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FCC E911 location ruling the first step in journey to improved emergency-response times

By John Vetter, Sunsight Instruments The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should be commended for its recent unanimous ruling in favor of....More

The impossible may take some time

They say that achieving the difficult takes time and the impossible just takes a bit longer. Securing an exclusive UHF FB8 channel in San Diego, CA,....More

Three two-way-radio licensing myths … busted

Some things you might have heard about frequency coordination may not be true....More

Public-safety agencies should get ready for carrier-provided P25 managed services

Governments no longer are required to buy, build, own, and operate costly P25 radio networks in-house. That's because carrier-provided P25 as a....More

Expect the unexpected: PSAP planning for atypical events is challenging, but necessary

How can a public-safety answering point (PSAP) prepare for events that happen so infrequently they barely register on the radar screen or fall....More

Congressional hearing on FirstNet offers fresh insight into potential opportunities, challenges for commercial partners

Carriers, vendors, owners of network infrastructure, and other entities that wish to partner with FirstNet should keep in mind some of the key....More

It's almost Vegas time--IWCE 2015 kicks off on Monday, exhibit hall opens Wednesday

Can you believe IWCE 2015 starts on Monday?! The excitement has been building over the last week, and I wanted to highlight a few things you can....More

Who will you see at IWCE 2015?

Did you know that IWCE also attracts the most important decision-makers and buyers in the government, public safety, transportation, utility and....More

How to make multi-agency collaboration a reality in a FirstNet world

A fundamental goal of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is to enable multimedia communication and collaboration between all first-....More

While at IWCE, use these tools to maintain personal schedule, stay abreast of latest news, updates

With IWCE just a few weeks away, we want to make sure you don’t miss anything. That is why we offer several ways to keep you "in the loop" with the....More

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