Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml/favicon.ico en AT&T issues statement in response to Verizon’s public-safety proposal http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-issues-statement-response-verizon-s-public-safety-proposal <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet nationwide contractor AT&amp;T issues a statement in response to Verizon’s announcement that it will build a dedicated public-safety LTE core for its first-responder customers in 2018, as well as provide public safety with prioritized—and eventually preemptive—access across its network beginning this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-issues-statement-response-verizon-s-public-safety-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-issues-statement-response-verizon-s-public-safety-proposal#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:09:00 +0000 51611 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas becomes 13th state to make ‘opt-in’ decision for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Kansas the 13th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:57:00 +0000 51601 at http://urgentcomm.com Mutualink: Joe Boucher demonstrates PTT interoperability http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-ptt-interoperability <div class="node-body video-body">Mutualink CTO Joe Boucher demonstrates how his company's platform can enable push-to-talk interoperability between disparate LMR, push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) and a new mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) solutions. Boucher spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the APCO 2017 show in Denver.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-ptt-interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-ptt-interoperability#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Applications Interoperability Public Safety APCO Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:05:00 +0000 51591 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Anatoly Delm discusses PSX App Suite http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-discusses-psx-app-suite <div class="node-body video-body">Anatoly Delm, Motorola Solutions’ director of global infrastructure marketing, highlights the capabilities of the company's new PSX App Suite that is designed to enhance information sharing between integrated public-safety applications. Delm spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the APCO 2017 event in Denver.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-discusses-psx-app-suite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-discusses-psx-app-suite#comments Motorola Solutions Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:49:00 +0000 51581 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon commits to building dedicated public-safety LTE core network in 2018 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-commits-building-dedicated-public-safety-lte-core-network-20 <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon will build a dedicated public-safety LTE core network next year that will be designed to provide public-safety customers with a viable option to the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being developed by AT&T, according to a Verizon executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-commits-building-dedicated-public-safety-lte-core-network-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-commits-building-dedicated-public-safety-lte-core-network-20#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:59:00 +0000 51571 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO announces APCO Intellicom software, powered by IBM Watson technologies http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-announces-apco-intellicom-software-powered-ibm-watson-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) announces APCO Intellicom, new guide-card software that will leverage IBM Watson Speech-to-Text and IBM Watson Analytics technologies to enhance 911 quality-assurance efforts within public-safety answering points (PSAPs).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-announces-apco-intellicom-software-powered-ibm-watson-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-announces-apco-intellicom-software-powered-ibm-watson-technologies#comments APCO Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:54:00 +0000 51561 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAP personnel to receive priority, preemptive access on FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Dispatchers, call-takers and other personnel working in public-safety answering points will have priority access immediately to FirstNet—and preemptive access by the end of the year—FirstNet officials announce during the APCO 2017 show. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:03:00 +0000 51551 at http://urgentcomm.com Arizona becomes second state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet after issuing RFP for alternative RAN http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-becomes-second-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp-alternat <div class="node-body article-body">​Arizona accepts the FirstNet deployment plan to build the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) within its borders, making it the 12th state to “opt-in” and just the second state to make the decision after previously issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to build an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-becomes-second-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp-alternat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/arizona-becomes-second-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp-alternat#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:00 +0000 51541 at http://urgentcomm.com BuildingDNA: Joe Hernandez demonstrates how company's in-building intelligence solution benefits public safety, enterprises http://urgentcomm.com/tracking-monitoring-control/buildingdna-joe-hernandez-demonstrates-how-companys-building-intelligenc <div class="node-body video-body">BuildingDNA CEO Joe Hernandez demonstrates the company's smart-building solution that can leverage intrabuilding-visual-awareness (IVA) technology to deliver relevant data about personnel and equipment assets inside and outside a building structure to enhance public safety's situational awareness when an incident occurs. The solution also is used on a daily basis to help personnel identify potential maintenance needs within a building. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tracking-monitoring-control/buildingdna-joe-hernandez-demonstrates-how-companys-building-intelligenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tracking-monitoring-control/buildingdna-joe-hernandez-demonstrates-how-companys-building-intelligenc#comments In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Tracking, Monitoring & Control Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:13:00 +0000 51531 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions to display integrated software suite, LMR-LTE interop solution during APCO 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-display-integrated-software-suite-lmr-lte-interop-solution-dur <div class="node-body article-body">DENVER—Motorola Solutions this week will showcase new solutions designed to address myriad public-safety issues during the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2017 show, according to the company. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-display-integrated-software-suite-lmr-lte-interop-solution-dur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-display-integrated-software-suite-lmr-lte-interop-solution-dur#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Motorola Solutions Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:48:00 +0000 51521 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon exec to public safety: ‘We’re here to stay’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-public-safety-we-re-here-stay <div class="node-body article-body">Amid the considerable attention surrounding FirstNet and AT&T’s effort to build a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), Verizon is working ensure that first-responders agencies know that the telecom giant still plans to serve them, according to an executive with the telecom giant. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-public-safety-we-re-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-public-safety-we-re-here-stay#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:33:00 +0000 51511 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada co-CEO Ganley says more RFPs are coming, but claim that ‘opt-in’ decisions are not binding is disputed http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a <div class="node-body article-body">Commissions in the state of Mississippi and Vermont have voted to initiate requests for proposals (RFPs) for an alternative LTE radio access network (RAN) as a potential option to their FirstNet state plans, according to Rivada Networks co-CEO Declan Ganley. Ganley also said that announced ‘opt-in’ decisions by governors are not binding—a statement that was disputed by FirstNet and its nationwide contractor, AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-co-ceo-ganley-says-more-rfps-are-coming-claim-opt-decisions-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:31:00 +0000 51501 at http://urgentcomm.com What to expect at APCO 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's APCO conference marks a turning point, as attendees arrive for the first time with FirstNet as an operational network in parts of the U.S. Here is one analyst's take on what we are likely to see—and not see—at APCO 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-expect-apco-2017#comments Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government APCO NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:35:00 +0000 51491 at http://urgentcomm.com North Carolina issues RFP to select vendor to build LTE network in a FirstNet ‘opt-out’ scenario http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o <div class="node-body article-body">​North Carolina yesterday released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking vendors willing to build and maintain a public-safety LTE network in the state, if the North Carolina 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/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/north-carolina-issues-rfp-select-vendor-build-lte-network-firstnet-o#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:00 +0000 51481 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet reviewing state-plan comments, remains on schedule for ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">​​All states and territories have submitted formal or informal comments about their initial state plans to FirstNet, which expects to respond to the comments and integrate the input in final state plans that are slated to be distributed to governors in mid-September, according to a FirstNet official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reviewing-state-plan-comments-remains-schedule-opt-inopt-out-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:56:00 +0000 51451 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR demand in North America remains strong, Motorola Solutions CEO says http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems in North America “if anything, continues to go up,” despite media reports of declining LMR licensing activity in the United States, Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown says during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:22:00 +0000 51441 at http://urgentcomm.com Montana becomes 11th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/montana-becomes-11th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp:T on behalf of his state, making Montana the 11th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/montana-becomes-11th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/montana-becomes-11th-state-opt-firstnet#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:54:00 +0000 51431 at http://urgentcomm.com U.S. Senate passes ‘Kari’s Law’ legislation by unanimous consent http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent <div class="node-body article-body">United States senators approve “Kari’s Law” legislation—requiring the ability to direct-dial 911 on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent, greatly improving the potential for the bill to become law later this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent#comments Dispatch Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:14:00 +0000 51421 at http://urgentcomm.com Maine becomes 10th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/maine-becomes-10th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Maine Gov. Paul LePage announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of his state, making Maine the 10th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/maine-becomes-10th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/maine-becomes-10th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 04 Aug 2017 22:53:00 +0000 51411 at http://urgentcomm.com Michigan becomes first state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet after issuing an RFP http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/michigan-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp <div class="node-body article-body">​Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs a letter accepting the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T. The action makes Michigan the ninth state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system—and the first among the states that issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor partner under a potential “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/michigan-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/michigan-becomes-first-state-opt-firstnet-after-issuing-rfp#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:41:00 +0000 51401 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Public Safety Advocate: A T-Band call to action http://urgentcomm.com/t-band/newscan-public-safety-advocate-t-band-call-action <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://allthingsfirstnet.com/public-safety-advocate-a-t-band-call-to-action/">Public Safety Advocate: A T-Band call to action</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170803/business/backhaul-firm-dragonwave-enters-receivership-tag17">Unable to pay creditors, Dragonwave enters receivership</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/t-band/newscan-public-safety-advocate-t-band-call-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/t-band/newscan-public-safety-advocate-t-band-call-action#comments T-Band Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:38:00 +0000 51391 at http://urgentcomm.com Rural transit agency makes transition from LMR to push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution http://urgentcomm.com/fleet/rural-transit-agency-makes-transition-lmr-push-talk-over-cellular-poc-solution <div class="node-body article-body">​A transit system providing bus service to a largely rural territory covering seven counties in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska expects to save about $30,000 per year after replacing its aging LMR system with a push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution—a communications trend that is gathering momentum throughout the enterprise sector.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fleet/rural-transit-agency-makes-transition-lmr-push-talk-over-cellular-poc-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fleet/rural-transit-agency-makes-transition-lmr-push-talk-over-cellular-poc-solution#comments Land-Mobile Radio Fleet Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:09:00 +0000 51381 at http://urgentcomm.com The power of visualization technology for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/blog/power-visualization-technology-public-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Humans process visual communications significantly faster than text. In a public-safety environment, where seconds of reaction time are critical, leveraging visual communications effectively promises to have a huge impact on first responders and the citizens they protect.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/power-visualization-technology-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/power-visualization-technology-public-safety#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Asset-Tracking CAD Personnel Tracking Public Safety View from the Top Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:51:00 +0000 51371 at http://urgentcomm.com New Mexico becomes eighth state to ‘opt in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-mexico-becomes-eighth-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making New Mexico the eighth state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-mexico-becomes-eighth-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-mexico-becomes-eighth-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:18:00 +0000 51361 at http://urgentcomm.com U.S. Virgin Islands becomes first territory to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/us-virgin-islands-becomes-first-territory-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making the group of Caribbean islands the first territory to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/us-virgin-islands-becomes-first-territory-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/us-virgin-islands-becomes-first-territory-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +0000 51351 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions inks deal to buy Airbus DS Communications http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-inks-deal-buy-airbus-ds-communications <div class="node-body article-body">​Motorola Solutions announces plans to bolster its 911 portfolio and next-generation 911 plans by purchasing the North American assets of Airbus DS Communications—notably, its industry-leading VESTA platform—in a deal that is expected to close by the end of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-inks-deal-buy-airbus-ds-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-inks-deal-buy-airbus-ds-communications#comments Motorola Solutions Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:33:00 +0000 51341 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Users report incredibly scary 911 bug in new OnePlus 5 cell phone http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-users-report-incredibly-scary-911-bug-new-oneplus-5-cell-phone <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://gizmodo.com/users-report-incredibly-scary-oneplus-5-911-bug-1797013967">Users report incredibly scary 911 bug in new OnePlus 5 cell phone</a></p> <p><a href="https://vtdigger.org/2017/07/20/vermont-will-shop-around-public-safety-telecom-technology/">Vermont will shop around for public-safety telecom technology</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20170720/NEWS07/170719177">New Hampshire prepares to sign on to first-responder broadband</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-users-report-incredibly-scary-911-bug-new-oneplus-5-cell-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-users-report-incredibly-scary-911-bug-new-oneplus-5-cell-phone#comments Cybersecurity Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:34:00 +0000 51331 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity at all-time low levels, according to FCC’s online database http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for spectrum to support U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) networks is at its lowest level since 2001, with the number of license approvals projected to drop by more than 50% since the 2013 narrowbanding deadline and by more than 40% during the past two years, according to statistics from the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) online database. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Rebanding EWA FCC Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:16:00 +0000 51321 at http://urgentcomm.com West Virginia becomes seventh state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/west-virginia-becomes-seventh-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announces that his state accepts the FirstNet deployment plan for the state, which is the seventh to “opt-in” to the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/west-virginia-becomes-seventh-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/west-virginia-becomes-seventh-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:46:00 +0000 51311 at http://urgentcomm.com New Jersey becomes sixth state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-jersey-becomes-sixth-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces that his state will “opt-in” and become the sixth state to accept the FirstNet plan for deploying the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) that will be built by AT&amp;T, FirstNet’s nationwide contractor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-jersey-becomes-sixth-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-jersey-becomes-sixth-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:19:00 +0000 51301 at http://urgentcomm.com