Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en Hytera Communications deal for Sepura expected to close next week http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-deal-sepura-expected-close-next-week <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications plans to complete its $92 million deal to buy Sepura on May 24 after receiving favorable indications recently from regulators in Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), according to a joint statement from the companies released this week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-deal-sepura-expected-close-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-deal-sepura-expected-close-next-week#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding TETRA Hytera Thu, 18 May 2017 19:44:00 +0000 50491 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at http://urgentcomm.com T-Mobile leads bidding in FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction <div class="node-body article-body">T-Mobile, Dish Network and Comcast were the leading winners in the incentive spectrum auction that generated $19.8 billion in gross bids for 70 MHz of licensed 600 MHz airwaves, FCC officials announced today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction#comments Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 +0000 50201 at http://urgentcomm.com Former board member Paul Fitzgerald on FirstNet-AT&T deal: 'I like what I see and hear' http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear <div class="node-body blog-body">Paul Fitzgerald—the longtime sheriff of Story County, Iowa, and an outspoken member of the original FirstNet board in 2012—expresses support for the 25-year public-safety broadband agreement between FirstNet and AT&T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:44:00 +0000 50191 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet CEO, AT&T official provide further details about 25-year contract for first-responder network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont <div class="node-body article-body">ATT plans to provide “very aggressive” pricing for its FirstNet subscription packages, and the carrier has pledged $18 billion to ensure that the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) receives regular technological and coverage upgrades during the 25-year contract period, according to officials for AT&T and FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:48:00 +0000 50151 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T, FirstNet officials provide new perspectives on governors’ ‘opt-out’ decision process http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-provide-new-perspectives-governors-opt-out-decision-process <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T and FirstNet officials provide new details about information that governors should consider when deciding whether their states and territories should accept the FirstNet deployment plan or choose to pursue the “opt-out” alternative.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-provide-new-perspectives-governors-opt-out-decision-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-firstnet-officials-provide-new-perspectives-governors-opt-out-decision-process#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:03:00 +0000 50071 at http://urgentcomm.com Officials promise preemption for public-safety subscribers across FirstNet and AT&T networks http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety subscribers in “opt in” states that accept the FirstNet deployment plan could have preemptive priority on FirstNet’s 700 MHz Band 14 network and throughout AT&T’s vast commercial networks by the end of the year, FirstNet and AT&T officials said yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/officials-promise-preemption-public-safety-subscribers-across-firstn#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 49971 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, NTIA officials provide insights to ‘opt-out’ process on eve of award announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-ntia-officials-provide-insights-opt-out-process-eve-award-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">States and territories will have critical financial-obligation information regarding payments to FirstNet for the use of spectrum and core network assets as governors decide whether their states should pursue the ‘opt-out’ alternative to the nationwide FirstNet deployment, officials for FirstNet and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-ntia-officials-provide-insights-opt-out-process-eve-award-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-ntia-officials-provide-insights-opt-out-process-eve-award-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:03:00 +0000 49941 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet reschedules special board meeting for March 28, vote for AT&T procurement win still expected http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that its board will conduct a special meeting next Tuesday—a day earlier than previously announced—when a vote is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded with a 25-year deal to deploy and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:40:00 +0000 49671 at http://urgentcomm.com Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety communications networks. They will be even better, if they are integrated properly. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911#comments Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design View from the Top Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0000 49541 at http://urgentcomm.com