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NIWC Atlantic ARC 5G Lab Tour
Naval Information Warfare Command (NIWC) Atlantic’s Assured Real-time Communications (ARC) Laboratory team hosted a familiarization visit from NIWC Atlantic Executive Director Peter Reddy in the team's ARC 5G lab on Naval Station Norfolk. For the past several years, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic has developed and tested 5G capabilities in naval ship environments and is primed and ready to deploy those capabilities on board U.S. Navy ships. This same technology used by just about every civilian with a cell phone is now ready and waiting to start making an impact on improving shipboard quality of life and quality of work, that combined is known as Quality of Service (QoS) for Sailors. Naval Information Warfare Command (NIWC) Atlantic’s ARC Lab was originally established to create solutions for the Navy's Secure Voice Over Internet Protocol (SVOIP) interoperability issues. Expanding its scope to include Unified Communications (UC) and support for Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) to IP migration. The ARC Lab evolved to become a Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) test center charged with certifying multi-vendor components for addition to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN) Approved Products List (APL) for network solutions. The ARC Lab’s ever-expanding technical capabilities and its interoperability and cybersecurity certification process familiarity make it ideal for testing, optimizations, and interoperability certification of emergent 5G communication technologies, including software-defined networks and cloud migration. The ARC Lab maintains partnerships with industry to facilitate rapid prototyping, acquisition, and sustainment artifacts development. (U.S. Navy photo by Gerard Sekerak)

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