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May 26, 2016
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Get ready to adapt, because a flood of critical-communications changes are coming

It may be tough to pinpoint exactly when everything will happen, but all signs point to significant changes on the horizon throughout the critical-communications industry. It's time to get ready for an exciting-but-bumpy ride....More
May 24, 2016
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Anticipation increases as FirstNet-proposal countdown hits the one-week mark 2

FirstNet proposals are due in a week, on May 31. What will we learn on that day, and during the weeks that follow?...More
May 17, 2016
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Ten years after O’Brien proposal, there is light at the end of the tunnel for public-safety broadband communications 2

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Morgan O’Brien unveiling his public-safety broadband vision during his IWCE 2006 keynote. Things did not progress as O'Brien outlined at the time, but many of the core principles presented that day are now part of FirstNet, which in two weeks is scheduled to receive proposals from teams willing to build and maintain a nationwide public-safety broadband network....More
May 16, 2016
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FirstNet is coming. Are you prepared?

FirstNet is inching its way toward creating a nationwide wireless broadband network that will vastly improve the delivery of public safety services to 320 million people. With numerous trials underway, many of the public-safety officials we’ve spoken with are anxious to get started, but they’re just not sure where to begin....More
May 12, 2016
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Decision makers need to consider many layers when determining future role of mission-critical voice over LTE 4

Will mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) over LTE replace LMR services for first responders? The answer is not clear, but it is important that decisions are made based on accurate information, not on outdated statements that do not reflect recent technological developments....More
May 5, 2016
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As technology changes rapidly, policies lag too far behind

A lot is happening in the technology arena, with innovations happening constantly in the IP and wireless sectors. But policy development lags well behind technology advances, and that could be dangerous as the new applications are used in more critical settings....More

If expense is not an issue, should wearable cameras be used by law enforcement?


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