Donny Jackson

Donny
Jackson
Editor,
Urgent Communications

Donny Jackson is editor of Urgent Communications magazine. Before joining UC in 2002, he covered telecommunications for four years as a freelance writer and as news editor for Telephony magazine. Prior to that, he worked for suburban newspapers in the Dallas area, serving as editor-in-chief for the Irving News and the Las Colinas Business News.

Articles
Fair warning from Sprint: We can’t buy 800 MHz spectrum we just returned to the FCC
On the surface, it might seem logical to expect that Sprint would be interested in 800 MHz spectrum that recently was made available, but FCC rules associated with rebanding forbid the carrier to hold licenses for frequencies between 851 MHz and 862 MHz.
SafeMobile: Darren Kastner demonstrates solution to bridge two-way radio, Android communications
Darren Kastner, SafeMobile's vice president of sales, demonstrates how the company's radioPad Base Station application lets user control two-way-radio functions via Wi-Fi and he SafeBridge LAN unit during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.
JMA Wireless: Todd Landry highlights company's indoor, outdoor solutions for enterprises, public safety
Todd Landry, corporate vice president of product and market strategy for JMA Wireless, explains how the company's indoor DAS systems and small-cell outdoor solutions provide reliable coverage for both commercial operators and public-safety agencies during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the HetNet Expo in Chicago.
FCC Chairman Wheeler describes multistate 911 outage report as ‘terrifying,’ vows to take action quickly
FCC commissioners say they want to take action soon in an effort to prevent 911 outages, such as one in April that resulted in more than 6,000 emergency calls being unanswered in seven states during a six-hour period.
Safer Buildings Coalition: Alan Perdue outlines need to work with industry on public-safety in-building comms
Alan Perdue, executive director of the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses the importance of working with DAS and small-cell manufacturers on strategies that ensure in-building communications for public safety during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson yesterday at the HetNet Expo in Chicago.
SafeMobile: David Rodriguez highlights features of company's SafeNet, SafeDispatch software applications
SafeMobile's David Rodriguez explains the features of the company's SafeNet web-based fleet-management solution, as well as its client-based SafeDispatch offering during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at last week's EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.
Pacific DataVision: Morgan O'Brien, John Pescatore detail potential 900 MHz transition from LMR to LTE
Morgan O'Brien (left) and John Pescatore of Pacific DataVision (PDV) outline the potential roadmap as the company seeks to transition its 900 MHz enhanced-dispatch offering from LMR to LTE during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.
Pacific DataVision makes pitch for partners at EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit
Pacific DataVision (PDV) officials outline the company's short-term and long-term plans to provide enhanced enterprise dispatch services while noting the company’s intention to solicit dealers and other industry partners during a presentation at the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit.
Pacific DataVision: Morgan O'Brien, John Pescatore talk about partnership opportunities
Morgan O'Brien (left) and John Pescatore of Pacific DataVision (PDV) discuss potential partnerships their company will seek with radio-industry players during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.
USMSS: Bill Dow says 'this is the time' for name change to International Technology Resource Network (ITRN)
Bill Dow, executive director for USMSS, explains the reasoning and significance behind the organization's expected name change to the International Technology Resource Network (ITRN) during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during last week's EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership 2014 in Denver.
EWA enhances CEVO software to let operators select frequencies
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) announces an enhanced version of its CEVO application that will let network operators actively select frequencies via the CEVO web portal, if they want. The enhanced version of CEVO is expected to launch in early November, according to EWA officials.
FirstNet looks to issue final RFP by the end of 2015
FirstNet plans to conduct an Industry Day for potential vendors early next year and hopes to release a final request for proposal (RFP) by the end of 2015, a FirstNet official said yesterday during an IWCE Urgent Communications webinar examining the progress of the public-safety broadband project within states.
Denver-area public safety realizes benefits of Adams County Band 14 LTE during local concert
Denver-area public-safety agencies utilized Adams County’s leased Band 14 spectrum from FirstNet and deployable LTE communications to gain unprecedented access to network databases during a recent concert by the band Phish, even when commercial-carrier systems in the area were saturated by social-media traffic from attendees.
Swissphone partners with RACOM, seeks dealers to spread its digital-paging solution in the U.S. 1
Swissphone announces a partnership with Iowa-based RACOM, which will be the first certified U.S. dealer to offer Swissphone’s DiCal Digital Paging Solution that features voice and text paging, as well as a system architecture that is unique to paging in the United States.

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