Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en FirstNet, AT&T make commitments to Congress on volunteer pricing, devices, finances http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-make-commitments-congress-volunteer-pricing-devices-finances <div class="node-body article-body">​Volunteer public-safety officers subscribing to FirstNet in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenario will realize “significant” monthly savings when compared to a traditional commercial wireless offering, an AT&amp;T official said during a Senate subcommittee hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-make-commitments-congress-volunteer-pricing-devices-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-make-commitments-congress-volunteer-pricing-devices-finances#comments Subscriber Devices Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:44:00 +0000 51281 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec shares capacity-based FirstNet Band 14 deployment plans with Congress http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-exec-shares-capacity-based-firstnet-band-14-deployment-plans-congress <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T will deploy infrastructure on the 20 MHz of 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum that is licensed to FirstNet only in geographic locations where the carrier giant determines it needs additional bandwidth capacity, an AT&amp;T executive said during a Senate subcommittee hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-exec-shares-capacity-based-firstnet-band-14-deployment-plans-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-exec-shares-capacity-based-firstnet-band-14-deployment-plans-congress#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:26:00 +0000 51271 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T, FirstNet officials shed light on near-term implementation efforts http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-shed-light-near-term-implementation-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet and AT&amp;T officials have long stated that public-safety agencies within “opt-in” states immediately can take advantage of priority access across the AT&T network, but even existing AT&amp;T customers first need to subscribe to a FirstNet plan to realize the priority functionality, according to AT&amp;T. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-shed-light-near-term-implementation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-shed-light-near-term-implementation-efforts#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:35:00 +0000 51261 at http://urgentcomm.com Iowa becomes fifth state to announce FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/iowa-becomes-fifth-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision <div class="node-body article-body">​Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announces that she has accepted the FirstNet deployment plan for her state, making Iowa the fifth state to “opt-in” to the plan for a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), which will be built, maintained and upgraded by AT&T during the next 25 years.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/iowa-becomes-fifth-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/iowa-becomes-fifth-state-announce-firstnet-opt-decision#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:04:00 +0000 51251 at http://urgentcomm.com Pennsylvania becomes ninth state to seek RAN bids as a FirstNet alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-becomes-ninth-state-seek-ran-bids-firstnet-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania issues a request for proposal (RFP) seeking bids to build and maintain a statewide LTE radio access network (RAN) to serve public-safety users in the state, if its governor decides to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to accepting FirstNet’s deployment plan for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-becomes-ninth-state-seek-ran-bids-firstnet-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-becomes-ninth-state-seek-ran-bids-firstnet-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:23:00 +0000 51241 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: LTE MCPTT direct-mode conundrum: Does the UK have the answer? http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-lte-mcptt-direct-mode-conundrum-does-uk-have-answer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lte-mcptt-direct-mode-conundrum-does-uk-have-answer-ken-rehbehn">LTE MCPTT direct-mode conundrum: Does the UK have the answer?</a></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/fbi-didnt-need-warrant-for-stingray-in-attempted-murder-case-doj-says/">FBI didn&rsquo;t need warrant for stingray in attempted murder case, DOJ says</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-lte-mcptt-direct-mode-conundrum-does-uk-have-answer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-lte-mcptt-direct-mode-conundrum-does-uk-have-answer#comments Public Safety Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:54:00 +0000 51231 at http://urgentcomm.com Arkansas, Kentucky governors make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/arkansas-kentucky-governors-make-firstnet-opt-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">Governors for Arkansas and Kentucky announce that their states accept the FirstNet deployment plans, increasing the total of “opt-in” states to four for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) that will be built and maintained by AT&T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/arkansas-kentucky-governors-make-firstnet-opt-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/arkansas-kentucky-governors-make-firstnet-opt-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:09:00 +0000 51221 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet opportunities—and challenges http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-opportunities-and-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body">As states and territories make their "opt-in/opt-out" decisions regarding FirstNet, here are three key areas that should be considered.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-opportunities-and-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-opportunities-and-challenges#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Personnel Tracking Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:17:00 +0000 51211 at http://urgentcomm.com Wyoming governor makes FirstNet 'opt-in' announcement http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/wyoming-governor-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming announces that Gov. Matt Mead will accept the FirstNet&rsquo;s deployment plan&mdash;to be executed by AT&amp;T&mdash;making Wyoming the second state to express&nbsp;its intent to &ldquo;opt-in&rdquo; to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) plan.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/wyoming-governor-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/wyoming-governor-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:59:00 +0000 51201 at http://urgentcomm.com Virginia becomes first state to “opt-in” to FirstNet system, ceremony slated for today http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/virginia-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-system-ceremony-slated-today <div class="node-body article-body">Virginia became the first state to accept the FirstNet state plan that allows AT&ampT to proceed with the buildout of the 700 MHz nationwide public-safety broadband network within its borders after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed the letter of intent yesterday. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/virginia-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-system-ceremony-slated-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/virginia-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-system-ceremony-slated-today#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:41:00 +0000 51191 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T has significant incentives to ‘get it right’ for public safety via FirstNet, company official says http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-has-significant-incentives-get-it-right-public-safety-firstnet-c <div class="node-body article-body">AT&ampT has multiple financial and long-term-business reasons to provide public-safety agencies with a solution they are willing to adopt as part of the carrier’s deal to serve as FirstNet’s nationwide partner for the next 25 years, a company official said yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-has-significant-incentives-get-it-right-public-safety-firstnet-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-has-significant-incentives-get-it-right-public-safety-firstnet-c#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:02:00 +0000 51181 at http://urgentcomm.com UK public-safety LTE network targeted for completion in 2020, with LMR providing early direct-mode solution http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing- <div class="node-body article-body">First responders in the United Kingdom (UK) are slated to complete the communications transition from the Airwave TETRA system to the LTE-based Emergency Services Network (ESN) in 2020, although LMR technology likely will continue to be used when off-network voice communications are needed, according to a UK official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing-#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:23:00 +0000 51171 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC maintains possibility of 6.25 kHz mandate with denial of waiver request http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request <div class="node-body article-body">LMR radio manufacturers must continue to build subscriber radios that are capable of operating on 6.25 kHz channels—or equivalent—below 512 MHz, the FCC rules in denying a waiver request from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regional Planning Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:51:00 +0000 51161 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet officials reiterate MCPTT plans for March 2019, hope to accelerate firefighter-location solutions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-reiterate-mcptt-plans-march-2019-hope-accelerate-firefighter-locatio <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet staff present board members with a new roadmap for the organization that includes a technological commitment to support mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) technology across the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) by March 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-reiterate-mcptt-plans-march-2019-hope-accelerate-firefighter-locatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-reiterate-mcptt-plans-march-2019-hope-accelerate-firefighter-locatio#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:42:00 +0000 51151 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions’ new LTE handheld device certified by AT&T, is ‘FirstNet-ready’ http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-new-lte-handheld-device-certified-att-firstnet-ready <div class="node-body article-body">​Motorola Solutions announces the availability of the LEX F10, a durable public-safety LTE handheld device that has been certified by AT&T and is “FirstNet-ready,” supporting operation on FirstNet’s 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum and AT&T’s commercial spectrum bands, according to a Motorola Solutions official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-new-lte-handheld-device-certified-att-firstnet-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-new-lte-handheld-device-certified-att-firstnet-ready#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smartphones NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:50:00 +0000 51141 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-petya-ransomware-starting-look-cyberattack-disguise <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/28/15888632/petya-goldeneye-ransomware-cyberattack-ukraine-russia">The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-in-disguise-experts-say-petya-out-to-destroy-not-ransom/">Ransomware in disguise: Experts say Petya out to destroy, not ransom</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-petya-ransomware-starting-look-cyberattack-disguise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-petya-ransomware-starting-look-cyberattack-disguise#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:05:00 +0000 51131 at http://urgentcomm.com Michigan chooses Rivada Networks as top 'opt-out' vendor alternative to FirstNet state plan http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/michigan-chooses-rivada-networks-top-opt-out-vendor-alternative-firs <div class="node-body article-body">​An evaluation team for the state of Michigan selected Rivada Networks’ bid as the best submitted in response to a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor to construct and maintain a public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), if the state chooses to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet’s state plan. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/michigan-chooses-rivada-networks-top-opt-out-vendor-alternative-firs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/michigan-chooses-rivada-networks-top-opt-out-vendor-alternative-firs#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:07:00 +0000 51121 at http://urgentcomm.com MythBusters: A FirstNet edition http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Many things are being said about FirstNet, but not all of them are entirely accurate. Here's an attempt to clarify some potentially confusing statements that have been made about the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:43:00 +0000 51111 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec says 5G deployments could ‘scale’ in 2019, discusses importance of FirstNet rollout http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll <div class="node-body article-body">​A decision by the 3GPP standards body could accelerate the potential standards-based, commercial 5G deployments by several months, with scaled 5G rollouts for fixed and mobile happening within two years, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Installation Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:19:00 +0000 51101 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC approves order outlining criteria for review of FirstNet opt-out applications http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners unanimously approve a report and order that outlines the criteria that will be used by the agency in its interoperability review of applications by states choosing to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet and nationwide contractor AT&amp;T building the LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:41:00 +0000 51091 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b <div class="node-body video-body">Fidel Liberal, an assistant professor at the University of Basque Country in Spain, describes the planned mission-critical open platform—usable by any developer wanting to build public-safety LTE solutions—that will be established with a $1.259 million research program grant from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b#comments 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +0000 51081 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: London firefighters used drone to battle Greenfell tower blaze http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/newscan-london-firefighters-used-drone-battle-greenfell-tower-blaze <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.newsweek.com/london-grenfell-tower-fire-departments-drones-626824">London firefighters used drone to battle Greenfell tower blaze</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/health/Interactive-Medical-Drones-No-Longer-Science-Fiction.html">Interactive medical drones: No longer science fiction</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/newscan-london-firefighters-used-drone-battle-greenfell-tower-blaze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/newscan-london-firefighters-used-drone-battle-greenfell-tower-blaze#comments Fire/EMS Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:20:00 +0000 51071 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by mid-December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety organizations in certain states could begin using a prioritized FirstNet service on AT&T’s commercial network very soon, if their governors decide to accept the initial state plans delivered today by FirstNet that outline the deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:36:00 +0000 51061 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device <div class="node-body video-body">Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device#comments Subscriber Devices Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 51051 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T share more details about fees, operations as state-plan release date approaches http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials are working to finalize the fees that states and territories would pay to use the FirstNet LTE core and FirstNet’s licensed 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum in a potential opt-out scenario, but it is not certain whether these figures will be included in the state plans that could be delivered as early as next week, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:00 +0000 51041 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Cyber firms warn of malware that could cause power outages http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-cyber-firms-warn-malware-could-cause-power-outages <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-utilities-idUSKBN1931EG">Cyber firms warn of malware that could cause power outages</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fcc-idUSKBN19521D">Trump nominates Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to serve again as FCC commissioner</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-cyber-firms-warn-malware-could-cause-power-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-cyber-firms-warn-malware-could-cause-power-outages#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:12:00 +0000 51031 at http://urgentcomm.com Sonim: Jose Oscar Fajardo and Bob Escalle discuss mission-critical-voice research projects in Atlantic City, Fairfax County http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/sonim-jose-oscar-fajardo-and-bob-escalle-discuss-mission-critical-voice-research-proje <div class="node-body video-body">Nemergent CEO Jose Oscar Fajardo, left, and Bob Escalle, Sonim Technologies' vice president for the public-safety market segment, discuss plans to explore the performance of mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) over LTE as part of a research project being funded by a federal grant of almost $1.4 million from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program. Sonim Technologies is the grant recipient, and Nemergent will provide the MCPTT platform that will be tested in Atlantic City, N.J., and Fairfax County, Va. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/sonim-jose-oscar-fajardo-and-bob-escalle-discuss-mission-critical-voice-research-proje" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/sonim-jose-oscar-fajardo-and-bob-escalle-discuss-mission-critical-voice-research-proje#comments Public Safety Thu, 15 Jun 2017 02:44:00 +0000 51021 at http://urgentcomm.com Overcoming Cellular Network Survey Challenges http://urgentcomm.com/white-papers/overcoming-cellular-network-survey-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">Typically, when one thinks about a cellular network survey, it is performed by network operators either driving or walking around</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/white-papers/overcoming-cellular-network-survey-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/white-papers/overcoming-cellular-network-survey-challenges#comments White Papers Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:51:00 +0000 51011 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR awards $38.5 million in public-safety-communications research grants http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announces that $38.5 million in grants have been awarded to fund 33 research-and-development projects that are designed to help determine future possibilities in a variety of first-responder communications technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants#comments Applications Funding Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NIST/PSCR Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 51001 at http://urgentcomm.com Take advantage of these two opportunities to speak at upcoming IWCE events http://urgentcomm.com/blog/take-advantage-these-two-opportunities-speak-upcoming-iwce-events <div class="node-body blog-body">IWCE opened its Call for Speakers for both IWCE 2018 and IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/take-advantage-these-two-opportunities-speak-upcoming-iwce-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/take-advantage-these-two-opportunities-speak-upcoming-iwce-events#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +0000 50991 at http://urgentcomm.com