System Design http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32761/more en Verizon preemption service ‘available’ to public-safety customers but not necessarily ‘enabled’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon has made preemptive access “available” across its network for public-safety customers and demonstrated that it works during this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in California, but the preemption functionality is being “enabled” only on a limited basis in other parts of the country, according to a Verizon spokesperson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:56:00 +0000 53301 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 Oregon, Washington issue joint RFP for potential FirstNet alternative RAN http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran <div class="node-body article-body">Oregon and Washington issue a joint request for proposal (RFP) seeking proposals from vendors willing to build and operate an alternative public-safety radio access network (RAN) in either state or both under an “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oregon-washington-issue-joint-rfp-potential-firstnet-alternative-ran#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:39:00 +0000 52411 at http://urgentcomm.com Connecticut becomes 14th state with an active procurement seeking alternative RAN bids for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Connecticut issues a request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario, making Connecticut the 14th state with an active procurement for an alternative-RAN vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/connecticut-becomes-14th-state-active-procurement-seeking-alternative-ran-bids-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:40:00 +0000 52331 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T CEO says FirstNet hardening will include ‘bunkering,’ ‘redundant perpetual backup power’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T plans to employ hardening approaches such as “bunkering” and “redundant perpetual backup power” within the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) to prevent the type of cell-site outages being experienced in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:56:00 +0000 52041 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar apologizes to NPSTC, describes core-to-core interoperability as a ‘slippery slope’ http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope <div class="node-body article-body">​Chris Sambar, AT&amp;T’s official leading the FirstNet effort, apologizes for comments about the public-safety-grade (PSG) definition, said AT&amp;T is committed to Band 14 deployment and outlined potential security concerns that core-to-core interoperability with Verizon or other carriers could cause for public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Operation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:02:00 +0000 51981 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 U.S. Senate passes ‘Kari’s Law’ legislation by unanimous consent http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent <div class="node-body article-body">United States senators approve “Kari’s Law” legislation—requiring the ability to direct-dial 911 on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent, greatly improving the potential for the bill to become law later this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/us-senate-passes-kari-s-law-legislation-unanimous-consent#comments Dispatch Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:14:00 +0000 51421 at http://urgentcomm.com