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  • Jun 21, 2016
    Commentary

    Kudos to FCC for beginning to tackle key noise-floor issue in technical inquiry 2

    With the proliferation of wireless networks, small cells and smart devices, some have wondered what is happening to the RF noise floor. Thankfully, the FCC has launched a technical inquiry to begin an examination of the issue....More
  • Jun 21, 2016
    Commentary

    Taking a bite out of public-safety hazards, one byte at a time

    The new possibilities that information and communications technology (ICT) innovations enable—particularly in the area of mobility—are tremendous. When they are applied to a service as indispensable as public safety, the net result is safer, healthier and more stable communities that provide a dramatically higher quality of life for all....More
  • Jun 13, 2016
    Commentary

    Go for the Gold: Integrated text-to-911 for PSAPs

    Integrated text-to-911 technology makes it easier for call-takers in even more public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to manage SMS text-to-911 messages by simplifying the process of text-to-911 call delivery....More
  • Jun 9, 2016
    News

    Convergence between public-safety and commercial communications not just a one-way street 1

    Convergence to date primarily has been a function of public safety moving toward technologies used in commercial communications, but there are indications that public safety's requirements could have a large impact on the manner in which the commercial world works in the future....More
  • Jun 7, 2016
    Commentary

    It’s still early, but the winner of the FirstNet RFP appears to be … public safety

    Today's Rivada Mercury announcement revealing its key team members of its offeror team should make potential public-safety customers more comfortable about the proposed FirstNet nationwide broadband network, even if Rivada Mercury does not emerge as the selected contractor....More

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