Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en PSCR awards $38.5 million in public-safety-communications research grants http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announces that $38.5 million in grants have been awarded to fund 33 research-and-development projects that are designed to help determine future possibilities in a variety of first-responder communications technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-awards-385-million-public-safety-communications-research-grants#comments Applications Funding Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NIST/PSCR Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 51001 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 The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data <div class="node-body blog-body">How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet draft state plans expected to be delivered around June 19, AT&T exec says http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-draft-state-plans-expected-be-delivered-around-june-19-att-exec-says <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet plans to deliver draft state plans depicting the public-safety LTE deployment plans for each U.S. state and territory as part of contractor AT&T’s nationwide Band 14 700 MHz buildout on June 19, “give or take a day,” an AT&T executive says during a conference.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-draft-state-plans-expected-be-delivered-around-june-19-att-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-draft-state-plans-expected-be-delivered-around-june-19-att-exec-says#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:16:00 +0000 50641 at http://urgentcomm.com New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera Communications completes acquisition of Sepura http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-completes-acquisition-sepura <div class="node-body article-body">​China-based Hytera Communications announces that it completed the acquisition of the Sepura Group, ending the months-long saga for the $92 million all-cash purchase of the United Kingdom (UK)-based provider of TETRA products and solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-completes-acquisition-sepura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-completes-acquisition-sepura#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Hytera PowerTrunk Thu, 25 May 2017 22:33:00 +0000 50601 at http://urgentcomm.com Massachusetts seeks bidders for potential public-safety RAN alternative to nationwide FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative- <div class="node-body article-body">Massachusetts issues a request for response (RFR) that seeks input from vendors willing to build and maintain a statewide public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN), making it the seventh state to initiate a procurement designed to provide an “opt-out” alternative to the nationwide FirstNet deployment.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/massachusetts-seeks-bidders-potential-public-safety-ran-alternative-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 25 May 2017 19:42:00 +0000 50591 at http://urgentcomm.com 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