Organizations en FCC approves order outlining criteria for review of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:41:00 +0000 51091 at PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +0000 51081 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 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 Take advantage of these two opportunities to speak at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IWCE All Things IWCE Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +0000 50991 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 Redl discusses FirstNet, spectrum sharing during nomination hearing for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 FirstNet, AT&T drop ‘draft state plan’ term, announce process for early ‘opt-in’ 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 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