System Installation http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32771/more en AT&T CEO expects accelerated FirstNet buildout, promises hardening, ‘ruthless preemption’ for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut <div class="node-body article-body">​AT&T expects to deploy the Band 14 FirstNet public-safety LTE network “much quicker” than the five-year schedule included in the request for proposals (RFP), and first-responder subscribers will have “ruthless preemption” access rights on the system, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-expects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-promises-hardening-rut#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Grids State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 23 May 2017 19:09:00 +0000 50541 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 What will happen at FirstNet during the next few years? Check out this timeline for potential answers http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-will-happen-firstnet-during-next-few-years-check-out-timeline-potential-answers <div class="node-body blog-body">With AT&T being awarded the 25-year contract to build the nationwide FirstNet system last week, here is a glimpse at the proposed milestones we may see during the next few years.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-will-happen-firstnet-during-next-few-years-check-out-timeline-potential-answers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-will-happen-firstnet-during-next-few-years-check-out-timeline-potential-answers#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:57:00 +0000 50101 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet staff ‘ready to go’ after contract award is made; board opts to decline resolution vote http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s staff says it is prepared to act quickly on tasks necessary to deploy a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) while eagerly anticipating a key court decision. Meanwhile, FirstNet board members opted against voting on a delegation resolution that had been on the agenda. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:03:00 +0000 49581 at http://urgentcomm.com Boston, BayRICS to court: Please decide FirstNet case, so network construction can begin ASAP http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc <div class="node-body article-body">A joint brief from the city of Boston and the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (BayRICS) asks a federal court to decide the protest lawsuit of the FirstNet procurement quickly, so deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network can begin as soon as possible. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/boston-bayrics-court-please-decide-firstnet-case-so-network-construc#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:00 +0000 49371 at http://urgentcomm.com All eyes on court as decision time approaches in FirstNet case http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case <div class="node-body blog-body">Next week, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is expected to receive the final written brief in the lawsuit filed by Rivada Mercury protesting the FirstNet procurement process. How long will it be until the court reaches a decision, which promises to impact the timing of FirstNet's deployment nationwide?</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/all-eyes-court-decision-time-approaches-firstnet-case#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0000 49271 at http://urgentcomm.com Trial network at Ohio State offers insights about potential benefits of FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi <div class="node-body article-body">​Two college football games at Ohio State University last fall provided law-enforcement users and a group of vendors an opportunity to assess the benefits—and some of the challenges—associated with a 700 MHz Band 14 LTE network dedicated to public safety in a difficult communications environment. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/trial-network-ohio-state-offers-insights-about-potential-benefits-fi#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:27:00 +0000 49231 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T expresses optimism about FirstNet prospect, might accelerate deployment with tax reform http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform <div class="node-body article-body">Top AT&T executives yesterday noted that the possibility of the carrier winning the nationwide FirstNet award is one of several “potentially very good things” that could happen this year. Another is tax reform that would lead to the telecom giant paying a lower corporate tax rate, allowing the company to invest the money necessary to accelerate the deployment of various initiatives, including the potential FirstNet buildout. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-expresses-optimism-about-firstnet-prospect-might-accelerate-deployment-tax-reform#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:53:00 +0000 49141 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet preparing network policies for nationwide contractor, opt-out states http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s technical staff has established a draft set of network policies that will be followed throughout the United States, whether the radio access network (RAN) is deployed by FirstNet’s nationwide contractor or by opt-out states, FirstNet officials said today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-preparing-network-policies-nationwide-contractor-opt-out-st#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:47:00 +0000 48791 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet contractor will not be announced by Nov. 1 target date, according to FirstNet CEO Poth http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-contractor-will-not-be-announced-nov-1-target-date-according-firstnet-ceo-poth <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet has made “significant progress” in the evaluation of proposals from bidding teams vying for the right to build and maintain a nationwide public-safety broadband network, but procurement process will extend “beyond the Nov. 1 target date for the award,” FirstNet CEO Mike Poth wrote in a blog published today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-contractor-will-not-be-announced-nov-1-target-date-according-firstnet-ceo-poth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-contractor-will-not-be-announced-nov-1-target-date-according-firstnet-ceo-poth#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:32:00 +0000 48341 at http://urgentcomm.com