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Fortress Solutions partners with JBG SMITH for 5G Smart City
Tue, 28th Feb 2023

Digital infrastructure deployment, support, and monitoring services for telecom and mobility company Fortress Solutions has been selected by JBG SMITH, a developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC area, as its partner for end-to-end facilities management services for their fiber optics, edge data center, and 5G infrastructure across National Landing, known as the first 5G Smart City in the United States.

JBG SMITH is leveraging its large footprint in National Landing to create the United States first 5G smart city at scale. In selecting Fortress Solutions as a world class partner, JBG SMITH will deploy cutting-edge digital infrastructure that is poised to deliver seamless connectivity and fuel innovation and new business models in Industry 4.0.

Located just across the Potomac from Washington, DC, and minutes from the Pentagon, National Landing is one of Virginias largest walkable downtown areas blending the best of both city living and urban outdoors. National Landing comprises three neighborhoods including Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard. National Landing is home to the Pentagon, Boeings global headquarters, Virginia Techs Innovation Campus, and Amazons second global headquarters.

As JBG SMITHs digital infrastructure facilities management partner, Fortress Solutions will provide design and implementation services as well as operate and maintain the edge data center facilities for JBG SMITH. This will include maintaining a ubiquitous fiber optic and 5G infrastructure throughout the development. In doing so, Fortress with JBG SMITH, will be delivering co-location capabilities, ultra-low latency 5G communications, and dark fiber connections in support of carrier networks, IoT devices, and next gen AI, AR/VR, and robotics applications. This network will enable a world-class digital infrastructure for JBG SMITHs corporate, residential, and retail tenants within National Landing.

Fortress will play a key role in supporting JBG SMITH customers, including its partnership with AT&T to deploy and operate a ubiquitous outdoor 5G network in National Landing. JBG SMITH delivered the first phase of the converged digital infrastructure platform in Q4 2022, with 5G small cell infrastructure expected to be on air in the first half of 2023.

"We are thrilled to be a major player in creating the first 5G smart city at scale with JBG SMITH," says John Shelnutt, CEO at Fortress Solutions.

"Fortress is excited to bring our suite of managed services to implement and operate this state-of-the-art data center thats enabling the convergence of 5G, cloud and IoT services bringing the emergence of Smart Cities to full production," he says.

Adam Rashid, SVP, Investments and lead of the digital Infrastructure at JBG SMITH, adds, "This partnership with Fortress Solutions gives JBG SMITH tremendous operational support to deliver on the power of converged digital infrastructure and seamless network operations in National Landing, providing leverage for entrepreneurs, universities, and global technology companies to deliver digital transformation across both their digital landscape and built environment."