Narrowbanding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31081/more en 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 FCC maintains possibility of 6.25 kHz mandate with denial of waiver request http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request <div class="node-body article-body">LMR radio manufacturers must continue to build subscriber radios that are capable of operating on 6.25 kHz channels—or equivalent—below 512 MHz, the FCC rules in denying a waiver request from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regional Planning Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:51:00 +0000 51161 at http://urgentcomm.com T-Band mandate should not be a problem for public-safety agencies, Dowd says http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/t-band-mandate-should-not-be-problem-public-safety-agencies-dowd-says <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety agencies with LMR networks operating on T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz) should not be “overly concerned” about relocating their systems, even though current law requires them to vacate the airwaves in about seven years, according to Charles Dowd, former deputy chief for the New York City police department (NYPD). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/t-band-mandate-should-not-be-problem-public-safety-agencies-dowd-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/t-band-mandate-should-not-be-problem-public-safety-agencies-dowd-says#comments Narrowbanding Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:48:00 +0000 43941 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC official addresses T-Band issue during hearing before Congress http://urgentcomm.com/policy/fcc-official-addresses-t-band-issue-during-hearing-congress <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety agencies depending on LMR communications systems operating on T-Band spectrum should experience “no loss of service—no loss of continuity” as a result of a federal mandate that requires public-safety licensees to clear the airwaves in five years, an FCC official said in testimony before Congress.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/fcc-official-addresses-t-band-issue-during-hearing-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/fcc-official-addresses-t-band-issue-during-hearing-congress#comments Land-Mobile Radio 3GPP Funding Narrowbanding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:34:00 +0000 42571 at http://urgentcomm.com Black & Veatch bids more than $3 million to buy RCC Consultants assets out of bankruptcy as early as this week http://urgentcomm.com/funding/black-veatch-bids-more-3-million-buy-rcc-consultants-assets-out-bankruptcy-early-week <div class="node-body article-body">A key point in RCC Consultants’ bankruptcy saga could be determined this week, when the consulting firm’s business and assets could be bought by Black & Veatch (B&V) for a purchase price between $3.1 million and $3.5 million, according to a motion filed by RCC Consultants in its bankruptcy court.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/black-veatch-bids-more-3-million-buy-rcc-consultants-assets-out-bankruptcy-early-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/black-veatch-bids-more-3-million-buy-rcc-consultants-assets-out-bankruptcy-early-week#comments Critical Infrastructure Funding Narrowbanding Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Engineering Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:11:00 +0000 37361 at http://urgentcomm.com Steve Devine: Lack of 700 MHz narrowbanding decision leaves agencies in limbo http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/steve-devine-lack-700-mhz-narrowbanding-decision-leaves-agencies-limbo <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Steve Devine, assistant director for the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperability Network (MOSWIN), outlines the problems facing public-safety agencies as they await clarification from the FCC regarding existing deadlines for 700 MHz narrowbanding.</div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Steve Devine podcast--700 narrowbanding.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=15349050">Steve Devine podcast--700 narrowbanding.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/steve-devine-lack-700-mhz-narrowbanding-decision-leaves-agencies-limbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/steve-devine-lack-700-mhz-narrowbanding-decision-leaves-agencies-limbo#comments Coverage & Interference Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation System Design FCC Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:58:00 +0000 30971 at http://urgentcomm.com Swissphone partners with RACOM, seeks dealers to spread its digital-paging solution in the U.S. http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/swissphone-partners-racom-seeks-dealers-spread-its-digital-paging-solution-us <div class="node-body article-body">Swissphone announces a partnership with Iowa-based RACOM, which will be the first certified U.S. dealer to offer Swissphone’s DiCal Digital Paging Solution that features voice and text paging, as well as a system architecture that is unique to paging in the United States.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/swissphone-partners-racom-seeks-dealers-spread-its-digital-paging-solution-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/swissphone-partners-racom-seeks-dealers-spread-its-digital-paging-solution-us#comments Fire/EMS First Responders Narrowbanding System Design System Installation Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 30751 at http://urgentcomm.com 700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is needed—quickly http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly <div class="node-body blog-body">Hopefully, the FCC will quickly adopt an order eliminating the 700 MHz narrowbanding deadline or extending the deadlines by several years, so entities operating 700 MHz LMR systems do not have to waste scarce resources planning for a project that many doubt will be needed</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly#comments Coverage & Interference Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design APCO FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:08:00 +0000 30181 at http://urgentcomm.com Regulatory clarity needed for 700 MHz narrowband spectrum http://urgentcomm.com/blog/regulatory-clarity-needed-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum <div class="node-body blog-body">Amid all of the excitement about FirstNet at 700 MHz, federal officials and policymakers should not forget to address regulatory issues regarding the relocation and potential narrowbanding of LMR systems in the band. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/regulatory-clarity-needed-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/regulatory-clarity-needed-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regulation FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:44:00 +0000 28941 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board member Charles Dowd reportedly will retire from NYPD http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-charles-dowd-reportedly-will-retire-nypd <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board member Charles Dowd reportedly has submitted paperwork to retire from the New York Police Department (NYPD), but the longtime public-safety official will continue to serve on the FirstNet board.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-charles-dowd-reportedly-will-retire-nypd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-charles-dowd-reportedly-will-retire-nypd#comments Narrowbanding NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation T-Band NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 May 2014 13:22:00 +0000 28011 at http://urgentcomm.com