Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en AT&T is apparent selection to build FirstNet, as Rivada Mercury files protest over elimination from bid http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-apparent-selection-build-firstnet-rivada-mercury-files-protest-o <div class="node-body article-body">Rivada Mercury is protesting its elimination from consideration to become FirstNet’s contractor to build and operate the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN)—an action that points to AT&T as the selected bidder, although court documents indicate that the award likely will be delayed until at least March. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-apparent-selection-build-firstnet-rivada-mercury-files-protest-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-apparent-selection-build-firstnet-rivada-mercury-files-protest-o#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 +0000 48671 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) selected as chairman of powerful House Commerce Committee http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/newscan-rep-greg-walden-r-ore-selected-chairman-powerful-house-commerce-committee <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/308325-walden-to-head-powerful-energy-and-commerce-committee">Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) selected as chairman of powerful House Commerce Committee</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20161129/policy/next-phase-forward-bidding-fcc-600-mhz-incentive-auction-set-dec-5-tag2">Next phase of forward bidding in 600 MHz incentive auction set for Dec. 5</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/newscan-rep-greg-walden-r-ore-selected-chairman-powerful-house-commerce-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/newscan-rep-greg-walden-r-ore-selected-chairman-powerful-house-commerce-committee#comments Legislation Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:34:00 +0000 48661 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC slowdown could leave 900 MHz proceeding in limbo until next year http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/fcc-slowdown-could-leave-900-mhz-proceeding-limbo-until-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">It is unclear whether a request from Republicans that the FCC not tackle controversial subjects until the administration led by President-elect Donald Trump takes office will prevent the agency from taking action on the 900 MHz private broadband proposal, but it is a possibility, according to an official with the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/fcc-slowdown-could-leave-900-mhz-proceeding-limbo-until-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/fcc-slowdown-could-leave-900-mhz-proceeding-limbo-until-next-year#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Regulation EWA FCC Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:21:00 +0000 48651 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera gets one-week extension to continue acquisition talks for Sepura http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-gets-one-week-extension-continue-acquisition-talks-sepura <div class="node-body article-body">British regulators grant China-based Hytera Communications at least one additional week—until next Friday, Dec. 9—to announce whether it will make an offer to buy United Kingdom (UK)-based LMR manufacturer Sepura, according to a Sepura statement.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-gets-one-week-extension-continue-acquisition-talks-sepura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-gets-one-week-extension-continue-acquisition-talks-sepura#comments Hytera PowerTrunk Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:57:00 +0000 48641 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR will have role for the foreseeable future, should be integrated with broadband, panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-will-have-role-foreseeable-future-should-be-integrated-broadband-panelists-say <div class="node-body article-body">Land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems will continue to be used for the foreseeable future, but the LMR industry will need to adapt its offerings to a new communications landscape that includes broadband technologies like LTE, according to speakers participating on a recent panel exploring the subject. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-will-have-role-foreseeable-future-should-be-integrated-broadband-panelists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-will-have-role-foreseeable-future-should-be-integrated-broadband-panelists-say#comments Land-Mobile Radio Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:39:00 +0000 48631 at http://urgentcomm.com Congress needs to step up and champion next-generation 911 (NG911) http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-step-and-champion-next-generation-911-ng911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Next-generation 911 (NG911) needs to be implemented soon, particularly as the nationwide broadband network for first responders is deployed. To make that happen, Congress likely will have take action to provide funding, as lawmakers did with the establishment of FirstNet five years ago.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-step-and-champion-next-generation-911-ng911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-step-and-champion-next-generation-911-ng911#comments Cybersecurity Funding Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NENA View from the Top Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:21:00 +0000 48621 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: San Francisco’s light-rail system was held hostage by hackers http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-san-francisco-s-light-rail-system-was-held-hostage-hackers <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.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/11/28/san-franciscos-light-rail-system-was-held-hostage-by-hackers/">San Francisco&rsquo;s light-rail system was held hostage by hackers</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.recode.net/2016/11/27/13758092/muni-san-francisco-hack-free-fare">Hackers took down the computer system for San Francisco&rsquo;s Muni metro line</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-san-francisco-s-light-rail-system-was-held-hostage-hackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-san-francisco-s-light-rail-system-was-held-hostage-hackers#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:01:00 +0000 48611 at http://urgentcomm.com 10 questions people want answered when FirstNet names its contractor http://urgentcomm.com/blog/10-questions-people-want-answered-when-firstnet-names-its-contractor <div class="node-body blog-body">While the critical-communications industry anxiously awaits FirstNet's unveiling of the contractor that will build its nationwide public-safety broadband network, here are some key questions that interested parties hope will be addressed when the announcement is made.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/10-questions-people-want-answered-when-firstnet-names-its-contractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/10-questions-people-want-answered-when-firstnet-names-its-contractor#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:48:00 +0000 48601 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: DHS: Arizona teenager’s malware disrupted 911 call centers in 12 states http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-dhs-arizona-teenager-s-malware-disrupted-911-call-centers-12-states <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://statescoop.com/dhs-teenagers-malware-disrupted-911-call-centers-in-12-states">DHS: Arizona teenager&rsquo;s malware disrupted 911 call centers in 12 states</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.multichannel.com/news/fcc/wheeler-pulls-votes-bds-other-items/409145">Wheeler pulls FCC vote on business data services, other items</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-dhs-arizona-teenager-s-malware-disrupted-911-call-centers-12-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-dhs-arizona-teenager-s-malware-disrupted-911-call-centers-12-states#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity NG-911 PSAP Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:48:00 +0000 48591 at http://urgentcomm.com Arizona changes RFP submission date to Dec. 29, waiting for FirstNet contractor announcement http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-changes-rfp-submission-date-dec-29-waiting-firstnet-contract <div class="node-body article-body">The state of Arizona alters to Dec. 29 the deadline for vendors to submit bids to its request for proposals (RFP) to build and operate a public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), if Arizona’s governor chooses to pursue the FirstNet opt-out alternative next year, according to a state official. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-changes-rfp-submission-date-dec-29-waiting-firstnet-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-changes-rfp-submission-date-dec-29-waiting-firstnet-contract#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:50:00 +0000 48581 at http://urgentcomm.com Mexico awards Red Compartida wholesale broadband deal to Altan group; Rivada Networks disputes decision http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/mexico-awards-red-compartida-wholesale-broadband-deal-altan-group-rivada-network <div class="node-body article-body">Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport awards its much-anticipated Red Compartida 20-year wholesale wireless broadband procurement to the Altan consortium that was the only remaining bidder after last week’s disqualification of Rivada Networks, which is contesting the ruling.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/mexico-awards-red-compartida-wholesale-broadband-deal-altan-group-rivada-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/mexico-awards-red-compartida-wholesale-broadband-deal-altan-group-rivada-network#comments Long-Term Evolution Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:44:00 +0000 48571 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC abides by Republicans’ request, deletes everything from meeting agenda http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-abides-republicans-request-deletes-everything-meeting-agenda <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/11/fcc-surrenders-to-republicans-deletes-everything-from-meeting-agenda/">FCC abides by Republicans&rsquo; request, deletes everything from meeting agenda</a></p> <p><a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-fcc-idINKBN13B2M1">FCC drops planned reform of business-data-services (BDS) market</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-abides-republicans-request-deletes-everything-meeting-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-abides-republicans-request-deletes-everything-meeting-agenda#comments FCC Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:36:00 +0000 48551 at http://urgentcomm.com New VC, Responder Ventures, launches investments to focus on public-safety technology innovation http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/new-vc-responder-ventures-launches-investments-focus-public-safety-technology-innovati <div class="node-body article-body">Responder Ventures, LLC announces the formal launch of its industry-leading venture capital firm dedicated to investing in innovative products and solutions for the public safety sector.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/new-vc-responder-ventures-launches-investments-focus-public-safety-technology-innovati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/new-vc-responder-ventures-launches-investments-focus-public-safety-technology-innovati#comments Public Safety Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:30:00 +0000 48541 at http://urgentcomm.com California releases RFI for statewide public-safety LTE system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-releases-rfi-statewide-public-safety-lte-system <div class="node-body article-body">California issues a request for information (RFI) in hopes of attracting proposals from bidders interested in building and operating a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), if California decides to pursue the opt-out alternative to FirstNet’s nationwide deployment plan for the state.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-releases-rfi-statewide-public-safety-lte-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-releases-rfi-statewide-public-safety-lte-system#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:03:00 +0000 48531 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE 2017 conference will provide comprehensive critical-communications educational offerings http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-2017-conference-will-provide-comprehensive-critical-communications-educational-offerings <div class="node-body blog-body">Believe it or not, IWCE 2017 in March is not that far away. Check out the robust educational and conference opportunities that will be available to show attendees.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-2017-conference-will-provide-comprehensive-critical-communications-educational-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-2017-conference-will-provide-comprehensive-critical-communications-educational-offerings#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity NG-911 P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Training IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:16:00 +0000 48521 at http://urgentcomm.com The evidence is clear: Body-worn cameras should be on the radar screen of every law-enforcement agency http://urgentcomm.com/blog/evidence-clear-body-worn-cameras-should-be-radar-screen-every-law-enforcement-agency <div class="node-body blog-body">It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words; if so, then video is worth tens of thousands words. Despite this, deploying body-worn cameras on officer is not a simple decision.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/evidence-clear-body-worn-cameras-should-be-radar-screen-every-law-enforcement-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/evidence-clear-body-worn-cameras-should-be-radar-screen-every-law-enforcement-agency#comments Policy Public Safety Training Video Surveillance Video View from the Top Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +0000 48511 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera considering bid for Sepura http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-considering-bid-sepura <div class="node-body article-body">Land-mobile-radio (LMR) equipment provider Hytera Communications recently confirmed that it is considering a bid for Sepura, which last year purchased Teltronic—a company that does business in the United States as PowerTrunk, the leading TETRA solution provider in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-considering-bid-sepura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-considering-bid-sepura#comments DMR Regulation TETRA Hytera PowerTrunk Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:27:00 +0000 48501 at http://urgentcomm.com How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Federal Government/Military Policy Public Security View from the Top Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:00 +0000 48481 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet announces opening of laboratory to test public-safety solutions http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/firstnet-announces-opening-laboratory-test-public-safety-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials announce the opening of the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab at the organization’s technical headquarters in Boulder, Colo., where equipment and other solutions can be tested and evaluated before being deployed on the nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/firstnet-announces-opening-laboratory-test-public-safety-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/firstnet-announces-opening-laboratory-test-public-safety-solutions#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:54:00 +0000 48471 at http://urgentcomm.com Potomac Spectrum Partners: Bruce Scapier outlines how TASSTA enables interoperable LMR, smartphone nets http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/potomac-spectrum-partners-bruce-scapier-outlines-how-tassta-enables-interoperable-l <div class="node-body video-body">Bruce Scapier, president and managing member of Potomac Spectrum Partners, explains how the interoperability solution from partner TASSTA will be leveraged to make the company's proposed TETRA system beneficial to non-TETRA users in the United States, including those who have other LMR devices and smartphones. TASSTA is one of three integral partners in the Potomac Spectrum Partners initiative, with the others being TETRA technology partner PowerTrunk and Space Data, which deploys near-space balloons that act as "towers in the sky" to maximize the coverage footprint. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/potomac-spectrum-partners-bruce-scapier-outlines-how-tassta-enables-interoperable-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/potomac-spectrum-partners-bruce-scapier-outlines-how-tassta-enables-interoperable-l#comments Critical Infrastructure Interoperability System Design TETRA Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:38:00 +0000 48461 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: IoT devices can be used to hack phones http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-iot-devices-can-be-used-hack-phones <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.networkworld.com/article/3138050/internet-of-things/black-hat-europe-iot-devices-can-hack-phones.html">BlackHat Europe: IoT devices can be used to hack phones</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/technology/the-risk-to-civil-liberties-of-fighting-crime-with-big-data.html">The risk to civil liberties associated with fighting crime with Big Data</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-iot-devices-can-be-used-hack-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-iot-devices-can-be-used-hack-phones#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:44:00 +0000 48451 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada Networks sues to contest bid disqualification in Mexico, alleges procurement-related robbery http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-networks-sues-contest-bid-disqualification-mexico-alleges-procurement-related-robbery <div class="node-body article-body">Rivada Networks files suit in a Mexican federal court in an attempt to have its Red Compartida bid—a proposal to build and operate a nationwide 700 MHz wholesale LTE network in Mexico—evaluated after Mexico’s government disqualified Rivada for failing to provide a bid bond for the project by the bid deadline, according to a company spokesman.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-networks-sues-contest-bid-disqualification-mexico-alleges-procurement-related-robbery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-networks-sues-contest-bid-disqualification-mexico-alleges-procurement-related-robbery#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:02:00 +0000 48441 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada’s Ganley calls on FirstNet to share revenues with states, provide free service to public safety http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-s-ganley-calls-firstnet-share-revenues-states-provide-free-se <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet should change its legal stance to allow state to share surplus revenues and provide public safety with a free-service package to make the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) successful, Rivada Networks co-CEO Declan Ganley said during a public session this week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-s-ganley-calls-firstnet-share-revenues-states-provide-free-se" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-s-ganley-calls-firstnet-share-revenues-states-provide-free-se#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 48431 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris: Michelle Johnson describes work being done at company's LTE Center of Excellence http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-michelle-johnson-describes-work-being-done-companys-lte-center-excellence <div class="node-body video-body">Michelle Johnson, director of LTE products and strategic partnerships for Harris, highlights the research-and-development work being conducted at the company’s LTE Center of Excellence during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the Critical LTE Communications Forum in Chicago.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-michelle-johnson-describes-work-being-done-companys-lte-center-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-michelle-johnson-describes-work-being-done-companys-lte-center-excellence#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Harris Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:28:00 +0000 48421 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet will follow federal procurement rules, but delays in the process will not be allowed, CEO Poth says http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-will-follow-federal-procurement-rules-delays-process-will-not-be-allowed-ceo-p <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet will not cut procedural corners or accept unnecessary delays as it enters the final stages of the procurement to select a contractor that will be tasked to build and maintain a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) for the next 25 years, FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said yesterday. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-will-follow-federal-procurement-rules-delays-process-will-not-be-allowed-ceo-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-will-follow-federal-procurement-rules-delays-process-will-not-be-allowed-ceo-p#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:23:00 +0000 48411 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera: Andy Zhao outlines company's technology roadmap for LTE, other next-generation products http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-andy-zhao-outlines-companys-technology-roadmap-lte-other-next-generation-products <div class="node-body video-body">Hytera President Andy Zhao unveils the company's plans to introduce LTE-DMR and LTE-TETRA user devices next spring and LTE infrastructure equipment later in 2017. In addition, Hytera's technology roadmap calls for the company to develop solutions to serve the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market, Zhao told IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during IWCE's Critical LTE Communications Forum in Chicago. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-andy-zhao-outlines-companys-technology-roadmap-lte-other-next-generation-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-andy-zhao-outlines-companys-technology-roadmap-lte-other-next-generation-products#comments Long-Term Evolution DMR Machine-to-Machine TETRA Hytera Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:18:00 +0000 48401 at http://urgentcomm.com What could go wrong? Here are some sources of potential unwanted delays in FirstNet deployment http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-could-go-wrong-here-are-some-sources-potential-unwanted-delays-firstnet-deployment <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet's procurement includes an aggressive phased deployment plan throughout the United States. But there are several potential scenarios that could create unwanted delays.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-could-go-wrong-here-are-some-sources-potential-unwanted-delays-firstnet-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-could-go-wrong-here-are-some-sources-potential-unwanted-delays-firstnet-deployment#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:09:00 +0000 48391 at http://urgentcomm.com Arizona changes deadline for public-safety LTE proposals to Nov. 30 http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/arizona-changes-deadline-public-safety-lte-proposals-nov-30 <div class="node-body article-body">Arizona postpones until Nov. 30 the deadline for vendors to submit bids for the state’s request for proposals (RFP) to build a public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), and another postponement is a “very good possibility,” if FirstNet has not announced its nationwide award by late November, according to a state official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/arizona-changes-deadline-public-safety-lte-proposals-nov-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/arizona-changes-deadline-public-safety-lte-proposals-nov-30#comments Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:02:00 +0000 48381 at http://urgentcomm.com Redline Communications: Smart City Wireless Connectivity http://urgentcomm.com/white-papers/redline-communications-smart-city-wireless-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Smart meter technology provides utilities with significant operational and customer service benefits. In 2014, Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) began deploying an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/white-papers/redline-communications-smart-city-wireless-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/white-papers/redline-communications-smart-city-wireless-connectivity#comments White Papers Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:06:00 +0000 48361 at http://urgentcomm.com Morgan O'Brien reflects on dismissed bid for nationwide FirstNet contract, potential for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/blog/morgan-obrien-reflects-dismissed-bid-nationwide-firstnet-contract-potential-public-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Morgan O'Brien, the co-founder of Nextel Communications who proposed the notion of a nationwide public-safety broadband network a decade ago, explains the processes involved in the development of a proposal by Code3 Broadband—a consortium led by pdvWireless, of which O'Brien is vice chairman—for FirstNet that was removed from consideration two weeks ago.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/morgan-obrien-reflects-dismissed-bid-nationwide-firstnet-contract-potential-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/morgan-obrien-reflects-dismissed-bid-nationwide-firstnet-contract-potential-public-safety#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:01:00 +0000 48371 at http://urgentcomm.com