System Operation http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32781/more en 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 FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by mid-December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety organizations in certain states could begin using a prioritized FirstNet service on AT&T’s commercial network very soon, if their governors decide to accept the initial state plans delivered today by FirstNet that outline the deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:36:00 +0000 51061 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T share more details about fees, operations as state-plan release date approaches http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials are working to finalize the fees that states and territories would pay to use the FirstNet LTE core and FirstNet’s licensed 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum in a potential opt-out scenario, but it is not certain whether these figures will be included in the state plans that could be delivered as early as next week, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-share-more-details-about-fees-operations-state-plan-rel#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:00 +0000 51041 at http://urgentcomm.com ITEC: Walt Magnussen talks about CAUSE V, Winter Institute events during the upcoming year http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea <div class="node-body video-body">Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), talks about the fifth annual Canada-United States Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) that is scheduled for November along the U.S.-Canada border near Washington state. ITEC will host its next Winter Institute in February 2018. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea#comments Disaster Response Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement DHS Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:02:00 +0000 49781 at http://urgentcomm.com Dallas to increase staffing at PSAP after 911-related deaths, agrees alleged ‘ghost’ calls not the problem http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem <div class="node-body article-body">After blaming T-Mobile “ghost” calls for months of delays in answering 911 calls—delays that reportedly contributed to two deaths last week—the city of Dallas acknowledges that the problem was caused by people hanging up and redialing when their emergency calls were not answered in a timely manner. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Policy PSAP State & Local Government System Operation Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:43:00 +0000 49591 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911#comments NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at http://urgentcomm.com