Long-Term Evolution http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31111/more en Huawei: Nermin Mohamed outlines how SDN and NFV can benefit public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/huawei-nermin-mohamed-outlines-how-sdn-and-nfv-can-benefit-public-safety <div class="node-body video-body">Nermin Mohamed, Huawei’s vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how the use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) within modern-day broadband wireless system can enhance functionality, provisioning and reliability on mission-critical networks. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/huawei-nermin-mohamed-outlines-how-sdn-and-nfv-can-benefit-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/huawei-nermin-mohamed-outlines-how-sdn-and-nfv-can-benefit-public-safety#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Network Network Management Software Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Wed, 24 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000 50571 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T CEO expects accelerated FirstNet buildout, promises hardening, ‘ruthless preemption’ for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut <div class="node-body article-body">​AT&T expects to deploy the Band 14 FirstNet public-safety LTE network “much quicker” than the five-year schedule included in the request for proposals (RFP), and first-responder subscribers will have “ruthless preemption” access rights on the system, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Grids State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 23 May 2017 19:09:00 +0000 50541 at http://urgentcomm.com EJL Wireless Research: Earl Lum outlines some key deployment decisions for AT&T, FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-outlines-some-key-deployment-decisions-att-firstn <div class="node-body video-body">Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, highlights some key differences between LMR designs and the LTE architecture that AT&T will deploy for FirstNet during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at 5G North America in Austin.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-outlines-some-key-deployment-decisions-att-firstn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-outlines-some-key-deployment-decisions-att-firstn#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Thu, 18 May 2017 21:13:00 +0000 50511 at http://urgentcomm.com Recent events underscore significant market impact of LMR-LTE convergence http://urgentcomm.com/node/50396 <div class="node-body blog-body">Many of the key trends that were displayed and discussed during IWCE 2017 promise to have a significant impact on the critical-communications industry throughout the rest of the year and into the long-term future.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/node/50396" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/node/50396#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety IWCE Urgent Matters Mon, 08 May 2017 15:18:00 +0000 50396 at http://urgentcomm.com Pryme teams with Zello, others to provide accessories in fast-growing cellular PTT market http://urgentcomm.com/applications/pryme-teams-zello-others-provide-accessories-fast-growing-cellular-ptt-market <div class="node-body article-body">A growing number of enterprises are replacing or augmenting land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems with Zello’s push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offering combined with speaker microphones and other accessories from Pryme, according to officials from both companies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/applications/pryme-teams-zello-others-provide-accessories-fast-growing-cellular-ptt-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/applications/pryme-teams-zello-others-provide-accessories-fast-growing-cellular-ptt-market#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Applications Coverage & Interference Cybersecurity Enterprise Smart Devices State & Local Government Mon, 01 May 2017 19:58:00 +0000 50341 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions buying Kodiak to enhance broadband push-to-talk position http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solution-buying-kodiak-enhance-broadband-push-talk-position <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces an agreement to purchase Kodiak Networks, the push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) provider that has partnered with AT&T and other carriers to offer carrier-integrated PTT solutions that have complemented or replaced land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems during the past few years.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solution-buying-kodiak-enhance-broadband-push-talk-position" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solution-buying-kodiak-enhance-broadband-push-talk-position#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Mon, 01 May 2017 19:27:00 +0000 50331 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T targets draft state plans in June, outlines business case behind its FirstNet bid http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid <div class="node-body article-body">ATT officials say that the carrier plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects governors to make opt-out decisions during the fourth quarter of this year, when the company’s goal is to have all 56 states and territories accept the nationwide FirstNet deployment plans.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:00 +0000 50301 at http://urgentcomm.com Assured Wireless: Steve Morley highlights company's prototype Band 14 hotspot that leverages high-power rules http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages <div class="node-body video-body">Assured Wireless President Steve Morley discusses his company's long-range LTE connectivity products, which are designed to leverage the high-powered capabilities allowed by FCC rules for public-safety broadband services operating on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages#comments Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Repeaters IWCE Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:34:00 +0000 50241 at http://urgentcomm.com T-Mobile leads bidding in FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction <div class="node-body article-body">T-Mobile, Dish Network and Comcast were the leading winners in the incentive spectrum auction that generated $19.8 billion in gross bids for 70 MHz of licensed 600 MHz airwaves, FCC officials announced today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction#comments Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 +0000 50201 at http://urgentcomm.com Journey to FirstNet a story of remarkable persistence, refusal to succumb to doubters http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet may be taking longer than many in the public-safety community had hoped to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network. However, the fact that that system is on the cusp of reality is remarkable, given the many challenges and doubts that have been overcome during the past decade.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:23:00 +0000 50171 at http://urgentcomm.com