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.

Posts by Donny Jackson

in Urgent Matters Apr 17, 2014

Telecommunicators’ role in public-safety communications more vital than ever

As National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is celebrated, it is a time to recognize the efforts of 911 telecommunicators and the potential....More
in Urgent Matters Apr 15, 2014

D’Agostino leaves large shoes to fill for FirstNet

In the wake of FirstNet General Manager Bill D'Agostino's resignation, the FirstNet board faces the challenge of finding a suitable replacement....More
in Urgent Matters Apr 10, 2014

Industry’s LMR loyalties remain, but rapid LTE development continues

LMR may be the mission-critical voice technology for years to come, but many industry players are taking bold steps to ensure that they are prepared....More
in Urgent Matters Apr 07, 2014

Brazil serves as a reminder that LMR-LTE convergence issues not limited to U.S.

Brazilian Army General Antonino dos Santos Guerra (pictured above on left) says comparing the functionality of LMR to LTE is "like listening to a....More
in Urgent Matters Apr 01, 2014

IWCE panel reveals steep hill to climb for states choosing opt-out route

IWCE panel details various steps involved in the FirstNet opt-in/opt-out decision that each governor will have to make, including some factors that....More
in Urgent Matters Mar 26, 2014

American Tower makes its public-safety partnership case—and not just for FirstNet

While working with commercial tower companies may be natural for an entity like FirstNet, American Tower officials insist that it also wants to work....More
in Urgent Matters Mar 24, 2014

Latest FirstNet meetings offer encouraging signs

While they may have lacked the kind of detail that many in the industry crave, the latest FirstNet meetings included positive signs in several....More
in Urgent Matters Mar 19, 2014

Delivering solutions, not just equipment, crucial for modern-day radio dealers

Selling boxes simply isn’t enough for radio dealers to thrive in today’s ever-changing communications environment, according to Patrick Hobby, owner....More
in Urgent Matters Mar 18, 2014

Have questions about Rivada proposal? Ask them tomorrow

Should excess bandwidth be traded in the manner that traditional commodities such as gold and pork bellies are today? Get answers to this question....More
in Urgent Matters Mar 06, 2014

Carrier aggregation promises to open new possibilities to LTE network operators

LTE-Advanced supports carrier aggregation, which effectively lets an operator combine the bandwidth from separate systems, even if they operate in....More

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