General Dynamics Information Technology has formed a coalition with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Splunk and T-Mobile to accelerate the adoption of 5G, advanced wireless and edge technologies across government agencies.
The GDIT 5G and Edge Accelerator Coalition is collaborating with government agencies, leveraging GDIT’s Advanced Wireless Emerge Lab to make it faster, easier and more cost-effective to deploy 5G and advanced wireless capabilities.
“We share a common vision of how 5G, edge and advanced wireless technologies can transform government operations,” said Ben Gianni, GDIT senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Forming this coalition will help us bring our collective strengths together to provide technical differentiation and the most beneficial solutions for our government customers.”
The coalition will leverage AWS to provide cloud infrastructure to connect edge devices to cloud services. Cisco will provide 5G core and mobile edge computing capabilities that enable data processing.
“As part of this new coalition, we can collaborate with other technology, telecommunications and government leaders to help power an inclusive future,” said Carl DeGroote, vice president of federal sales at Cisco.
Dell Technologies will provide open infrastructure and edge operations software, artificial intelligence-enhanced edge devices and sensors. Splunk will provide cybersecurity automation and edge computing capabilities.
“In today’s landscape, 5G solutions provide a wealth of benefits for the federal government and we are committed to helping them adopt and maximize these innovative technologies to best achieve their missions,” said Bethann Pepoli, a group vice president at Splunk.
T-Mobile will provide network bandwidth, expertise and advanced industry solutions to address large use cases such as smart infrastructure.
“At T-Mobile, it’s our goal to simplify advanced network solutions for all our business and government customers, both through the products we offer and through collaborations like this one,” said David Bezzant, T-Mobile vice president of sales for public sector.