Long-Term Evolution http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31111/more en Vendors prepare to demonstrate mission-critical PTT, data, video interoperability at ETSI Plugtest http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/vendors-prepare-demonstrate-mission-critical-ptt-data-video-interoperability-etsi-p <div class="node-body article-body">Representatives from 30 vendors are slated to participate in next week’s ETSI Plugtest, which will include a series of technical exercises designed to demonstrate interoperability between various 3GPP-compliant solutions that provide mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT), mission-critical data and mission-critical video capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/vendors-prepare-demonstrate-mission-critical-ptt-data-video-interoperability-etsi-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/vendors-prepare-demonstrate-mission-critical-ptt-data-video-interoperability-etsi-p#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:35:00 +0000 55541 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board, AT&T highlight deployment, adoption, functionality progress for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-att-highlight-deployment-adoption-functionality-progr <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T announces that more than 1,000 public-safety agencies in 52 states and territories have joined FirstNet, which is surpassing expectations in meeting key milestones for adoption, deployment and technical capabilities, according to FirstNet board members.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-att-highlight-deployment-adoption-functionality-progr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-att-highlight-deployment-adoption-functionality-progr#comments Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:27:00 +0000 55521 at http://urgentcomm.com CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn highlights global progress of public-safety LTE, MCPTT http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-highlights-global-progress-public-safety-lte-mcptt <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst at CritComm Insights, provides an update on public-safety LTE initiatives in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Europe, based on insights gathered during recent travels, culminating with last week's Mission Critical Technologies event in London. Rehbehn also examines plans for many public-safety LTE systems to use LMR technologies to address off-network voice communications. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/public-safety/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-highlights-global-progress-public-safety-lte-mcptt" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2018/06/ken-rehbehn-photo-06-19.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </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/Ken Rehbehn podcast 1 on 06-19.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8615936">Ken Rehbehn podcast 1 on 06-19.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-highlights-global-progress-public-safety-lte-mcptt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-highlights-global-progress-public-safety-lte-mcptt#comments Applications Federal Government/Military Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:59:00 +0000 55411 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s extreme-weather drone provides new LTE coverage option in difficult environments http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-s-extreme-weather-drone-provides-new-lte-coverage-option-difficult-environme <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T announces a tethered drone that is designed to operate as a cell on wings (COW) that can provide broadband coverage in extreme weather conditions—a capability that promises to be valuable to AT&T, enterprise customers and first responders, according to an AT&T official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-s-extreme-weather-drone-provides-new-lte-coverage-option-difficult-environme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-s-extreme-weather-drone-provides-new-lte-coverage-option-difficult-environme#comments Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:13:00 +0000 55321 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Swenson cites public-safety progress, points to future changes, potential business models http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change <div class="node-body article-body">​SAN DIEGO—Public-safety adoption of FirstNet is proceeding well during the first months of the first-responder network being available, and the pace of change within the sector could accelerate in the future, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:10:00 +0000 55081 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T wants to meet FirstNet deployment targets sooner than expected, AT&T exec says http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-wants-meet-firstnet-deployment-targets-sooner-expected-att-exec- <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T plans to deploy public-safety LTE service on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum more quickly than expected, with about one-third of the projected buildout to be completed by next April, according to AT&T Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Stephens. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-wants-meet-firstnet-deployment-targets-sooner-expected-att-exec-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-wants-meet-firstnet-deployment-targets-sooner-expected-att-exec-#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 31 May 2018 14:08:00 +0000 55031 at http://urgentcomm.com Bittium: Jani Lyrintzis discusses IoT engineering work, teases new public-safety device http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/bittium-jani-lyrintzis-discusses-iot-engineering-work-teases-new-public- <div class="node-body video-body">Jani Lyrintzis, vice president and general manager at Bittium, highlights the wireless-engineering services that his company brings to the Internet of Things (IoT) space, including work as a partner for Verizon's ThingSpace. Lyrintzis also talks about development of a next-generation public-safety device that could be announced later this year. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/bittium-jani-lyrintzis-discusses-iot-engineering-work-teases-new-public-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/bittium-jani-lyrintzis-discusses-iot-engineering-work-teases-new-public-#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Machine-to-Machine Network Management Software Public Safety State & Local Government Sun, 27 May 2018 16:40:00 +0000 54981 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: LTE to usurp TETRA as first choice for critical comms, says Huawei http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-lte-usurp-tetra-first-choice-critical-comms-says-huawei <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://enterpriseiotinsights.com/20180521/channels/news/lte-to-usurp-tetra-says-huawei">LTE to usurp TETRA as first choice for critical comms, says Huawei</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/schools-are-spending-billions-high-tech-security-are-students-any-n875611">Schools are spending thousands on high-tech security. But are students any safer?</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-lte-usurp-tetra-first-choice-critical-comms-says-huawei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-lte-usurp-tetra-first-choice-critical-comms-says-huawei#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Tue, 22 May 2018 17:13:00 +0000 54911 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T clarifies FirstNet service plans, prioritization for utilities http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-clarifies-firstnet-service-plans-prioritization-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">​Utility companies can subscribe to FirstNet as “extended primary” users of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being deployed by AT&amp;T, but utilities would not be eligible to receive preemptive access rights to the system unless such access was activated temporarily by a traditional public-safety entity, according to AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-clarifies-firstnet-service-plans-prioritization-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-clarifies-firstnet-service-plans-prioritization-utilities#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 11 May 2018 07:59:00 +0000 54811 at http://urgentcomm.com pdvWireless revamps 900 MHz LTE proposal, offers control to potential utility, transport partners http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/pdvwireless-revamps-900-mhz-lte-proposal-offers-control-potential-utility-transp <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new pdvWireless proposal would let utilities and transportation entities build their own private, secure LTE networks using licensed 900 MHz spectrum that would be reconfigured to address an interference issue that was problematic in previous versions of the plan, according to pdvWireless CEO Morgan O&rsquo;Brien.</p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/pdvwireless-revamps-900-mhz-lte-proposal-offers-control-potential-utility-transp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/pdvwireless-revamps-900-mhz-lte-proposal-offers-control-potential-utility-transp#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design Rebanding NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 09 May 2018 13:17:00 +0000 54731 at http://urgentcomm.com