Fortress Solutions says JBG SMITH has selected it 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, Fortress says in a Feb. 27 statement.
“As JBG SMITH’s 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, the statement says. “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 SMITH’s corporate, residential, and retail tenants within National Landing.”
“We’re thrilled to be a major player in creating the first 5G smart city at scale with JBG SMITH. Fortress is excited to bring our suite of managed services to implement and operate this state-of-the-art data center that’s enabling the convergence of 5G, cloud and IoT services bringing the emergence of Smart Cities to full production,” said John Shelnutt, CEO at Fortress Solutions.
“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,” said Adam Rashid, senior vice-president, investments and lead of the digital Infrastructure at JBG SMITH.