Organizations en RapidDeploy: Steve Raucher outlines benefits of cloud-based CAD system, new AT&T relationship <div class="node-body video-body">RapidDeploy CEO Steve Raucher explains how the company’s cloud-based computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) was developed, how the flexible platform can benefit public safety, and the significance of RapidDeploy’s newly announced relationship with AT&T. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CAD NG-911 PSAP System Design APCO Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:56:00 +0000 56021 at FirstNet to begin agency-level engagement program with public safety <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet is launching a new engagement program that calls for the organization’s officials to meet with public-safety agencies throughout the United States to help them “optimize FirstNet inside their agencies,” according to Dave Buchanan, director of the First Responder Network Authority’s advocacy team. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:39:00 +0000 55991 at FCC issues citation and order against dealer of non-compliant Chinese radios <div class="node-body article-body">In an enforcement action addressing an ongoing issue in the LMR industry, the FCC last week ordered Amcrest Industries—a Texas-based dealer of a non-compliant two-way radio manufactured in China—must take steps to follow FCC rules or risk facing sanctions that could include daily fines.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy FCC Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:51:00 +0000 55951 at AT&T announces NPPGov agreement to ease first-responder agencies’ adoption of FirstNet <div class="node-body article-body">First-responders agencies can subscribe to FirstNet services using a cooperative contract with NPPGov that is designed to streamline the procurement process and provide access to statewide pricing, according to NPPGov and AT&amp;T, FirstNet’s contractor to build and operate the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical Infrastructure Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:27:00 +0000 55901 at Buildout of FirstNet sites with Band 14 capability still ahead of schedule, AT&T official says <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T has added equipment to support operations on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum at more than 2,500 cell sites and the carrier expects to meet its initial network-buildout target for FirstNet at least three months ahead of schedule, according to the AT&T official overseeing the deployment. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000 55841 at Updated: FirstNet board expected to get at least three new members, new leadership as early as August <div class="node-body article-body">Significant changes in the FirstNet board could occur as early as next month, as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is expected to name at least three new members and a new chairperson for the body overseeing the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:06:00 +0000 55801 at Intrepid Networks’ situational-awareness application earns FirstNet certification <div class="node-body article-body">Intrepid Networks has announced that its Response situational-awareness mobile application is recognized as FirstNet Certified and is available through the FirstNet App Catalog, and the company plans to submit a second application for FirstNet consideration in the near future, according to an Intrepid Networks official. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:02:00 +0000 55761 at APCO, NPSTC offer different views about sharing 4.9 GHz with utilities, critical infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">Key public-safety organizations want the FCC to determine that public-safety communications in the 4.9 GHz spectrum should continue to be prioritized, but they express different opinions about the role that utilities and other critical-infrastructure entities should have in the band, according to recent filings with the FCC. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation APCO EWA FCC NPSTC Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:03:00 +0000 55741 at Sierra Wireless MG90 in-vehicle router receives FirstNet Ready certification <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet and AT&T have certified the Sierra Wireless rugged AirLink MG90 multi-network vehicle router and have designated the router as FirstNet Ready, according to a recent announcement from Sierra Wireless. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Wireless Networks NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:07:00 +0000 55721 at LMR licensing activity remains lackluster during the first half of 2018, according to FCC database <div class="node-body article-body">Licensing activity for U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems generally has remained level with all-time-low pace established last year for both the public-safety and commercial sectors, according to information in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation FCC Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:04:00 +0000 55711 at