System Operation http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32781/more en 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 FirstNet to play a ‘very, very significant’ role in AT&T plans for broadband, smart cities, IoT, exec says http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety communications is the focus of AT&amp;T’s deployment of the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), but the carrier giant also expects the initiative to generate key benefits in smart cities and other key growth areas beyond the first-responder community, according to an AT&T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation System Operation FCC NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:50:00 +0000 52701 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar emphasizes company’s commitment to public safety, touts disaster-response efforts http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T is committed to serving public-safety users that subscribe to FirstNet, which is illustrated by the carrier’s enhancements of its network, personnel and disaster-recovery efforts that have been tested in recent months, according to Chris Sambar, AT&T senior vice president for FirstNet. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-emphasizes-company-s-commitment-public-safety-touts-dis#comments Long-Term Evolution Base Stations Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Wide Area NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:19:00 +0000 52581 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon: David Wiederecht discusses public safety's need for reliable network, interoperable competition http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw <div class="node-body video-body">David Wiederecht, director of Verizon’s public-safety solutions group, talks about the carrier’s network performance during recent disasters and potential first-responders benefits from competition among interoperable broadband offerings.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:33:00 +0000 52571 at http://urgentcomm.com Pennsylvania hearing focuses on financial risks associated with FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania would pay almost $1 billion during the next 25 years to lease 700 MHz spectrum from FirstNet under an ‘opt-out’ scenario and likely would be obligated to pay billions more if its opt-out vendor is unable to meet all FirstNet technical and operational requirements in the future, according to panelists speaking during a state hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/pennsylvania-hearing-focuses-financial-risks-associated-firstnet-opt-out-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:25:00 +0000 52421 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris County officials detail communications impacts of unprecedented flooding in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane <div class="node-body article-body">​While the vast majority of public-safety LMR and LTE sites in Harris County, Texas, have remained operational since the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, unprecedented flooding from the event could result in multiple new policy and resource decisions in the future, according to county officials. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:11:00 +0000 52001 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 City of Houston P25 network maintains operation despite losing one site to post-Harvey flooding, official says http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici <div class="node-body article-body">​Houston continues its recovery efforts amid severe floods in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, but the city’s P25 network “stayed up and hummed through the whole thing,” despite losing one site to flooding and facing oil-replenishment challenges for backup generators, according to the city’s Deputy CIO Tom Sorley. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Public Safety State & Local Government System Maintenance Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:39:00 +0000 51961 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 PSAP personnel to receive priority, preemptive access on FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Dispatchers, call-takers and other personnel working in public-safety answering points will have priority access immediately to FirstNet—and preemptive access by the end of the year—FirstNet officials announce during the APCO 2017 show. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/psap-personnel-receive-priority-preemptive-access-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:03:00 +0000 51551 at http://urgentcomm.com