System Design http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32761/more en 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 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