Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Newscan: Hawaii governor learned missile alert was false within two minutes http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-governor-learned-missile-alert-was-false-within-two-minutes <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.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/hawaii-missile-alert-time.html">Hawaii governor learned missile alert was false within two minutes</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hawaii-gov-david-ige-slow-correct-false-missile-alert-after-n840186">Hawaii governor slow to correct false missile alarm after he forgot Twitter log-in</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-governor-learned-missile-alert-was-false-within-two-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-governor-learned-missile-alert-was-false-within-two-minutes#comments Alerting Systems Public Safety State & Local Government Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:58:00 +0000 53321 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T unveils new branding for FirstNet products and services http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-unveils-new-branding-firstnet-products-and-services <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet nationwide contractor AT&amp;T launches a new visual brand that will be associated with FirstNet services and products, according to AT&amp;T and FirstNet officials. FirstNet will continue to use its existing logo to designate organizational activities, as opposed to products and services that subscribers can buy.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-unveils-new-branding-firstnet-products-and-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-unveils-new-branding-firstnet-products-and-services#comments Software Subscriber Devices Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:17:00 +0000 53311 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon preemption service ‘available’ to public-safety customers but not necessarily ‘enabled’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon has made preemptive access “available” across its network for public-safety customers and demonstrated that it works during this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in California, but the preemption functionality is being “enabled” only on a limited basis in other parts of the country, according to a Verizon spokesperson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:56:00 +0000 53301 at http://urgentcomm.com Northern Mariana Islands ‘opt-in’ decision gives FirstNet clean sweep of states and territories http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/northern-mariana-islands-opt-decision-gives-firstnet-clean-sweep-states-and-territories <div class="node-body article-body">Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 56 states and territories in the U.S. have made an “opt-in” decision.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/northern-mariana-islands-opt-decision-gives-firstnet-clean-sweep-states-and-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/northern-mariana-islands-opt-decision-gives-firstnet-clean-sweep-states-and-territories#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:00 +0000 53291 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Ovum: LTE population coverage hits 94% in North America http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-ovum-lte-population-coverage-hits-94-north-america <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://cdgportal.com/blog/index.php/2017/12/13/ovum-lte-population-coverage-hits-94-in-north-america/">Ovum: LTE population coverage hits 94% in North America</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/5930078-151/police-faulty-new-radio-system-risks-lives">Police: Faulty new radio system puts lives at risk</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-ovum-lte-population-coverage-hits-94-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-ovum-lte-population-coverage-hits-94-north-america#comments Long-Term Evolution Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:11:00 +0000 53271 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity in the U.S. reaches record-low levels in 2017, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database <div class="node-body article-body">In both the public-safety and business-industrial sectors, fewer land-mobile-radio (LMR) license applications were approved in 2017 than in any year since the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database began keeping full-year online records in 2001. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Public Safety Regional Coordination State & Local Government FCC Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:59:00 +0000 53251 at http://urgentcomm.com TRN dealer organization to cease operations, prepares to become part of EWA http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Resource Network International (TRN) board members have notified members that the dealer organization will cease operations as a separate entities, and representatives will meet this week with Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) officials to form an education-focused market council within EWA.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety State & Local Government Training EWA Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:06:00 +0000 53241 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s availability should ‘raise all boats,’ drive public-safety innovation, competition http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">If the goal is truly to provide the best communications networks and products for public safety, the focus should be on building the best solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:10:00 +0000 53231 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-wrong-button-and-caused-wave-p <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/post-nation/wp/2018/01/14/hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-the-wrong-button-and-caused-a-wave-of-panic/?utm_term=.323c4edcd922">Hawaii missile alert: How one employee &lsquo;pushed the wrong button&rsquo; and caused a wave of panic</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Investigations-Into-Missile-Scare-Intensify.html">Investigations into Hawaiian missile scare intensify</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-wrong-button-and-caused-wave-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-wrong-button-and-caused-wave-p#comments Alerting Systems Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:10:00 +0000 53221 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: CES 2018: FirstNet sees growth potential of app ecosystem, partnerships http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-ces-2018-firstnet-sees-growth-potential-app-ecosystem-partnerships <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.govtech.com/public-safety/CES-2018-FirstNet-Sees-Growth-Potential-of-App-Ecosystem-Partnerships.html">CES 2018: FirstNet sees growth potential of app ecosystem, partnerships</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sba-first-tower-company-to-confirm-receipt-firstnet-apps-from-at-t-wells-fargo">SBA first tower company to confirm receipt of FirstNet apps from AT&amp;T: Wells Fargo</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-ces-2018-firstnet-sees-growth-potential-app-ecosystem-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-ces-2018-firstnet-sees-growth-potential-app-ecosystem-partnerships#comments NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:30:00 +0000 53211 at http://urgentcomm.com With opt-in decisions in the rearview mirror, it’s time for public safety to do its homework (Part 1) http://urgentcomm.com/blog/opt-decisions-rearview-mirror-it-s-time-public-safety-do-its-homework-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">​Now that all 50 states and most territories have made their “opt-in” decisions to accept the deployment plans from FirstNet and AT&T, it is time for the real work to begin.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/opt-decisions-rearview-mirror-it-s-time-public-safety-do-its-homework-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/opt-decisions-rearview-mirror-it-s-time-public-safety-do-its-homework-part-1#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:35:00 +0000 53201 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety representatives contest recent Verizon claims about its first-responder offerings http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it <div class="node-body article-body">Recent statements attributed to Verizon in the media that the carrier’s broadband service is the only public-safety-grade LTE network and that its planned public-safety LTE core network may be interoperable with the FirstNet system “suggest things that are simply not there,” according to a presentation to the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Installation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:02:00 +0000 53191 at http://urgentcomm.com American Samoa makes FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement, leaving one territory to make decision http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/american-samoa-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-leaving-one-territory-make-decision <div class="node-body article-body">American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making American Samoa the second Pacific territory to “opt in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/american-samoa-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-leaving-one-territory-make-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/american-samoa-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-leaving-one-territory-make-decision#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:37:00 +0000 53181 at http://urgentcomm.com What just happened? A review of key factors considered during the FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decision period http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-just-happened-review-key-factors-considered-during-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision-period <div class="node-body blog-body">All states made their "opt-in" decisions for FirstNet by the Dec. 28 deadline given to governors. Although the final choices were all the same, states took many different paths and considered a wide variety of factors in making their FirstNet decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-just-happened-review-key-factors-considered-during-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-just-happened-review-key-factors-considered-during-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision-period#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:23:00 +0000 53171 at http://urgentcomm.com Mobile analytics can help public safety optimize its FirstNet usage http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage <div class="node-body blog-body">Mobile analytics have emerged as a better way to access a true picture of how first responders, mobile devices and applications are using bandwidth, allowing agencies to make smarter mobile deployment decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage#comments Analytics Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:12:00 +0000 53161 at http://urgentcomm.com Guam becomes first Pacific territory to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/guam-becomes-first-pacific-territory-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making Guam the first Pacific territory to “opt in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/guam-becomes-first-pacific-territory-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/guam-becomes-first-pacific-territory-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:33:00 +0000 53151 at http://urgentcomm.com ‘Opt-in’ decisions give public safety in all states the option of using FirstNet immediately http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/opt-decisions-give-public-safety-all-states-option-using-firstnet-im <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety agencies and personnel in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to subscribe to FirstNet broadband services from AT&amp;T after all governors facing the Dec. 28 deadline made “opt-in” decisions to accept the FirstNet deployment for their states and territories. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/opt-decisions-give-public-safety-all-states-option-using-firstnet-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/opt-decisions-give-public-safety-all-states-option-using-firstnet-im#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:32:00 +0000 53141 at http://urgentcomm.com It’s unanimous: California makes FirstNet ‘opt-in’ decision but expresses reservations http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/it-s-unanimous-california-makes-firstnet-opt-decision-expresses-reservations <div class="node-body article-body">Despite expressing some concerns, California Gov. Jerry Brown announces that he accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 50 states and three territories facing today’s deadline made an “opt-in” decision for FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/it-s-unanimous-california-makes-firstnet-opt-decision-expresses-reservations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/it-s-unanimous-california-makes-firstnet-opt-decision-expresses-reservations#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:39:00 +0000 53131 at http://urgentcomm.com All eyes on California as Florida makes FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement, New Hampshire reverses ‘opt-out’ plans http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/all-eyes-california-florida-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-new-hampshire-reverses-opt- <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce that accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of their states, meaning California is the only state that has not made an “opt-in” announcement by today’s deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/all-eyes-california-florida-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-new-hampshire-reverses-opt-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/all-eyes-california-florida-makes-firstnet-opt-announcement-new-hampshire-reverses-opt-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:43:00 +0000 53121 at http://urgentcomm.com New York becomes 47th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making New York the 47th state—not including three territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system by today’s deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-york-becomes-47th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:28:00 +0000 53111 at http://urgentcomm.com Mississippi becomes 46th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/mississippi-becomes-46th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of his state, making Mississippi the 46th state—not including three territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system by today's deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/mississippi-becomes-46th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/mississippi-becomes-46th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:11:00 +0000 53101 at http://urgentcomm.com Washington, Oregon, D.C. make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcements http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/washington-oregon-dc-make-firstnet-opt-announcements <div class="node-body article-body">Leaders for Washington, Oregon and the District of Columbia announce that they have accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T, meaning 45 states and three territories have made “opt-in” announcements just two days before the Dec. 28 deadline. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/washington-oregon-dc-make-firstnet-opt-announcements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/washington-oregon-dc-make-firstnet-opt-announcements#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:14:00 +0000 53091 at http://urgentcomm.com Governors make a flurry of FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcements on final day before holiday weekend http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/governors-make-flurry-firstnet-opt-announcements-final-day-holiday-weekend <div class="node-body article-body">Governors in four states—Massachusetts, North Dakota, Delaware and Connecticut—accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of their states, meaning 43 states and two territories have made FirstNet “opt-in” decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/governors-make-flurry-firstnet-opt-announcements-final-day-holiday-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/governors-make-flurry-firstnet-opt-announcements-final-day-holiday-weekend#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:27:00 +0000 53081 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada, Verizon question AT&T/FirstNet actions as ‘opt-in/opt-out’ deadline just a week away http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rivada-verizon-question-attfirstnet-actions-opt-inopt-out-deadline-just-week-away <div class="node-body article-body">With a Dec. 28 deadline to make FirstNet “opt-in/opt-out” decisions less than a week away, Rivada Networks is encouraging governors to pursue the “opt-out” alternative while advocating for a new 90-day decision period, and Verizon has raised questions about AT&amp;T’s motivation for building the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rivada-verizon-question-attfirstnet-actions-opt-inopt-out-deadline-just-week-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rivada-verizon-question-attfirstnet-actions-opt-inopt-out-deadline-just-week-away#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:52:00 +0000 53071 at http://urgentcomm.com Colorado deal with FirstNet does not include integration plans for Adams County public-safety LTE network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/colorado-deal-firstnet-does-not-include-integration-plans-adams-coun <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado officials have said that AT&T has committed to building 35 additional cell sites beyond those identified in the FirstNet plan for the state, but a commitment to integrate the Adams County public-safety LTE network was not part of the Colorado “opt-in” agreement, according to AT&T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/colorado-deal-firstnet-does-not-include-integration-plans-adams-coun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/colorado-deal-firstnet-does-not-include-integration-plans-adams-coun#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:17:00 +0000 53061 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE 2018 promises to be more exciting than ever http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-2018-promises-be-more-exciting-ever <div class="node-body blog-body">As we approach the new year, we’re getting closer to IWCE 2018, which will take place March 5-9, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. There are big changes this year, because the event is being conducted three weeks earlier than in 2017, and we moved the show from Las Vegas to Orlando for 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-2018-promises-be-more-exciting-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-2018-promises-be-more-exciting-ever#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:43:00 +0000 53051 at http://urgentcomm.com Military Radar Summit 2018 http://urgentcomm.com/military-radar-summit-2018 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport</span> <div class="street-address"> 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy </div> <span class="locality">Arlington</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <span class="postal-code">22202</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.848836">38° 50' 55.8096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.051565">77° 3' 5.634" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.848836+-77.051565+%282799+Jefferson+Davis+Hwy+%2C+Arlington%2C+VA%2C+22202%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://urgentcomm.com/military-radar-summit-2018#comments 38.848836 -77.051565 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:30:00 +0000 53041 at http://urgentcomm.com Rhode Island becomes 39th state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rhode-island-becomes-39th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announces that she has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of her state, making Rhode Island the 39th state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rhode-island-becomes-39th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/rhode-island-becomes-39th-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:26:00 +0000 53021 at http://urgentcomm.com PTC'18: Connecting Worlds http://urgentcomm.com/ptc18-connecting-worlds <div class="node-body event-body"><p>PTC’s annual conference is the Pacific Rim’s premier telecommunications event. The Conference provides all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what the new year will bring.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort</span> <span class="locality">Honolulu</span>, <span class="region">HI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="21.306944">21° 18' 24.9984" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-157.858333">157° 51' 29.9988" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=21.306944+-157.858333+%28%2C+Honolulu%2C+HI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>PTC&rsquo;s annual conference is the Pacific Rim&rsquo;s premier telecommunications event. The Conference provides all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what the new year will bring.<br /> <br /> PTC&rsquo;18: Connecting Worlds will be the 40th Anniversary celebration for PTC&rsquo;s annual conference, opening a new decade of connections. Experience PTC as never before. Be at the center of the ICT industry future.<br /> <br /> Register for PTC&rsquo;18 to join 7,000+ members and industry attendees in Honolulu, Hawaii from 21-24 January 2018 to share and explore the critical transformational shifts of the next four years, and the next forty years.<br /> <br /> Join PTC&rsquo;s 40th Anniversary celebration in Honolulu. <a href="https://www.ptc.org/register-for-ptc18">Register today</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ptc18-connecting-worlds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ptc18-connecting-worlds#comments 21.306944 -157.858333 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:30:00 +0000 53031 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet changes key terms of draft spectrum-lease agreement with Dec. 28 deadline approaching http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet changes terms in its draft spectrum management lease agreement (SMLA) in a manner that potentially reduce “opt-out” states’ financial liabilities significantly in the case of a failure in alternative radio access network (RAN) performance or public-safety adoption of the alternative FirstNet service.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:28:00 +0000 53011 at http://urgentcomm.com