Coverage & Interference http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32741/more en In-building coverage for FirstNet wanted, but many details remain unknown http://urgentcomm.com/building/building-coverage-firstnet-wanted-many-details-remain-unknown <div class="node-body article-body">In-building coverage for FirstNet is important for public safety, but consensus policies still need to be developed and considerable education is needed to make in-building coverage for first responders subscribing to the nationwide FirstNet system a reality, according to speakers on a panel exploring the topic. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/building-coverage-firstnet-wanted-many-details-remain-unknown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/building-coverage-firstnet-wanted-many-details-remain-unknown#comments Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:03:00 +0000 53411 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet changes key terms of draft spectrum-lease agreement with Dec. 28 deadline approaching http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet changes terms in its draft spectrum management lease agreement (SMLA) in a manner that potentially reduce “opt-out” states’ financial liabilities significantly in the case of a failure in alternative radio access network (RAN) performance or public-safety adoption of the alternative FirstNet service.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:28:00 +0000 53011 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire Executive Council in the spotlight as work continues on Rivada Networks contract http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-executive-council-spotlight-work-continues-rivada-networks-cont <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu last week decided the state should pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet, but the New Hampshire Executive Council must approve a contract with Rivada Networks to build and operate an alternative radio access network (RAN) for the state to continue pursuit of “opt-opt” status.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-executive-council-spotlight-work-continues-rivada-networks-cont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-executive-council-spotlight-work-continues-rivada-networks-cont#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:40:00 +0000 52961 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet launches ruthless-preemption functionality for 'primary' public-safety subscribers http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-launches-ruthless-preemption-functionality-primary-public-s <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet public-safety subscribers in the “primary” user category—law enforcement, fire, EMS, 911 and emergency-management personnel—now have preemptive access across AT&T’s network, FirstNet and AT&T announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-launches-ruthless-preemption-functionality-primary-public-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-launches-ruthless-preemption-functionality-primary-public-s#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:07:00 +0000 52821 at http://urgentcomm.com CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn discusses in-building coverage for public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst for CritComm Insights, highlights some of the technical, financial and policy challenges associated with efforts to provide in-building coverage to first responders utilizing private LMR systems and public-safety LTE networks like FirstNet. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2017/12/ken-rehbehnjpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Ken Rehbehn podcast 12-01.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8931328">Ken Rehbehn podcast 12-01.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:51:00 +0000 52711 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar emphasizes company’s commitment to public safety, touts disaster-response efforts http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T is committed to serving public-safety users that subscribe to FirstNet, which is illustrated by the carrier’s enhancements of its network, personnel and disaster-recovery efforts that have been tested in recent months, according to Chris Sambar, AT&T senior vice president for FirstNet. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis#comments Long-Term Evolution Base Stations Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Wide Area NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:19:00 +0000 52581 at http://urgentcomm.com Pennsylvania hearing focuses on financial risks associated with FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania would pay almost $1 billion during the next 25 years to lease 700 MHz spectrum from FirstNet under an ‘opt-out’ scenario and likely would be obligated to pay billions more if its opt-out vendor is unable to meet all FirstNet technical and operational requirements in the future, according to panelists speaking during a state hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:25:00 +0000 52421 at http://urgentcomm.com Safer Buildings Coalition: John Foley outlines in-building-coverage challenges for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-john-foley-outlines-building-coverage-challenges-public-safety <div class="node-body video-body">John Foley, vice president of operations for the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses interference, FirstNet, economic and code issues associated with in-building coverage to support public-safety communications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-john-foley-outlines-building-coverage-challenges-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-john-foley-outlines-building-coverage-challenges-public-safety#comments Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:26:00 +0000 51921 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Anatoly Delm highlights capabilities of LTE backpack http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-highlights-capabilities-lte-backpack-0 <div class="node-body video-body">Anatoly Delm, Motorola Solutions’ director of global infrastructure marketing, describes the features of the LXN 500 LTE Ultra Portable Network Infrastructure, an LTE backpack that delivers eNodeB, evolved-packet-core (EPC) and application-server functionality in a 30-pound form factor that can be carried to difficult-to-cover locations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-highlights-capabilities-lte-backpack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-anatoly-delm-highlights-capabilities-lte-backpack-0#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Applications Coverage & Interference Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:00 +0000 51751 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec discusses core-to-core interoperability, Verizon proposal, FirstNet differentiators http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first <div class="node-body article-body">Enabling interoperability between the FirstNet public-safety LTE core being built by AT&amp;T and the LTE cores of Verizon or other carriers is feasible technically, but doing so would be a departure from the FirstNet request for proposals (RFP) and could introduce security issues for public safety, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Design System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:42:00 +0000 51641 at http://urgentcomm.com