Organizations http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32421/more en AT&T CEO expects accelerated FirstNet buildout, promises hardening, ‘ruthless preemption’ for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut <div class="node-body article-body">​AT&T expects to deploy the Band 14 FirstNet public-safety LTE network “much quicker” than the five-year schedule included in the request for proposals (RFP), and first-responder subscribers will have “ruthless preemption” access rights on the system, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Grids State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 23 May 2017 19:09:00 +0000 50541 at http://urgentcomm.com Global cyberattack provides a stark reminder of potential vulnerabilities, need for secure systems http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">News of the global WannaCry ransomware attack underscores the challenges of security measures for all sectors, especially for public safety and other critical-infrastructure entities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 16 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000 50481 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Jeff Cohen blog: All in: Betting against opt-out http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-jeff-cohen-blog-all-betting-against-opt-out <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/15/wannacry-ransomware-north-korea-lazarus-group">WannaCry ransomware has links to North Korean cybergang, experts say</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/12/health/uk-nhs-cyber-attack/index.html">White House:No U.S. federal systems hit by Wannacry ransomware</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/05/cybersecurity-so-bad-it-makes-you-wannacry/137848/">Cybersecurity so bad, it makes you WannaCry</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-jeff-cohen-blog-all-betting-against-opt-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-jeff-cohen-blog-all-betting-against-opt-out#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 16 May 2017 10:45:00 +0000 50471 at http://urgentcomm.com Recent events underscore significant market impact of LMR-LTE convergence http://urgentcomm.com/node/50396 <div class="node-body blog-body">Many of the key trends that were displayed and discussed during IWCE 2017 promise to have a significant impact on the critical-communications industry throughout the rest of the year and into the long-term future.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/node/50396" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/node/50396#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety IWCE Urgent Matters Mon, 08 May 2017 15:18:00 +0000 50396 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FirstNet and AT&T: The first 30 days http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-and-att-first-30-days <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/em/next-gen-911/State-Says-Software-Glitch-Knocked-Out-911-System-Monday-Night.html">Rhode Island says &lsquo;software glitch&rsquo; knocked out 911 system on April 24</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170501/network-infrastructure/how-will-atts-firstnet-deal-impact-the-tower-industry-tag4">How will AT&amp;T&rsquo;s FirstNet win impact the tower industry?</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-and-att-first-30-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-and-att-first-30-days#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 02 May 2017 21:06:00 +0000 50351 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T targets draft state plans in June, outlines business case behind its FirstNet bid http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid <div class="node-body article-body">ATT officials say that the carrier plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects governors to make opt-out decisions during the fourth quarter of this year, when the company’s goal is to have all 56 states and territories accept the nationwide FirstNet deployment plans.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:00 +0000 50301 at http://urgentcomm.com Assured Wireless: Steve Morley highlights company's prototype Band 14 hotspot that leverages high-power rules http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages <div class="node-body video-body">Assured Wireless President Steve Morley discusses his company's long-range LTE connectivity products, which are designed to leverage the high-powered capabilities allowed by FCC rules for public-safety broadband services operating on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/assured-wireless-steve-morley-highlights-companys-prototype-band-14-hotspot-leverages#comments Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Repeaters IWCE Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:34:00 +0000 50241 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Mark Krizik demonstrates personnel-accountability solution for firefighters on trunked systems http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-mark-krizik-demonstrates-personnel-accountability-solution-fir <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Krizik, fire market sales specialist for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the company's personnel-accountability solution, which is designed primarily to meet the needs of fire-department customers when responding to an incident. Previously available for users with conventional radio systems, the solution now also works with trunked radio systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-mark-krizik-demonstrates-personnel-accountability-solution-fir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-mark-krizik-demonstrates-personnel-accountability-solution-fir#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Analog Personnel Tracking Trunking IWCE Motorola Solutions Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:13:00 +0000 50231 at http://urgentcomm.com With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:51:00 +0000 50221 at http://urgentcomm.com SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public <div class="node-body blog-body">Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important during times of emergency. SMS/MMS messaging systems can help provide alerts during such critical moments, as well as improve information exchanges with the public on a day-to-day basis.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Citizen Engagement Disaster Response Public FCC View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:56:00 +0000 50211 at http://urgentcomm.com