• Immersive tactical training

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  • The challenge

    First responder training can be costly and staff intensive.

Providing impactful training for first responders and frontline workers requires significant investment and staffing resources.

Pulling field officers away to conduct training sessions is not only expensive but often places an increased burden on the team left in the field.

With lives on the line, it is crucial that frontline workers of all kinds receive the best training possible.

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  • First responders need more access to immersive tactical training.

    Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) could help provide cost-effective training so first responders can prepare for successful missions.

  • 5G opportunities

    5G could transform the way first responders train.

5G could provide the connectivity to allow for immersive and realistic training simulations.

The massive capacity of 5G Ultra Wideband could allow for content to be delivered rapidly, managing the high bandwidth required for large video files used in immersive experiences.

With the low latency of 5G Ultra Wideband, virtual training sessions could be supported with high-quality content and fast refresh rates so that trainees can have a fluid, immersive, life like experience.

With these AR/VR training simulations supported by 5G, those on the front lines could practice new skills and strategies to solve challenges in a safe, cost-effective way.

How it works

Preparing first responders with the power of 5G

      • First responders and frontline workers need adequate instruction to prepare them for high-stress emergency situations, but training is difficult and expensive.

      • With the combined power of 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC), public safety agencies could create AR/VR environments that simulate real-world situations.

      • A realistic simulation could be made possible by the low latency of 5G Ultra Wideband, creating an engaging and seamless training experience.

      • Moving training to a virtual environment could make training more accessible while decreasing travel time and expense.

      • By combining 5G with MEC, agencies could store training content at the network edge, reducing latency for immersive, personalized content and reducing the need for additional equipment.

      • Using 5G-powered AR/VR training could open new possibilities for impactful training and help enable better mission outcomes.

5G built right

Our 5G Ultra Wideband network is built right to power transformative possibilities for public safety. The low latency and massive capacity of 5G Ultra Wideband could support the complex image processing needed for seamless AR/VR training experiences.

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    • Achieving 5G Ultra Wideband’s extraordinary speeds requires a massive fiber infrastructure
    • Verizon has made significant investments in fiber densification in major cities around the nation

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  • Millimeter-wave spectrum


    • Verizon has critical spectrum holdings that include millimeter-wave and C-Band spectrum
    • Millimeter-wave spectrum supports 5G Ultra Wideband’s transformative performance and C-band will enable performance and expanded coverage

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  • Small-cell deployment

    Small-cell deployment

    • Verizon has spent years densifying its 4G LTE network, and its 5G network leverages the same densification
    • Verizon has relationships in place with large and small municipalities, enabling its small-cell deployment

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  • Edge computing

    Edge computing

    • Verizon has network locations that are ideally suited for housing edge-computing resources
    • MEC could deliver access to the tools, power and locations to deploy at scale

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    • This is 5G built right, from the network agencies rely on.

    • 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities on most Verizon 5G devices. 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) available only in parts of select cities.
      Verizon 5G access requires a 5G-capable device.  5G UWB access requires a 5G-capable device with select voice/data and 5G UWB plans.

    • Future use case; not all technical capabilities currently available.

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