The U.S. Air Force is working with AT&T to establish Tyndall Air Force Base as a “Smart Base of the Future” and use AT&T 5G services to deliver a communications solution with cloud, IoT, virtual reality and FirstNet capabilities, AT&T announced on Thursday.
“The Air Force and AT&T share a vision for the smart base of the future: one that uses modern, commercially available communications capabilities to help our military maintain its globally competitive edge in defending our freedoms,” said Xavier Williams, president of AT&T’s Global Public Sector and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.
Under the agreement, AT&T will also deliver and manage commercial and private enterprise information technology capabilities at Tyndall. AT&T’s networking solution at Tyndall will support network compute and storage as well as network edge capabilities that can more quickly deliver data and applications to users.
“We’re proud to work with the Air Force and help fulfill its vision for how technology can power improvements in mission delivery while helping it keep its technological advantage,” Williams added.
The Air Force also plans to equip its first responders and eligible public safety users at Tyndall with FirstNet – the nationwide, dedicated communications platform purpose-built for public safety.