Engineering en Judge rules for U.S. government in FirstNet court case, clearing path for expected AT&T award <div class="node-body article-body">A federal judge rules against Rivada Mercury’s protest against the FirstNet procurement protest, a move that is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded the 25-year contract to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:49:00 +0000 49601 at Dallas to increase staffing at PSAP after 911-related deaths, agrees alleged ‘ghost’ calls not the problem <div class="node-body article-body">After blaming T-Mobile “ghost” calls for months of delays in answering 911 calls—delays that reportedly contributed to two deaths last week—the city of Dallas acknowledges that the problem was caused by people hanging up and redialing when their emergency calls were not answered in a timely manner. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Policy PSAP State & Local Government System Operation Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:43:00 +0000 49591 at FirstNet staff ‘ready to go’ after contract award is made; board opts to decline resolution vote <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s staff says it is prepared to act quickly on tasks necessary to deploy a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) while eagerly anticipating a key court decision. Meanwhile, FirstNet board members opted against voting on a delegation resolution that had been on the agenda. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:03:00 +0000 49581 at Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions files lawsuits alleging that Hytera Communications' digital mobile radio (DMR) equipment and systems that leverage Motorola Solutions patents and trade secrets that were taken from the radio giant by three engineers who left the company to join Hytera Communications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DMR Enterprise Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:58:00 +0000 49571 at Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety communications networks. They will be even better, if they are integrated properly. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design View from the Top Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0000 49541 at FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at Newscan: CIA hoarded iPhone and Android exploits, leaked documents reveal <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">CIA hoarded iPhone and Android exploits, leaked documents reveal</a></p> <p><a href="">The night Zombie smartphones took down 911 (subscription required)</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:11:00 +0000 49481 at Updated: Judge hears oral arguments in Rivada Mercury lawsuit protesting FirstNet procurement <div class="node-body article-body">Attorneys provided oral arguments today in Rivada Mercury’s lawsuit protesting the bidding team’s exclusion from the final stage of the FirstNet procurement process, bringing the case one step closer to a much-anticipated decision from U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Elaine Kaplan. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:51:00 +0000 49471 at PSCR receives 175 proposals in response to $30 million program to fund communications research <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) has received 175 applications seeking a portion of $30 million in federal funds to pay for research that is expected to accelerate innovation in six key technology areas, including mission-critical voice, public-safety analytics and resilient systems. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:28:00 +0000 49461 at Cambium Networks: David Geitner demonstrates capabilities of cnMaestro management solution <div class="node-body video-body">David Geitner, who works in Cambium Networks’ global sales support and professional services units, outlines the functionality of the company’s cnMaestro solution, which enables management and monitoring of network assets throughout a communications system—from end user devices to backhaul.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Software Critical Infrastructure Enterprise System Management Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:52:00 +0000 49411 at