Organizations http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32421/more en FCC approves order outlining criteria for review of FirstNet opt-out applications http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners unanimously approve a report and order that outlines the criteria that will be used by the agency in its interoperability review of applications by states choosing to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet and nationwide contractor AT&amp;T building the LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:41:00 +0000 51091 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b <div class="node-body video-body">Fidel Liberal, an assistant professor at the University of Basque Country in Spain, describes the planned mission-critical open platform—usable by any developer wanting to build public-safety LTE solutions—that will be established with a $1.259 million research program grant from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b#comments 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +0000 51081 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 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 Take advantage of these two opportunities to speak at upcoming IWCE events http://urgentcomm.com/blog/take-advantage-these-two-opportunities-speak-upcoming-iwce-events <div class="node-body blog-body">IWCE opened its Call for Speakers for both IWCE 2018 and IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/take-advantage-these-two-opportunities-speak-upcoming-iwce-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/take-advantage-these-two-opportunities-speak-upcoming-iwce-events#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +0000 50991 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality#comments 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 http://urgentcomm.com Redl discusses FirstNet, spectrum sharing during nomination hearing for NTIA post http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post <div class="node-body article-body">​David Redl, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), pledged during his nomination hearing to maximize use of federal-government spectrum and help ensure a successful FirstNet deployment, if he is confirmed to serve in the post. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post#comments Long-Term Evolution Crash Avoidance Systems NG-911 Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:44:00 +0000 50961 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T drop ‘draft state plan’ term, announce process for early ‘opt-in’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">​Governors will have an opportunity to accept the FirstNet state plan for deploying a public-safety broadband network within the borders as soon as this month, a FirstNet official announces at the organization’s meeting of state points of contact (SPOCs) in the Dallas area.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:20:00 +0000 50951 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC proposes FirstNet opt-out review process for consideration at June 22 meeting http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-firstnet-opt-out-review-process-consideration-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="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-firstnet-opt-out-review-process-consideration-june-22-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-firstnet-opt-out-review-process-consideration-june-22-meeting#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:49:00 +0000 50691 at http://urgentcomm.com