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5G: The Telecommunications Horizon and Homeland Security

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5G: the Future of Connectivity

Produced in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HQ Emerging Technologies Policy team, this horizon scanning report provides information and insight into the future of fifth generation (5G) and sixth generation (6G) networking technologies and the associated impacts to the homeland security enterprise. The measures taken by DHS to manage and secure its networks will require continued adaptation as 5G, and subsequently 6G, standards shape the information and communications technology environment. DHS will also be able to capitalize on new opportunities that leverage 5G and 6G communication technologies. This horizon scan provides a primer on the current state of 5G technology, reviews the expected development of 5G and 6G capabilities, and details relevant implications for DHS and the homeland security enterprise.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
5G: The Telecommunications Horizon and Homeland Security Report PDF 627.92 KB 12/01/2021
Understanding Technical Advancements of 5G Infographic PDF 164.33 KB 03/15/2022
Comparing Applications of 4G, 5G, and 6G Infographic PDF 154.25 KB 03/15/2022
Identifying 6G Focus Areas for DHS Infographic PDF 147.58 KB 03/15/2022
Last Updated: 03/17/2022
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