Engineering en Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors <div class="node-body blog-body">It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and death.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety System Design View from the Top Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50291 at Shared spectrum suprs innovation <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In his keynote speech at IWCE 2017, Dr. Preston Marshall, the technical program manager for spectrum access technology at Google, spoke about how the future of spectrum, and how shared-spectrum models can spur innovation.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engineering Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:40:00 +0000 50271 at With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network <div class="node-body blog-body">Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk that myth and establish security as an enabler of the network, helping provide all sorts of innovative features for first responders and other beneficiaries of the network.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:51:00 +0000 50221 at What will happen at FirstNet during the next few years? Check out this timeline for potential answers <div class="node-body blog-body">With AT&T being awarded the 25-year contract to build the nationwide FirstNet system last week, here is a glimpse at the proposed milestones we may see during the next few years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:57:00 +0000 50101 at Kodiak: Bruce Lawler highlights rural deployment, application integrations, MCPTT future <div class="node-body video-body">Bruce Lawler, Kodiak chief product officer and co-founder, describes how the company’s carrier-integrated push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) solution is being used in a rural Texas county, as well as highlighting efforts to integrate applications with the Kodiak offering. Lawler also discusses Kodiak's positioning as the industry pursues commercial availability of the mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard approved last year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Interoperability Public Safety IWCE Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:23:00 +0000 50051 at Court releases redacted decision in FirstNet case; Rivada Mercury disagrees with criticisms of its proposal <div class="node-body article-body">Evaluators determined that Rivada Mercury’s proposal to build and maintain FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) was “risky” because of uncertainty surrounding third-party funding, teaming agreements and its wholesale-broadband-market business plan, according to a court ruling released last Friday. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:21:00 +0000 50011 at Motorola Solutions: Fred Chavis showcases prototype for LTE eNodeB, EPC and application server in a box <div class="node-body video-body">Fred Chavis, Motorola Solutions' senior manager of public-safety LTE global trials, showcases the LXN-500, which houses an LTE eNodeB, evolved packet core (EPC) and application server in a single unit that is designed for use in remote and rural areas outside of the coverage footprint for a network provider like FirstNet. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet IWCE Motorola Solutions Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:48:00 +0000 49991 at Officials promise preemption for public-safety subscribers across FirstNet and AT&T networks <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety subscribers in “opt in” states that accept the FirstNet deployment plan could have preemptive priority on FirstNet’s 700 MHz Band 14 network and throughout AT&T’s vast commercial networks by the end of the year, FirstNet and AT&T officials said yesterday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 49971 at Education is key for wireless technology to advance, speaker says <div class="node-body article-body">Local governments can benefit greatly from proper information about wireless technology, both to seize technological opportunities and to dispel problematic myths.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> State & Local Government Test and Measurement Training IWCE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:00 +0000 49861 at