Long-Term Evolution http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31111/more en AT&T issues statement regarding position in debate on public-safety-grade defiiniton http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-issues-statement-regarding-position-debate-public-safety-grade-defiiniton <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T will meet FirstNet’s requirements for its nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), but the carrier is “hesistant to say that there is complete definition set in stone” about what constitutes a public-safety-grade system, according to a statement released by AT&amp;T on Tuesday. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-issues-statement-regarding-position-debate-public-safety-grade-defiiniton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-issues-statement-regarding-position-debate-public-safety-grade-defiiniton#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:29:00 +0000 51711 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet officials say advocacy for public safety is key role in the future http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-say-advocacy-public-safety-key-role-future <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet will continue to work with public-safety representatives to ensure that its nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) evolves to meet first responders’ needs during the next 25 years, according to FirstNet officials. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-say-advocacy-public-safety-key-role-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-say-advocacy-public-safety-key-role-future#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:23:00 +0000 51701 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Dan Langrill highlights capabilities of ASTRO 25-LTE interoperability solution http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dan-langrill-highlights-capabilities-astro-25-lte-interoperabi <div class="node-body video-body">Dan Langrill of Motorola Solutions describes the capabilities of the ASTRO 25 Broadband Connectivity Package, which supports communications between an ASTRO 25 network and an LTE network. Langrill spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2017 in Denver. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dan-langrill-highlights-capabilities-astro-25-lte-interoperabi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dan-langrill-highlights-capabilities-astro-25-lte-interoperabi#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:43:00 +0000 51651 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec discusses core-to-core interoperability, Verizon proposal, FirstNet differentiators http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first <div class="node-body article-body">Enabling interoperability between the FirstNet public-safety LTE core being built by AT&amp;T and the LTE cores of Verizon or other carriers is feasible technically, but doing so would be a departure from the FirstNet request for proposals (RFP) and could introduce security issues for public safety, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Design System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:42:00 +0000 51641 at http://urgentcomm.com Nevada becomes 14th state to ‘opt-in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/nevada-becomes-14th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">​Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval 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 Nevada the 14th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/nevada-becomes-14th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/nevada-becomes-14th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:00 +0000 51631 at http://urgentcomm.com 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