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.

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JPS Interoperability Solutions announces integration of broadband in new offerings
JPS Interoperability Solutions this week will showcase new offerings that leverage more powerful processors to enable interoperable connectivity with broadband solutions, as well as traditional narrowband technology.
LA-RICS: Scott Edson and John Radeleff discuss leadership transition in Los Angeles-area public-safety communications program
Scott Edson (left) and John Radeleff explain the leadership transition at the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), which has deployed the largest public-safety LTE network in the United States and is constructing a new P25 network. Edson is in his first week as executive director for LA-RICS, replacing Radeleff, who served as the LA-RICS interim executive director for the past year.
IWCE: Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson preview IWCE 2017
IWCE Show Director Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE's Urgent Communications, talk about some of the featured IWCE 2017 show activities and conference sessions on the eve of the annual critical-communications event, which is celebrating its 40th year this week.
IWCE: Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson preview IWCE 2017 highlights
IWCE Show Director Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE's Urgent Communications, talk about some of the featured IWCE 2017 show activities and conference sessions on the eve of the annual critical-communications event, which is celebrating its 40th year this week.
IWCE: Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson preview IWCE 2017
IWCE Show Director Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE's Urgent Communications, talk about some of the featured IWCE 2017 show activities and conference sessions on the eve of the annual critical-communications event, which is celebrating its 40th year this week.
Pepro: CEO Vic Garmong deploys company's new LTE tower in less than 10 minutes
Pepro CEO Vic Garmong demonstrates the HCLP 300, his company's new high-capacity, low-profile deployable LTE tower that is designed for network providers--such as FirstNet or a commercial carrier--to provide coverage quickly in locations that are outside of the normal footprint or to offset a network outage.
FirstNet reschedules special board meeting for March 28, vote for AT&T procurement win still expected
FirstNet announces that its board will conduct a special meeting next Tuesday—a day earlier than previously announced—when a vote is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded with a 25-year deal to deploy and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).
JVCKENWOOD makes $10 million investment in Sonim Technologies
JVCKENWOOD announces an investment in ultra-rugged LTE handset manufacturer Sonim Technologies in a deal that represents collaboration between “the best of broadband technologies and the best of LMR technologies,” according to Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke.
FirstNet board sets March 29 special meeting, expected to approve AT&T procurement win
FirstNet announces that its board members will conduct a special meeting next Wednesday, when a vote is expected that would set the stage for the AT&T bidding team to be awarded with a 25-year deal to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).
Hytera Communications says Motorola Solutions ‘running from legitimate competition’ by filing lawsuit 2
Hytera Communications expresses confidence that it “will be vindicated” in litigation filed last week by Motorola Solutions—an act that Hytera Communications portrayed as an attempt by Motorola Solutions to suppress radio competition in the United States.
Michigan becomes latest state to issue RFP for public-safety LTE; Colorado bid expected soon
Michigan issues a request for proposal (RFP) seeking bids to build out and maintain the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) within the state, if the governor chooses the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet. Colorado is expected to issue its RFP during the next few weeks.
Judge rules for U.S. government in FirstNet court case, clearing path for expected AT&T award 3
A federal judge rules against Rivada Mercury’s protest against the FirstNet procurement protest, a move that is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded the 25-year contract to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).
Dallas to increase staffing at PSAP after 911-related deaths, agrees alleged ‘ghost’ calls not the problem
After blaming T-Mobile “ghost” calls for months of delays in answering 911 calls—delays that reportedly contributed to two deaths last week—the city of Dallas acknowledges that the problem was caused by people hanging up and redialing when their emergency calls were not answered in a timely manner.
FirstNet staff ‘ready to go’ after contract award is made; board opts to decline resolution vote
FirstNet’s staff says it is prepared to act quickly on tasks necessary to deploy a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) while eagerly anticipating a key court decision. Meanwhile, FirstNet board members opted against voting on a delegation resolution that had been on the agenda.
Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets 3
Motorola Solutions files lawsuits alleging that Hytera Communications' digital mobile radio (DMR) equipment and systems that leverage Motorola Solutions patents and trade secrets that were taken from the radio giant by three engineers who left the company to join Hytera Communications.

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