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Verizon helps Virginia shipbuilding company implement 5G service

Verizon helps Virginia shipbuilding company implement 5G service

December 13, 2019 - Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in Newport News, VA. HII is a military shipbuilding company and its Newport News Shipbuilding division turned to Verizon to explore how 5G can enhance the shipbuilding process as part of their digital transformation.

With 5G’s increased bandwidth and ultra-low latency, NNS will be equipped to meet network connectivity demands and will test new ways its engineers can use augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to support everything from architectural design to employee training. The company recently undertook a modernization transitioning from pen and paper designs to tablets and allowing smartphones to be used on premise.

As a company that deals with government classified information, the change not only led to increased bandwidth needs but also the need for network reliability and security. With Verizon 5G, network virtualization will lead to a reduction in service deployment times allowing for security updates. Further, 5G is expected to be able to support up to 1M connected devices per square kilometer and its increased throughput and low latency will enable things like autonomous robotics and enhance machine learning and AR/VR solutions to improve the overall speed and quality needed to deliver the nation’s warships.

With 5G on site, NNS plans to test how 5G can drive manufacturing efficiencies that will transform business operations with increased automation, advanced robotics, 3D holographic design and real-time analytics. 5G could enable the company to connect hundreds of IoT sensors to provide real-time status of processing, machines, alarms, etc. to helping them make better decisions in near real-time.

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