Tower & Site http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31201/more en NATE: Todd Schlekeway previews upcoming show, organization initiatives and 2018 outlook http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization's annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" 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/2018/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.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/Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6452736">Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook#comments Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation System Operation NATE Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:31:00 +0000 53511 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar emphasizes company’s commitment to public safety, touts disaster-response efforts http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T is committed to serving public-safety users that subscribe to FirstNet, which is illustrated by the carrier’s enhancements of its network, personnel and disaster-recovery efforts that have been tested in recent months, according to Chris Sambar, AT&T senior vice president for FirstNet. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis#comments Long-Term Evolution Base Stations Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Wide Area NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:19:00 +0000 52581 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Anatoly Delm highlights capabilities of LTE backpack http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-highlights-capabilities-lte-backpack-0 <div class="node-body video-body">Anatoly Delm, Motorola Solutions’ director of global infrastructure marketing, describes the features of the LXN 500 LTE Ultra Portable Network Infrastructure, an LTE backpack that delivers eNodeB, evolved-packet-core (EPC) and application-server functionality in a 30-pound form factor that can be carried to difficult-to-cover locations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-highlights-capabilities-lte-backpack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-highlights-capabilities-lte-backpack-0#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Applications Coverage & Interference Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:00 +0000 51751 at http://urgentcomm.com Radvisory 5G: Keith Radousky discusses alternative strategies for densification of wireless sites http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/radvisory-5g-keith-radousky-discusses-alternative-strategies-densification-wirel <div class="node-body video-body">Keith Radousky, president of Radvisory 5G, outlines how myriad technologies can be leveraged to provide broadband wireless connectivity via cell sites in nontraditional locations, such as on the rooftops of low-rise buildings. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/radvisory-5g-keith-radousky-discusses-alternative-strategies-densification-wirel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/radvisory-5g-keith-radousky-discusses-alternative-strategies-densification-wirel#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Tower & Site Coverage & Interference Enterprise System Design Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:28:00 +0000 50661 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 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 NATE: Todd Schlekeway outlines highlights of NATE UNITE 2017 in Fort Worth http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway discusses the key highlights of the NATE UNITE 2017 show, including a keynote from FirstNet President TJ Kennedy, networking events and sessions on hot topics such as drone use and business opportunities associated with broadcast repacking after the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction is completed. NATE UNITE will be conducted from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Fort Worth.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth" 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/2017/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" 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/Todd Schlekeway podcast_2.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5237248">Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth#comments Tower & Site NATE Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:30:00 +0000 49221 at http://urgentcomm.com Potomac Spectrum Partners plans to begin building nationwide TETRA system by the end of the year http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-plans-begin-building-nationwide-tetra-system-end-year <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Spectrum Partners (PSP), a private company based in Maryland, announces that is teaming with partners TASSTA, PowerTrunk (part of the Sepura Group) and Space Data to develop a nationwide TETRA network for mission-critical voice, data and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-plans-begin-building-nationwide-tetra-system-end-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/potomac-spectrum-partners-plans-begin-building-nationwide-tetra-system-end-year#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability P25 Public Safety TETRA Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:14:00 +0000 47941 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC cites public-safety needs, proposes to revamp network-outage reporting process to include IP-based systems http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/fcc-cites-public-safety-needs-proposes-revamp-network-outage-reporting-process-include-ip <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners vote to refine network-outage reports that must be filed to reflect the performance of legacy networks, in addition to exploring the idea that wireless carriers and commercial broadband providers with IP-based systems would be subject to similar requirements in the interest of public safety. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/fcc-cites-public-safety-needs-proposes-revamp-network-outage-reporting-process-include-ip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/fcc-cites-public-safety-needs-proposes-revamp-network-outage-reporting-process-include-ip#comments Tower & Site Cybersecurity Enterprise Fiber Optics Public Safety Regulation FCC Thu, 26 May 2016 20:10:00 +0000 46061 at http://urgentcomm.com Black & Veatch to rebrand RCC Consultants business http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/black-veatch-rebrand-rcc-consultants-business <div class="node-body article-body">Less than eight months after buying RCC Consultants out of bankruptcy, Black & Veatch will rebrand the consulting unit as Black & Veatch while working to integrate and grow the new business. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/black-veatch-rebrand-rcc-consultants-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/black-veatch-rebrand-rcc-consultants-business#comments Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Tower & Site Critical Infrastructure NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:25:00 +0000 43651 at http://urgentcomm.com