Spalding returns with $20 million for hardened cell towers
Former White House National Security Council official Gen. Robert Spalding is making waves again in the 5G arena, this time with a startup selling hardened cell towers and data centers.
According to Axios, Spalding is the CEO of Sempre, a startup that just raised $20 million in a funding round led by Goff Capital. The firm is backed by John Goff, a Texas real estate investor.
As Spalding explained to Microwave Journal in July, Sempre is selling an integrated cell tower and data center that is designed, according to US military standards, to withstand a high-altitude nuclear event. According to the company’s website, Sempre’s tower “is the only EMP-hardened 5G gNb with True Edge processing, with both software and hardware built to military-grade standards and design requirements.” The company is selling the tower to customers in the rural, first responder and government markets. Spalding told Axios the company is still looking for “anchor tenants” for its towers.
Spalding gained prominence in 2018 when he penned the original National Security Council draft – cited in a 2018 Axios report – that raised the prospect of a national 5G network.
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