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For IWCE 2016, the early bird gets the worm

IWCE 2016 will have its traditional exhibit-hall and conference programs, as well as new programs and pricing packages. Register by Oct. 15 to take....More

Modern public-safety networks can support more than first responders

Modern communications networks are making it possible for public-safety networks to more effectively support their traditional mission-critical....More

FirstNet is sending out an invite (RFP). Will anyone come?

By Andrew Seybold. FirstNet's final request for proposal (RFP) needs to structured to be friendly to commercial partner(s), because this public-....More

Preventing a devastating, OPM-like hack of FirstNet

By Patrick Flynn. FirstNet is poised to be a game changer in the public-safety communities, but we can’t lose sight of the importance of applying the....More

Chattanooga shootings exhibit the need for in-building wireless, text-to-911 services

Following the recent tragic shootings in Chattanooga, officials at the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) began discussing the significance of the final....More

Learn about communications during the Pope’s visit, how states are meeting FirstNet’s data-collection deadline during webinar

During next Wednesday’s eBriefing webinar, “Everything FirstNet, from Early Builders to State Consultations to RFP,” hear from two states that are....More

Upcoming educational opportunities … and a cancellation

IWCE will not host its Virtual Tradeshow on Sept. 30, but all of the scheduled educational content—and more—will be available to IWCE attendees and....More

How to guarantee mission-critical multimedia for public-safety networks

First responders will benefit from the situational awareness provided by real-time video and other multimedia applications, but it is important that....More

Testing your LTE network is vitally important

In IWCE’s online College of Technology webinar presented by David Witkowski of OKU Solutions, attendees can explore the testing and measuring LTE....More

Clear skies or stormy weather on FirstNet’s horizon?

FirstNet should consider satellite options as it seeks cost-effective methods to first responders with broadband coverage in vast rural and low-....More

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