Cisco partners with GDIT to offer private 5G to US government agencies
Cisco said that the partnership will enable the provision of end-to-end tailored solutions for government entities
Cisco announced its expanded relationship with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, to deliver Cisco private 5G services to government entities in the U.S.
Cisco said that the combination of GDIT’s extensive background and close understanding of use cases for government agencies and its expertise in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, edge computing, and IoT devices with Cisco’s private 5G service will provide end-to-end tailored solutions for government agencies.
Cisco’s private 5G service is built on its mobile core technology and IoT portfolio, spanning IoT sensors and gateways, device management software, as well as monitoring tools and dashboards, the company said. This offering can integrate into government agencies’ existing IT and OT environments, including Wi-Fi and security, helping to accelerate digital transformation and adoption of IoT technologies like AI and machine learning, the company added.
“Adding to our portfolio of 5G capabilities, Cisco’s Private 5G offering provides GDIT with the flexibility, security, and resiliency that is required for the government sector,” said Robert Smallwood, vice president of digital modernization and enterprise IT services, GDIT. “This collaboration will create a force multiplier effect that addresses our agency customers’ edge computing and IoT requirements.”
“This unique partnership combines the power of Cisco Private 5G with GDIT’s mission knowledge of customer 5G use-cases to provide a truly comprehensive solution that meets a diverse set of agency requirements,” said Carl DeGroote, vice president of federal sales at Cisco. “We’re excited to continue our relationship with GDIT and work together to extend Cisco’s private 5G solution to the public sector.”
Earlier this month, Cisco said it was collaborating with Axians, a Vinci Energies brand, to provide Cisco private 5G to enterprises across industries in Germany and the Netherlands.
Axians supports private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators, and service providers in their infrastructure and digital solutions development.
“Providing 5GaaS gives us the opportunity to plan, build and run holistic campus networks together with existing infrastructure like Wi-Fi and private cloud,” said Jacques Diaz, CEO, Axians Germany.
“Partnering with Cisco, we are able to fully provide our customers with a private 5G solution that connects OT assets with the world of AI, IoT and digital M2M communication,” said Rob van Kaathoven, CEO, Axians Netherlands.