Engineering en AT&T exec says 5G deployments could ‘scale’ in 2019, discusses importance of FirstNet rollout <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Subscriber Devices Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 51051 at FirstNet, AT&T share more details about fees, operations as state-plan release date approaches <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:00 +0000 51041 at PSCR awards $38.5 million in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Funding Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NIST/PSCR Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 51001 at FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality <div class="node-body blog-body">When ATT won the nationwide FirstNet contract, some expressed concern that the telecommunications giant could be so focused on its massive commercial business that the public-safety initiative would be overshadowed. FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson says early indications make her confident that the carrier has the proper public-safety-centric focus to build the public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:06:00 +0000 50981 at FCC proposes FirstNet opt-out review process for consideration at June 22 meeting <div class="node-body article-body">States and territories pursuing the “opt-out” alternative would need to complete an FCC review process that the agency hopes to complete in 90 days, following a 60-day period that is designed to give states and territories time to prepare alternative plans, according to the FCC proposal that is scheduled for consideration at the June 22 commission meeting.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:49:00 +0000 50691 at Huawei: Nermin Mohamed highlights features of company's end-to-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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enterprise Interoperability Network Management Software System Design Wireless Networks Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:09:00 +0000 50671 at Radvisory 5G: Keith Radousky discusses alternative strategies for densification of wireless sites <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Tower & Site Coverage & Interference Enterprise System Design Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:28:00 +0000 50661 at New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at