Wireless Networks http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31231/more en Harris announces integration of XL radios with 3M Scott Fire and Safety SCBA devices http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-announces-integration-xl-radios-3m-scott-fire-and-safety-scba-devices <div class="node-body article-body">Harris announces that its XL family of LMR radios can be integrated with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) solutions from 3M Scott Fire and Safety to provide better audio quality to firefighters and other first responders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-announces-integration-xl-radios-3m-scott-fire-and-safety-scba-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-announces-integration-xl-radios-3m-scott-fire-and-safety-scba-devices#comments Land-Mobile Radio Incident Command/Situational Awareness Software Interoperability P25 Personal Area Portables Public Safety System Design System Operation Harris Tue, 08 May 2018 14:23:00 +0000 54721 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC commissioners express interest in redesignating public-safety 4.9 GHz band for commercial use http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners initiate a proceeding to examine potential new rules that might spur greater use of the 4.9 GHz spectrum band currently dedicated to public safety, including various spectrum-sharing schemes and the possibility of redesignating the airwaves for commercial use.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Ad-Hoc Networks/Mesh Networking Critical Infrastructure Microwave Policy Public Safety FCC Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:05:00 +0000 54211 at http://urgentcomm.com Ubicquia solutions transform streetlights into broadband networks to support myriad uses http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/ubicquia-solutions-transform-streetlights-broadband-networks-support-myriad-uses <div class="node-body article-body">Florida-based Ubicquia this week announced that it has added the Ubimetro small-cell product to its portfolio of versatile streetlight-based broadband-routing solutions and that it has become a new member of the AT&T Smart Cities Strategic Alliance.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/ubicquia-solutions-transform-streetlights-broadband-networks-support-myriad-uses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/ubicquia-solutions-transform-streetlights-broadband-networks-support-myriad-uses#comments Backhaul Power Coverage & Interference Critical Infrastructure Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Wireless Networks NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:25:00 +0000 53691 at http://urgentcomm.com RCA announces date and new location for 2018 Awards Banquet and Technical Symposium http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/rca-announces-date-and-new-location-2018-awards-banquet-and-technical-symposium <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The 2018 Technical Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 17, at the <a href="http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/meetings/index.html?propertyID=1380&amp;language=en_US">Westin New York at Times Square</a>.&nbsp; Room reservations for RCA event attendees at this four-star property in the heart of the New York City entertainment and dining district are available <a href="https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1802144836&amp;key=BCCB846">at this link</a>, at the discounted RCA rate of $249 single/double.&nbsp; Attendees are encouraged to rese</p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/rca-announces-date-and-new-location-2018-awards-banquet-and-technical-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/rca-announces-date-and-new-location-2018-awards-banquet-and-technical-symposium#comments Wireless Networks Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:54:00 +0000 53641 at http://urgentcomm.com Secure 5G network needed in the U.S., but ‘no decisions’ yet on nationalization proposal, White House says http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi <div class="node-body article-body">Secure 5G connectivity in the U.S. is needed to protect governments, enterprises and consumers from cyberattacks, but there have been “absolutely no decisions made” about how that goal will be achieved, the White House said after a proposal to create a nationalized 5G network was criticized throughout the telecom industry.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Wireless Networks NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:01:00 +0000 53381 at http://urgentcomm.com Why drones will take the spotlight in emergency response http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones already are being used to survey damaged areas, and it's just a matter of time before they are used as actual rescue vehicles that can deliver much-needed supplies to people in hard-to-reach locations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety State & Local Government Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wireless Networks View from the Top Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000 52921 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 Network providers work to overcome communications challenges caused by Harvey http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/network-providers-work-overcome-communications-challenges-caused-harvey <div class="node-body article-body">Hurricane-force winds during the weekend and unprecedented flooding have created significant challenges in southeast Texas during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but communications for public safety and commercial carriers largely have been maintained, according to multiple sources. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/network-providers-work-overcome-communications-challenges-caused-harvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/network-providers-work-overcome-communications-challenges-caused-harvey#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Power Commercial Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:23:00 +0000 51801 at http://urgentcomm.com Huawei: Nermin Mohamed highlights features of company's end-to-end networking approach http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/huawei-nermin-mohamed-highlights-features-companys-end-end-networking-approach <div class="node-body video-body">Nermin Mohamed, Huawei's vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how Huawei leverages myriad networking technologies to provide operators with an overall solution that is designed to maximize performance, reliability and flexibility. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/huawei-nermin-mohamed-highlights-features-companys-end-end-networking-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/huawei-nermin-mohamed-highlights-features-companys-end-end-networking-approach#comments Enterprise Interoperability Network Management Software System Design Wireless Networks Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:09:00 +0000 50671 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Verizon to buy Straight Path Communications for more than $3.1 billion, outbidding AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/newscan-verizon-buy-straight-path-communications-more-31-billion-outbidding-att-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://fortune.com/2017/05/11/verizon-straight-path/">Verizon to buy Straight Path Communications for more than $3.1 billion, outbidding AT&amp;T</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170511/carriers/verizon-wins-straight-path-bidding-war-tag6">Verizon wins Straight Path bidding war</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/newscan-verizon-buy-straight-path-communications-more-31-billion-outbidding-att-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/newscan-verizon-buy-straight-path-communications-more-31-billion-outbidding-att-0#comments Commercial Thu, 11 May 2017 19:12:00 +0000 50441 at http://urgentcomm.com