Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Kari’s Law 911 legislation reintroduced in Senate, House http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-911-legislation-reintroduced-senate-house <div class="node-body article-body">Kari’s Law legislation that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises has been reintroduced in the 115th Congress, with bills being introduced again in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate during the past week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-911-legislation-reintroduced-senate-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-911-legislation-reintroduced-senate-house#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:32:00 +0000 49081 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: More than half of U.S. adults live in ‘cell-phone-only’ households http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-more-half-us-adults-live-cell-phone-only-households <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.mediapost.com/publications/article/293089/more-than-half-of-us-adults-live-in-cell-phone-.html">More than half of U.S. adults live in &lsquo;cell-phone-only&rsquo; households</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.insideradio.com/free/ajit-pai-trump-meeting-might-set-stage-for-chairmanship/article_f41c3550-dd4e-11e6-8590-775e448946ef.html">FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai expected to be named interim FCC chairman</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-more-half-us-adults-live-cell-phone-only-households" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-more-half-us-adults-live-cell-phone-only-households#comments Long-Term Evolution Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:47:00 +0000 49071 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Clearing cost plummets to about $10 billion for Stage 4 of the FCC’s incentive auction http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-clearing-cost-plummets-about-10-billion-stage-4-fcc-s-incentive-auction <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.fiercewireless.com/wireless/clearing-cost-plummets-for-stage-4-fcc-s-incentive-auction">Clearing cost plummets to about $10 billion for Stage 4 of the FCC&rsquo;s incentive auction</a></p> <p><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/lawyer-sues-chicago-police-claims-they-used-stingray-on-him/">Lawyer sues Chicago police, claims they used stingray on him</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-clearing-cost-plummets-about-10-billion-stage-4-fcc-s-incentive-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-clearing-cost-plummets-about-10-billion-stage-4-fcc-s-incentive-auction#comments Policy FCC Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:31:00 +0000 49061 at http://urgentcomm.com Airbus DS Communications readies company to evolve with fast-changing 911 market http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-readies-company-evolve-fast-changing-911-market <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus DS Communications hopes to have 60% of its public-safety answering point (PSAP) customers offering text-to-911 services during the next three years as part of a larger company initiative that is designed to help call centers migrate to next-generation 911 (NG911) technology, according to CEO Bob Freinberg.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-readies-company-evolve-fast-changing-911-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-readies-company-evolve-fast-changing-911-market#comments Analytics Dispatch Funding NG-911 Public Safety Cassidian Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:36:00 +0000 49051 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD introduces new ProTalk TK-3230DX two-way radio http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-introduces-new-protalk-tk-3230dx-two-way-radio <div class="node-body article-body">JVCKENWOOD extends their comprehensive line-up of KENWOOD ProTalk branded radios with the introduction of the new TK-3230DX portable, updating the TK-3230 with a new design and expanded features.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-introduces-new-protalk-tk-3230dx-two-way-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-introduces-new-protalk-tk-3230dx-two-way-radio#comments Kenwood Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +0000 49041 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet officials outline vision for organization’s testing operations in Colorado lab http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/firstnet-officials-outline-vision-organization-s-testing-operations-colorado-la <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s new laboratory will conduct testing to ensure that core public-safety devices, network features, capabilities and services will meet the reliability and performance requirements of first responders, although details will not be revealed until the nationwide contractor award is made, according to FirstNet officials. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/firstnet-officials-outline-vision-organization-s-testing-operations-colorado-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/firstnet-officials-outline-vision-organization-s-testing-operations-colorado-la#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:15:00 +0000 49031 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: AG nominee Sessions: U.S. needs cyber rules, so ‘price is paid’ if breached http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-ag-nominee-sessions-us-needs-cyber-rules-so-price-paid-if-breached-0 <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.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/01/sessions-us-need-cyber-rules-so-price-paid-if-breached/134481/">AG nominee Sessions: U.S. needs cyber rules, so &lsquo;price is paid&rsquo; if breached</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/01/trump-acknowledges-russian-hacking-poor-cyber-defenses/134510/">Trump acknowledges Russian hacking, points to poor defenses</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-ag-nominee-sessions-us-needs-cyber-rules-so-price-paid-if-breached-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-ag-nominee-sessions-us-needs-cyber-rules-so-price-paid-if-breached-0#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:39:00 +0000 49021 at http://urgentcomm.com What’s in store for IWCE 2017: Young professionals, birthday bash, co-located events http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-store-iwce-2017-young-professionals-birthday-bash-co-located-events <div class="node-body blog-body">Attendees at IWCE 2017 will get to experience several features, including a young-professionals contest, a birthday bash commemorating the show's 40th year, and a host of educational opportunities that can be access via myriad registration options. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-store-iwce-2017-young-professionals-birthday-bash-co-located-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-store-iwce-2017-young-professionals-birthday-bash-co-located-events#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:53:00 +0000 49001 at http://urgentcomm.com Introduction to Fiber Optics http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/introduction-fiber-optics <div class="node-body article-body">This webinar will give participants an introduction to ETA's Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications and will earn two hours of continuing education.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/introduction-fiber-optics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/introduction-fiber-optics#comments Webinars Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:00:00 +0000 48981 at http://urgentcomm.com Webinar: Introduction to Fiber Optics http://urgentcomm.com/webinar-introduction-fiber-optics <div class="node-body event-body">This webinar will give participants an introduction to ETA's Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications and will earn two hours of continuing education. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Online </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This class will give an introduction to fiber optics including the history of fiber, the manufacturing process, wave lengths and types of fiber being used today. &nbsp;We will also cover lasers, safety, installation of fiber optic cable, different connectors, loss in fiber systems and power and loss budgets.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinar-introduction-fiber-optics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinar-introduction-fiber-optics#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000 48991 at http://urgentcomm.com Uncertain delays create timing issues for states, public safety in preparation for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/blog/uncertain-delays-create-timing-issues-states-public-safety-preparation-firstnet <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet officials say they are ready to proceed, but states and first-responder agencies are awaiting the outcome of a legal proceeding to get a better understanding of the timing issues they may need to address related to the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/uncertain-delays-create-timing-issues-states-public-safety-preparation-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/uncertain-delays-create-timing-issues-states-public-safety-preparation-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:42:00 +0000 48971 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: How hackers could jam 911 emergency calls http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-how-hackers-could-jam-911-emergency-calls <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.fastcompany.com/3066975/how-hackers-could-jam-911-emergency-calls">How hackers could jam 911 emergency calls</a></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313132-dhs-designates-election-systems-as-critical-infrastructure">DHS designates election systems as &lsquo;critical infrastructure&rsquo;</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-how-hackers-could-jam-911-emergency-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-how-hackers-could-jam-911-emergency-calls#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:13:00 +0000 48961 at http://urgentcomm.com Intelligence leaders outline challenges associated with responding to foreign cyberthreats during Senate hearing http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur <div class="node-body article-body">Addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be a priority for the new administration, but the rapidly-changing cyber environment makes it difficult to assess blame for foreign-led cyberthreats and take actions that will deter future attacks, intelligence leaders and senators said today during a committee hearing on the subject. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Policy Security Security Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:39:00 +0000 48911 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama changes RFP deadline for public-safety LTE network to Jan. 31 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-changes-rfp-deadline-public-safety-lte-network-jan-31 <div class="node-body article-body">​Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) officials decide that vendors wanting to build a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) must submit proposals by Jan. 31, as opposed to the previous plan of waiting until after FirstNet announces the contractor for its nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-changes-rfp-deadline-public-safety-lte-network-jan-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-changes-rfp-deadline-public-safety-lte-network-jan-31#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000 48901 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Vermont utility finds alleged Russian malware on computer http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-vermont-utility-finds-alleged-russian-malware-computer <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.cnn.com/2016/12/30/us/grizzly-steppe-malware-burlington-electric/index.html">Vermont utility finds alleged Russian malware on computer</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-amazon-alexa-police-20161228-story.html">Can Alexa help solve a murder case? Police think so, but Amazon won&rsquo;t give up the data</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-vermont-utility-finds-alleged-russian-malware-computer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-vermont-utility-finds-alleged-russian-malware-computer#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:53:00 +0000 48891 at http://urgentcomm.com Mexico threatens suit against Rivada Networks, which cites deposition in alleging Red Compartida improprieties http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/mexico-threatens-suit-against-rivada-networks-which-cites-deposition <div class="node-body article-body">Mexican government officials threaten to sue Rivada Networks for allegations made after the company secured a consultant’s deposition that outlined several questionable actions in the development of the Red Compartida procurement, as well as a statement that the winning Altan consortium bid is “essentially a photocopy” of a supposedly confidential business plan created for the Mexican government.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/mexico-threatens-suit-against-rivada-networks-which-cites-deposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/mexico-threatens-suit-against-rivada-networks-which-cites-deposition#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:48:00 +0000 48871 at http://urgentcomm.com Airbus DS Communications remains for sale after more than two years http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/airbus-ds-communications-remains-sale-after-more-two-years <div class="node-body article-body">LMR and 911 solutions provider Airbus DS Communications remains on the selling block more than two years after its international parent firm—Airbus Group—announced plans to divest itself of Airbus DS Communications and other global public-safety-communications assets in the fall of 2014, according to a company official. <p>&ldquo;I have no update on the sale of the company,&rdquo; Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg said during an interview with <em>IWCE&rsquo;s Urgent Communications</em>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/airbus-ds-communications-remains-sale-after-more-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/airbus-ds-communications-remains-sale-after-more-two-years#comments Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Interoperability NG-911 Cassidian Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:53:00 +0000 48861 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet cybersecurity demands just one area that potential opt-out states should weigh carefully http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-cybersecurity-demands-just-one-area-potential-opt-out-states-should-weigh-carefully <div class="node-body blog-body">Many advocates of the opt-out alternative to FirstNet cite the option as a way for a state to exert greater control over the public-safety broadband network within its borders. There is no doubt that an opt-out decision would create much more work for a state, but the level of operational control may not be the kind that proponents envisioned.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-cybersecurity-demands-just-one-area-potential-opt-out-states-should-weigh-carefully" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-cybersecurity-demands-just-one-area-potential-opt-out-states-should-weigh-carefully#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:17:00 +0000 48851 at http://urgentcomm.com Arizona delays RFP submission deadline to March 30 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-delays-rfp-submission-deadline-march-30 <div class="node-body article-body">Arizona changes to March 30 the deadline for vendors to submit bids to its request for proposals to build and operate a public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) that would exist only if Arizona’s governor decides to opt out of the nationwide FirstNet buildout next year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-delays-rfp-submission-deadline-march-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-delays-rfp-submission-deadline-march-30#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:37:00 +0000 48841 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera Communications offers $92 million cash to buy Sepura http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-offers-92-million-cash-buy-sepura <div class="node-body article-body">UPDATED WITH CORRECT OFFER VALUE: China-based Hytera Communications announces that it has offered $92 million to buy Sepura, a TETRA manufacturer based in the United Kingdom (UK), in an all-cash transaction that is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017, according to the companies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-offers-92-million-cash-buy-sepura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-offers-92-million-cash-buy-sepura#comments Funding Public Safety Regulation TETRA Hytera Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:04:00 +0000 48831 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada claims Altan won Mexico's Red Compartida award ‘through improper and perhaps criminal means’ http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-claims-altan-won-mexicos-red-compartida-award-through-improper-and-perhaps-criminal-me <div class="node-body article-body">A South Carolina federal court this week cleared the path for Rivada Networks to depose Richard Keith, a South Carolina consultant whose testimony is expected to support Rivada’s allegations that the winning Altan consortium bid for the Mexico government’s Red Compartida network was prepared in violation of Mexican law. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-claims-altan-won-mexicos-red-compartida-award-through-improper-and-perhaps-criminal-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-claims-altan-won-mexicos-red-compartida-award-through-improper-and-perhaps-criminal-me#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:59:00 +0000 48821 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE turns 40 in 2017; Will you be there to help celebrate? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-turns-40-2017-will-you-be-there-help-celebrate <div class="node-body blog-body">Yes, folks, that is correct: IWCE has been around for 40 years. Boy, has it changed since the beginning of time, when it started in 1977 as the National Business Radio Conference in Denver, Colo.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-turns-40-2017-will-you-be-there-help-celebrate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-turns-40-2017-will-you-be-there-help-celebrate#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution NG-911 IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:31:00 +0000 48811 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Arkansas sheriff’s office hit by ransomware pays hackers http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-arkansas-sheriff-s-office-hit-ransomware-pays-hackers <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.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/13/arkansas-sheriffs-office-hit-by-ransomware-pays-hackers.html">Arkansas sheriff&rsquo;s office hit by ransomware pays hackers</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/politics/russia-hack-election-dnc.html">The perfect weapon: How Russian cyberpower invaded the U.S.</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-arkansas-sheriff-s-office-hit-ransomware-pays-hackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-arkansas-sheriff-s-office-hit-ransomware-pays-hackers#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:23:00 +0000 48801 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet preparing network policies for nationwide contractor, opt-out states http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s technical staff has established a draft set of network policies that will be followed throughout the United States, whether the radio access network (RAN) is deployed by FirstNet’s nationwide contractor or by opt-out states, FirstNet officials said today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:47:00 +0000 48791 at http://urgentcomm.com Potomac Spectrum Partners places TETRA order with PowerTrunk amid Hytera-Sepura uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-places-tetra-order-powertrunk-amid-hytera-sepura-uncertainty <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Spectrum Partners (PSP) orders TETRA equipment and engineering expertise for U.S. network deployments from PowerTrunk, which is awaiting word whether its parent company Sepura will be bought by fellow LMR manufacturer Hytera Communications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-places-tetra-order-powertrunk-amid-hytera-sepura-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-places-tetra-order-powertrunk-amid-hytera-sepura-uncertainty#comments Funding Interoperability Policy TETRA Hytera PowerTrunk Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:52:00 +0000 48781 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC set for possible partisan stalemate after Rosenworcel nomination fails http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-set-possible-partisan-stalemate-after-rosenworcel-nomination-fails <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.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-10/fcc-set-for-possible-partisan-stalemate-after-nomination-fails-iwjkhcch">FCC set for possible partisan stalemate after Rosenworcel nomination fails</a></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/309918-senate-fails-to-confirm-fcc-commissioner-after-years-long-battle">FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will have to step down after Senate fails to confirm her after lengthy battle</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-set-possible-partisan-stalemate-after-rosenworcel-nomination-fails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-set-possible-partisan-stalemate-after-rosenworcel-nomination-fails#comments FCC Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:05:00 +0000 48771 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera Communications gets another week to consider bid for Sepura http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-gets-another-week-consider-bid-sepura <div class="node-body article-body">China-based Hytera Communications receives its second weeklong extension to contemplate a possible offer for United Kingdom (UK)-based LMR manufacturer Sepura, The new deadline is Dec. 16. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-gets-another-week-consider-bid-sepura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-gets-another-week-consider-bid-sepura#comments DMR TETRA Hytera PowerTrunk Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:32:00 +0000 48761 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions acquires Cyfas Systems assets geared for European emergency call centers http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-acquires-cyfas-systems-assets-geared-european-emergency-call-c <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces its purchase of the Mobile Assets Communications Systems (MACS) and related Integrated Communications Control System (ICCS) products from United Kingdom-based holding company Cyfas Systems that are expected to help European emergency-call centers transition to next-generation platforms.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-acquires-cyfas-systems-assets-geared-european-emergency-call-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-acquires-cyfas-systems-assets-geared-european-emergency-call-c#comments Dispatch NG-911 Public Safety TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:05:00 +0000 48751 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR announces $30 million program for research initiatives in six areas, including mission-critical voice http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-announces-30-million-program-research-initiatives-six-areas-including-mission-critical <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announces a federal funding opportunity (FFO) that will provide a maximum of $30 million to fund research projects designed to accelerate innovation in six key technology areas, including mission-critical voice, public-safety analytics and resilient systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-announces-30-million-program-research-initiatives-six-areas-including-mission-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-announces-30-million-program-research-initiatives-six-areas-including-mission-critical#comments Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:28:00 +0000 48741 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Sprint owner SoftBank says it will invest $50 billion in U.S. under Trump, create 50,000 new jobs http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-sprint-owner-softbank-says-it-will-invest-50-billion-us-under-trump-create-50000-new <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.theverge.com/2016/12/6/13857420/softbank-trump-50-billion-investment-50k-jobs-united-states">Sprint owner SoftBank says it will invest $50 billion in U.S. under Trump, create 50,000 new jobs</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20161208/europe/ericsson-reorg-set-to-cut-1600-jobs-by-year-end-accelerate-costs-tag2">Ericsson reorg set to cut 1,600 jobs by year end, accelerate costs</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-sprint-owner-softbank-says-it-will-invest-50-billion-us-under-trump-create-50000-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-sprint-owner-softbank-says-it-will-invest-50-billion-us-under-trump-create-50000-new#comments Funding Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:35:00 +0000 48731 at http://urgentcomm.com