NTIA/FirstNet

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  • Nov 24, 2014
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Reverb Networks: CEO Zoran Kehler explains self-optimizing networks (SON), potential public-safety impact

    Reverb Networks CEO Zoran Kehler describes how LTE self-optimizing networks (SON) work and provides examples of potential benefits for a public-safety system like FirstNet. Kehler spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the recent LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 24, 2014
    Commentary

    AWS-3 auction bidding bodes well for FirstNet’s short-term funding, long-term sustainability opportunities

    The recent success of the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction means that FirstNet soon will receive the full funding that Congress anticipated. More important, the auction is an indication that there is sufficient market demand for FirstNet to be hopeful that it can forge partnership agreement that will ensure long-term sustainability for the public-safety broadband system....More
  • Nov 20, 2014
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Netscout: John English highlights company's network-management, user-experience capabilities for FirstNet

    John English, product line manager for NetScout, talks about the company's ability to provide network-management information to an LTE operator like FirstNet, as well as user-experience data to subscribers to ensure that service-level-agreement (SLA) benchmarks are being met. English spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 13, 2014
    Commentary

    Differences on ‘public-safety entity’ definition may be addressable by FirstNet 1

    In recent filings with FirstNet regarding the definition of a "public-safety entity" that would be eligible for priority-access consideration, commercial wireless carrier AT&T and utilities associations approach the matter very differently, but their final conclusions include a lot of similarities....More

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