A few U.S. Navy ships will get their own 4G LTE networks by the end of the year.
The Navy confirmed to Wired that it would place ruggedized 4G LTE networks on three ships to allow for better mission planning.
It represents the first time the Navy has offered cellular service on any of its ships. Also a first, the Navy will be buying tablets and smartphones off the shelf and working with the National Security Agency to secure the devices.
The ships will be using a microwave-based wireless wide area network that can extend out to up to … Read more