Communication Evolution
Posted on: July 10, 2014

Military Information Technology
Karen Thuermer
July 10, 2014

As the U.S. military, like much of the rest of the world, rushes to take advantage of the huge potential of Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) technology, the explosive popularity of this standard for high speed wireless communication is offering both opportunities and challenges for the Department of Defense.

Even as the military services launch a number of pilot projects exploring the operational use of 3G and 4G LTE, and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) reaches out to industry for help in taking advantage of 4G LTE, the demand by the telecommunications industry for more bandwidth is putting heavy pressure on the military’s traditional access to portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The global wireless broadband industry is seeking to reallocate spectrum from defense to commercial use to meet consumer demand for greater mobility and more data-rich applications.

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