System Design http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32761/more en 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 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 Huawei: Nermin Mohamed highlights features of company's end-to-end networking approach http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/huawei-nermin-mohamed-highlights-features-companys-end-end-networking-approach <div class="node-body video-body">Nermin Mohamed, Huawei's vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how Huawei leverages myriad networking technologies to provide operators with an overall solution that is designed to maximize performance, reliability and flexibility. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/huawei-nermin-mohamed-highlights-features-companys-end-end-networking-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/huawei-nermin-mohamed-highlights-features-companys-end-end-networking-approach#comments Enterprise Interoperability Network Management Software System Design Wireless Networks Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:09:00 +0000 50671 at http://urgentcomm.com Radvisory 5G: Keith Radousky discusses alternative strategies for densification of wireless sites http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/radvisory-5g-keith-radousky-discusses-alternative-strategies-densification-wirel <div class="node-body video-body">Keith Radousky, president of Radvisory 5G, outlines how myriad technologies can be leveraged to provide broadband wireless connectivity via cell sites in nontraditional locations, such as on the rooftops of low-rise buildings. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/radvisory-5g-keith-radousky-discusses-alternative-strategies-densification-wirel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/radvisory-5g-keith-radousky-discusses-alternative-strategies-densification-wirel#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Tower & Site Coverage & Interference Enterprise System Design Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:28:00 +0000 50661 at http://urgentcomm.com EJL Wireless Research: Earl Lum discusses the future of in-building coverage for public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/building/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-discusses-future-building-coverage-public-safety-communicati <div class="node-body video-body">Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, outlines some of the challenges facing vendors, governments and building owners as they try to support public safety's in-building communications needs for LMR and LTE systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-discusses-future-building-coverage-public-safety-communicati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/ejl-wireless-research-earl-lum-discusses-future-building-coverage-public-safety-communicati#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Mon, 29 May 2017 22:13:00 +0000 50611 at http://urgentcomm.com Massachusetts seeks bidders for potential public-safety RAN alternative to nationwide FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative- <div class="node-body article-body">Massachusetts issues a request for response (RFR) that seeks input from vendors willing to build and maintain a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), making it the seventh state to initiate a procurement designed to provide an “opt-out” alternative to the nationwide FirstNet deployment.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 25 May 2017 19:42:00 +0000 50591 at http://urgentcomm.com 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