Engineering http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32401/more en 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 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 U.S. Senate passes ‘Kari’s Law’ legislation by unanimous consent http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent <div class="node-body article-body">United States senators approve “Kari’s Law” legislation—requiring the ability to direct-dial 911 on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent, greatly improving the potential for the bill to become law later this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent#comments Dispatch Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:14:00 +0000 51421 at http://urgentcomm.com UK public-safety LTE network targeted for completion in 2020, with LMR providing early direct-mode solution http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing- <div class="node-body article-body">First responders in the United Kingdom (UK) are slated to complete the communications transition from the Airwave TETRA system to the LTE-based Emergency Services Network (ESN) in 2020, although LMR technology likely will continue to be used when off-network voice communications are needed, according to a UK official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing-#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:23:00 +0000 51171 at http://urgentcomm.com MythBusters: A FirstNet edition http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Many things are being said about FirstNet, but not all of them are entirely accurate. Here's an attempt to clarify some potentially confusing statements that have been made about the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:43:00 +0000 51111 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec says 5G deployments could ‘scale’ in 2019, discusses importance of FirstNet rollout http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll <div class="node-body article-body">​A decision by the 3GPP standards body could accelerate the potential standards-based, commercial 5G deployments by several months, with scaled 5G rollouts for fixed and mobile happening within two years, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Installation Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:19:00 +0000 51101 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by mid-December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety organizations in certain states could begin using a prioritized FirstNet service on AT&T’s commercial network very soon, if their governors decide to accept the initial state plans delivered today by FirstNet that outline the deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:36:00 +0000 51061 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device <div class="node-body video-body">Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device#comments Subscriber Devices Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 51051 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T share more details about fees, operations as state-plan release date approaches http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials are working to finalize the fees that states and territories would pay to use the FirstNet LTE core and FirstNet’s licensed 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum in a potential opt-out scenario, but it is not certain whether these figures will be included in the state plans that could be delivered as early as next week, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:00 +0000 51041 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR awards $38.5 million in public-safety-communications research grants http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announces that $38.5 million in grants have been awarded to fund 33 research-and-development projects that are designed to help determine future possibilities in a variety of first-responder communications technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants#comments Applications Funding Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NIST/PSCR Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 51001 at http://urgentcomm.com