System Installation http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32771/more en MythBusters: A FirstNet edition http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Many things are being said about FirstNet, but not all of them are entirely accurate. Here's an attempt to clarify some potentially confusing statements that have been made about the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mythbusters-firstnet-edition#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:43:00 +0000 51111 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec says 5G deployments could ‘scale’ in 2019, discusses importance of FirstNet rollout http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll <div class="node-body article-body">​A decision by the 3GPP standards body could accelerate the potential standards-based, commercial 5G deployments by several months, with scaled 5G rollouts for fixed and mobile happening within two years, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Installation Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:19:00 +0000 51101 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality <div class="node-body blog-body">When ATT won the nationwide FirstNet contract, some expressed concern that the telecommunications giant could be so focused on its massive commercial business that the public-safety initiative would be overshadowed. FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson says early indications make her confident that the carrier has the proper public-safety-centric focus to build the public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:06:00 +0000 50981 at http://urgentcomm.com 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