System Design http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32761/more en EJL Wireless Research: Earl Lum outlines some key deployment decisions for AT&T, FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-outlines-some-key-deployment-decisions-att-firstn <div class="node-body video-body">Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, highlights some key differences between LMR designs and the LTE architecture that AT&T will deploy for FirstNet during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at 5G North America in Austin.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-outlines-some-key-deployment-decisions-att-firstn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-outlines-some-key-deployment-decisions-att-firstn#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Thu, 18 May 2017 21:13:00 +0000 50511 at http://urgentcomm.com How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors <div class="node-body blog-body">It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and death.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors#comments In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety System Design View from the Top Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50291 at http://urgentcomm.com Court releases redacted decision in FirstNet case; Rivada Mercury disagrees with criticisms of its proposal http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/court-releases-redacted-decision-firstnet-case-rivada-mercury-disagrees-criticisms-its- <div class="node-body article-body">Evaluators determined that Rivada Mercury’s proposal to build and maintain FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) was “risky” because of uncertainty surrounding third-party funding, teaming agreements and its wholesale-broadband-market business plan, according to a court ruling released last Friday. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/court-releases-redacted-decision-firstnet-case-rivada-mercury-disagrees-criticisms-its-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/court-releases-redacted-decision-firstnet-case-rivada-mercury-disagrees-criticisms-its-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:21:00 +0000 50011 at http://urgentcomm.com Officials promise preemption for public-safety subscribers across FirstNet and AT&T networks http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety subscribers in “opt in” states that accept the FirstNet deployment plan could have preemptive priority on FirstNet’s 700 MHz Band 14 network and throughout AT&T’s vast commercial networks by the end of the year, FirstNet and AT&T officials said yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 49971 at http://urgentcomm.com Judge rules for U.S. government in FirstNet court case, clearing path for expected AT&T award http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected <div class="node-body article-body">A federal judge rules against Rivada Mercury’s protest against the FirstNet procurement protest, a move that is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded the 25-year contract to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:49:00 +0000 49601 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions files lawsuits alleging that Hytera Communications' digital mobile radio (DMR) equipment and systems that leverage Motorola Solutions patents and trade secrets that were taken from the radio giant by three engineers who left the company to join Hytera Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets#comments DMR Enterprise Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:58:00 +0000 49571 at http://urgentcomm.com Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety communications networks. They will be even better, if they are integrated properly. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911#comments Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design View from the Top Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0000 49541 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: Judge hears oral arguments in Rivada Mercury lawsuit protesting FirstNet procurement http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-judge-hears-oral-arguments-rivada-mercury-lawsuit-protesting <div class="node-body article-body">Attorneys provided oral arguments today in Rivada Mercury’s lawsuit protesting the bidding team’s exclusion from the final stage of the FirstNet procurement process, bringing the case one step closer to a much-anticipated decision from U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Elaine Kaplan. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-judge-hears-oral-arguments-rivada-mercury-lawsuit-protesting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-judge-hears-oral-arguments-rivada-mercury-lawsuit-protesting#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:51:00 +0000 49471 at http://urgentcomm.com Alabama changes RFP deadline for public-safety LTE network to Jan. 31 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-changes-rfp-deadline-public-safety-lte-network-jan-31 <div class="node-body article-body">​Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) officials decide that vendors wanting to build a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) must submit proposals by Jan. 31, as opposed to the previous plan of waiting until after FirstNet announces the contractor for its nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-changes-rfp-deadline-public-safety-lte-network-jan-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/alabama-changes-rfp-deadline-public-safety-lte-network-jan-31#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000 48901 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet cybersecurity demands just one area that potential opt-out states should weigh carefully http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-cybersecurity-demands-just-one-area-potential-opt-out-states-should-weigh-carefully <div class="node-body blog-body">Many advocates of the opt-out alternative to FirstNet cite the option as a way for a state to exert greater control over the public-safety broadband network within its borders. There is no doubt that an opt-out decision would create much more work for a state, but the level of operational control may not be the kind that proponents envisioned.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-cybersecurity-demands-just-one-area-potential-opt-out-states-should-weigh-carefully" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-cybersecurity-demands-just-one-area-potential-opt-out-states-should-weigh-carefully#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:17:00 +0000 48851 at http://urgentcomm.com