2024 Public Sector 5G Summit: Create Opportunities for Innovation in Government

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5G networks have become more common over the past few years. At the 5G Americas conference in October 2023, the keynote speaker said the U.S./Canada region leads the world in 5G subscription penetration (41%), followed by China (33%), and Europe (just 13%). Additionally, while 33% of US. devices use 5G, 51% of data traffic is 5G.


Government agencies have been slower to adopt 5G for their networks, however, in part because of the higher costs associated with deploying such networks, and in part because of some unique requirements very large organizations such as the Department of Defense pose.


Despite the challenges, 5G presents significant opportunities for government agencies at all levels to improve and expand their services to constituents. For DoD, it’s the concept of creating a shared vision of operations across all branches of the military and intelligence community; for civilian agencies, it’s the prospect of streamlined customer service and the integration of future innovations such as AI.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the types of specialty networks that government agencies require that benefit from 5G capabilities
  • Outline 5G’s role in enabling the use of innovative new technologies such as AI and machine learning
  • Delineate the benefits of 5G networks, such as much higher data capacities, greater speed, and lower latency
  • Identify the opportunities and unique challenges faced by DoD in implementing 5G technology to connect personnel, communications, weapons systems, and other elements in a battlespace
  • Understand the distinctions and benefits between 4G LTE and 5G for military and intelligence community needs

Speaker and Presenter Information

Claudia Hosky, Publisher, FedInsider

Claudia Hosky


Michael Kennedy

Moderator & Contributing Editor, 



Session 1: 5G’s Role in Modernization

1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

Agencies at all levels of government are looking for ways to improve their customer service. Incorporating 5G into their networks is one way to provide greater access and reliability. For instance, first responders all over the country prioritize speed and reliability; 5G can meet those needs while providing new services that enhance responsiveness, such as internet-connected vehicles and real-time sharing of video and images to create better situational awareness.

Our panel will share their insights about the solutions that 5G enables to meet growing customer demands for fast, reliable and accurate information to meet their needs.



Session 2: The Future of Mobile Network Technology

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm

A common buzzword in technology circles is convergence, the tendency of previously unrelated technologies to become more closely integrated as they develop. The most common – and commonly used – example is the smartphone, which now combines single-use devices such as a telephone, wristwatch, camera, and GPS device, into a multi-purpose handheld computer.

The advent of 5G opens the door for further convergence, as software developers incorporate AI/machine learning into their new and existing apps and network providers begin to build AI into their systems to increase capacity by maximizing efficient use of their bandwidth. 5G offers its own benefits – higher speeds, greater reliability, lower latency, for instance – but it also serves as an entry point for future innovations.

Our panel of government and industry experts will discuss the future of 5G in industry and government, both in its own use and evolution toward 6G and what it creates as opportunities for new technologies.


Salvador D'ltri, Chairman, National Spectrum Consortium

Salvador D’ltri
Chairman, National
Spectrum Consortium


Session 3: Use Case – 5G is at the Heart of CJADC2

3:00 pm – 3:55 pm

The Pentagon’s Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) initiative is its vision for connecting sensors with shooters across all domains, commands, and services, including U.S. partners and allies. The key to bringing it to fruition: a comprehensive, interoperable wireless network system to connect everything owned or operated by the military. Commercial mobility technologies defined by 3GPP – including 4G/LTE, 5G, and beyond – are widely seen as the heart of executing this vision.

Join us as thought leaders from government and industry discuss the challenges of bringing 5G to the battlespace, ways it can enhance operational security, and the progress being made in turning promise into reality.


Lt Col Benjamin Pimentel

FutureG, OUSD(R&E), USMC



Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Aug 22, 2024, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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