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Guide to Wi-Fi for Military Education and Training
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LEVERAGING WI-FI FOR MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING ON BASE – FROM BARRACKS TO CLASSROOMS
Military training is evolving substantially with increased reliance on new technologies that require robust network infrastructure. In this guide, we review how advanced military Wi-Fi networks support education and training.
HOW WI-FI IS USED IN MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Troops need robust, reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity in classrooms, dorms, barracks and the field. There are many ways in which Wi-Fi functions in each of these settings.
Classrooms on military bases look different today than just a decade ago, due to technological advancements. For example, training course leaders may use Wi-Fi-powered virtual training exercises that simulate real-life situations to help troops learn real-time decision-making skills and improve mission success. Wi-Fi also provides troops access to online learning platforms, collaborative learning activities and interactive training materials during classroom training sessions.
Dorms and Barracks
When troops return to their dorms and barracks, Wi-Fi provides military personnel access to training materials, such as instructional videos, interactive simulations and online course materials. Wi-Fi can also enable additional remote learning like participating in virtual sessions or online courses and certifications. The capacity, speed and security of Wi-Fi are essential for troops while studying after classroom hours. Boingo Wi-Fi enhances security in dorms and barracks by providing secure access to network resources and monitoring network activity. This can help prevent unauthorized access and maintain the privacy of personal information.
Military personnel require access to enterprise-grade, secure, encrypted networks in the field. Advanced wireless networks like private 5G can power real-time communications, data transmission, remote monitoring and logistics support during field training. When it comes to real-time communications on the field, every millisecond counts. Next-generation networks streamline and expedite contact among military personnel during field training exercises to ensure vital information gets into the right hands at the right time. Private 5G can also support sensors and cameras, enabling leadership to monitor and evaluate the performance of personnel and units. Boingo recently launched a private 5G network at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, providing secure connectivity for smart aviation hangars, warehouses, flight line operations, AR/VR operations and training, asset tracking and advanced supply chain management. Learn about the deployment in this case study.
CONNECT MILITARY BASES WITH BOINGO WIRELESS
Military bases include a broad range of training facilities, housing and recreational facilities, as well as national, state and local agencies. These sites require high-quality, reliable internet connectivity to support training and tactical endeavors and positively impact the quality of life for troops, personnel and families on base.
To meet these complex connectivity needs, more than 80 U.S. military bases leverage Boingo to connect barracks, classrooms, field operations, gyms, dining and recreational facilities and more. Boingo offers a range of cellular and Wi-Fi solutions including distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, macro towers, 5G, CBRS and Wi-Fi 6.