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Dec 17, 2014

Wireless Spectrum Changes Bring New Opportunities in 2015

Maybe it’s always about spectrum at the FCC, but not too often about spectrum for Business/Industrial and Land Transportation (B/ILT) entities. If B/....More

TRNI loses extraordinary leader with the passing of Dave Robison

Technology Resource Network, International (TRNI), formerly known as USMSS, lost the chairman of its board of directors on Friday, Dec. 5, when Dave....More

There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy

By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (....More

Beyond asset management: Critical real-time information improves public safety

Public-safety agencies have unique “human asset” management needs, because it encounters scenarios that are much more time-sensitive and life-....More

Ensuring reliable first-responder communications inside buildings critical to public safety

Many emergencies occur inside structures, so first-responder communications require in-building coverage that is complete, reliable and flexible....More

NATE announces new Public Safety Agency membership category

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry, announces a new membership....More

Partnerships are much more than contracts—an important distinction for FirstNet

By Andrew M. Seybold. Partnerships are vital to FirstNet. Given this, FirstNet must have the ability to seek out and discuss potential partnership....More

FirstNet is not a master of its own fate

Overreaction by some within the federal government to allegations made by former FirstNet board member Paul Fitzgerald have cost the organization....More

Ideas for managing the growth and complexity of public-safety LTE networks

Newfield Wireless CEO Marc Bensadoun explores the challenges facing FirstNet and carriers wanting to provide broadband mobile data services over LTE....More
Oct 01, 2014

Unfinished Business

There are some very critical spectrum and regulatory developments today that deserve front-page coverage in wireless news reports. These stories....More

How participation in the National 911 Profile Database matters to PSAPs nationwide

By submitting information to the National 911 Profile Database today, states can help 911 officials and public-safety answering point (PSAP)....More

Land mobile radio: Why moving to IT makes sense

By leveraging the combined technical expertise and practices of its IT department and traditional LMR radio personnel, the city of Richardson, Texas....More

Tips for hiring and training radio technicians

Throughout the industry, there is a shortage of good radio technicians, but dealers can close this gap by following best practices for hiring and....More
Jun 24, 2014

Who Receives New Spectrum is a Pivotal Decision

The last time we had a new allocation of spectrum for industrial/business licensees was in 1985. Reagan was president, the first dot-com was....More

Adams County, Colo., to demonstrate first phase of its FirstNet LTE system on June 6

In his own words, the executive director of Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911) describes the first-phase buildout of the county's public-....More
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