How 5G technology could revolutionize government communications
May 2, 2019 1:57 pm
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With the government’s increasing reliance on wireless technology, Verizon is responding with 5G — the next generation of connectivity that will deliver a quantum leap in speed and capacity.
In a series of interviews with Federal News Network, Mike Maiorana, SVP of Public Sector and Nick Nilan, Director of Public Sector Product Development, described the potential applications of 5G for government agencies.
Future benefits across the government could include the ability to use 5G in the place of wired communications, allowing agencies to provide fast communications anywhere, even inside buildings they don’t own, or to remote outposts and workers performing their duties off-site. Other possible applications include things like high definition or ultra-high definition video surveillance without the need for a wired infrastructure; or autonomous air- and land-based drones for inspections and disaster recovery.
Achieving the estimated 20-times increase in speed will require everything from a wider range of frequencies to stronger signals. 5G Ultra Wideband technology will reduce latency and offer additional connectivity options with fiber-like speeds.
Verizon officials predict 5G will be a huge boon for government agencies, and are willing to work with agencies to tailor 5G offerings to complement improvements to existing applications and services. As Verizon deploys the new 5G infrastructure nationally, the company looks forward to partnering with government agencies to revolutionize how government connects employees, services and the citizens it serves.
Learn more about 5G for government from the video excerpts with Maiorana and Nilan below.
The Meaning Behind 5G
5G will enable exponentially faster connections, and exponentially lower latency, to enable amazing outcomes for government.
Senior Vice President, Verizon Public Sector
5G and Modernization
Increased speed can also mean increased analysis of data.
Director, Product Development, Verizon Public Sector
Federal Adoption of 5G
Every single federal customer meeting we are having, 5G is front and center.
Mike Maiorana is senior vice president, public sector at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In this role, he manages a team of sales, engineering and sales support personnel, and is responsible for sales and customer satisfaction for public sector customers across the U.S. Verizon is the leading provider of communications services to the U.S. federal government, and offers a broad portfolio of intelligent networking, mobility, business communications, managed services, Internet of Things (loT) and cybersecurity solutions to the public sector.
Previously, Maiorana was president of the Washington-Baltimore-Virginia region for Verizon Wireless, with responsibility for sales, marketing, customer service, retail stores and the expansion of the company's wireless network.
Prior to that, Maiorana was vice president of national government sales and operations at Verizon Wireless, where he led sales and customer service for federal, state and local government customers, including those in law enforcement, public safety and municipalities.
Maiorana began his career in 1990 as a sales representative and moved on to assignments of increasing responsibility, including regional director of corporate and government accounts, director of retail sales, and director of sales operations and training. He is a five-time winner of the Verizon Wireless President's Cabinet award for sales achievement.
He is currently serving a second term as a member of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He also serves on the Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore USO board of directors since 2013.
Maiorana earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from Montclair State University, and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Rutgers University.
Director, Product Development, Verizon Public Sector
Nicholas Nilan is the Director of Product Development for Public Sector at Verizon. He is responsible for the development and deployment lifecycle of innovative and mission impacting products and solutions for Federal, State and Local, and Education customers. Previously, he led Federal Marketing strategy at Verizon, and before that, engineering teams supporting mobility and Internet of Things deployments in the Department of Defense. He has been in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years and holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for the Public Safety Technology Alliance and the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Emerging Technology Working Group for AFCEA DC.
John Gilroy has been a member of the Washington D.C. technology community for over twenty years. In 2007 he began weekly interviews on Federal News Network called “Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy.” His 428 interviews provides the basis for profitable referral business. In 2009 he created a successful breakfast club of previous radio guests called The Technology Leadership Roundtable. He has been instrumental in two of his guests forming their own radio shows: Derrick Dortch with “Fed Access” and Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm with “Women in Washington.”
In 2011 he began teaching a course in social media marketing at Georgetown University; in March of 2014, John won the Tropaia Award for Outstanding Faculty. John conducts monthly corporate training for large companies on how to leverage social media to generate revenue.