Topics http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31061/more 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 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 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 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