation's best wireless network.*** We're building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With a range of TV and video products, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve nearly 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

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© 2019 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks of the First Responder Network Authority. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for Q3 2019. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. 
***GWS OneScore, September 2019.

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