Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en Samsung official shares company’s vision for public-safety communications in U.S. http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/samsung-official-shares-company-s-vision-public-safety-communication <div class="node-body article-body">First responders may utilize the computing power of a smartphone throughout the workday—in the field, in a vehicle, and in the station/office—to complete myriad tasks requiring connectivity in the foreseeable future, according to a Samsung official helping lead the company’s U.S. public-safety initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/samsung-official-shares-company-s-vision-public-safety-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/samsung-official-shares-company-s-vision-public-safety-communication#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:44:00 +0000 54401 at http://urgentcomm.com Even in its first year, FirstNet-AT&T partnership has a significant impact on public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication <div class="node-body blog-body">It has only been a year since AT&T was awarded with the nationwide FirstNet contract. For public safety, progress on the FirstNet LTE system is moving much faster than expected, driven largely by the decision to provide priority and preemption across all of AT&T’s commercial spectrum.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Test and Measurement IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:52:00 +0000 54331 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety groups seek federal funds to pay for next-gen 911 (NG911) upgrades http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/public-safety-groups-seek-federal-funds-pay-next-gen-911-ng911-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">Representatives of key public-safety organizations send a letter to Congressional leadership seeking “a significant federal grant program” to help pay to deploy IP-based, next-generation 911 (NG911) technology nationwide be included in the upcoming omnibus funding package being considered by federal lawmakers.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/public-safety-groups-seek-federal-funds-pay-next-gen-911-ng911-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/public-safety-groups-seek-federal-funds-pay-next-gen-911-ng911-upgrades#comments Analytics Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Video Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:53:00 +0000 54181 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris declares plan to protest Florida intent to award large P25 contract to Motorola Solutions http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-declares-plan-protest-florida-intent-award-large-p25-contract-motorola-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Harris informs the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) that it plans to protest the state’s recent intent to award Motorola Solution a contract to build a statewide P25 network that is expected to be worth more than $200 million, according to Harris officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-declares-plan-protest-florida-intent-award-large-p25-contract-motorola-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-declares-plan-protest-florida-intent-award-large-p25-contract-motorola-solutions#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Interoperability P25 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Harris Motorola Solutions Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:44:00 +0000 54171 at http://urgentcomm.com Sonim CEO: New devices likely to be ‘very heavily subsidized’ for FirstNet subscribers http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-ceo-new-devices-likely-be-very-heavily-subsidized-firstnet-sub <div class="node-body article-body">Expected subsidization from AT&amp;T could mean that FirstNet subscribers will pay little or no upfront money to purchase new Sonim Technologies devices—a development that is just part of the economics “sea change” happening within the industry, Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke said last week during IWCE 2018. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-ceo-new-devices-likely-be-very-heavily-subsidized-firstnet-sub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-ceo-new-devices-likely-be-very-heavily-subsidized-firstnet-sub#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:23:00 +0000 54141 at http://urgentcomm.com Florida selects Motorola Solutions to revamp statewide LMR system http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/florida-selects-motorola-solutions-revamp-statewide-lmr-system <div class="node-body article-body">Florida’s Department of Management Services publishes a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to Motorola Solutions to build a new statewide public-safety radio system to replace the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) operated by Harris.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/florida-selects-motorola-solutions-revamp-statewide-lmr-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/florida-selects-motorola-solutions-revamp-statewide-lmr-system#comments Land-Mobile Radio Funding Interoperability Public Safety State & Local Government Motorola Solutions Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:47:00 +0000 54131 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board approves process to make future investment decisions for nationwide network http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-process-make-future-investment-decisions-nationwide-network <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board members approve changes to the organization’s charter, which includes a new Investment Review Board within the Finance Committee that will spearhead how about $15 billion from contractor AT&T will be spent during the next 25 years.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-process-make-future-investment-decisions-nationwide-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-process-make-future-investment-decisions-nationwide-network#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:31:00 +0000 54101 at http://urgentcomm.com Network virtualization promises to play a key role in FirstNet offerings, future service innovations http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/network-virtualization-promises-play-key-role-firstnet-offerings-future-service-innova <div class="node-body article-body">Software-based networking advances are creating cost efficiencies and introducing flexible capabilities that let network providers like AT&T develop a service like FirstNet, which is being customized to meet first responders’ needs, according to IWCE 2018 panelists addressing the topic.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/network-virtualization-promises-play-key-role-firstnet-offerings-future-service-innova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/network-virtualization-promises-play-key-role-firstnet-offerings-future-service-innova#comments Long-Term Evolution Software Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:55:00 +0000 54091 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar projects accelerated FirstNet buildout—‘a lot faster’ than five years for most of U.S. http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-projects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-lot-faster-five- <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T already is deploying cell sites that operate on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet and expects to finish the buildout—covering 95% of the U.S. population—well before the contracted five-year contract period expires in most cases, according to the AT&amp;T executive heading the project. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-projects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-lot-faster-five-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-s-sambar-projects-accelerated-firstnet-buildout-lot-faster-five-#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 28 Feb 2018 02:46:00 +0000 53751 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T outlines financial terms of FirstNet deal in annual SEC filing http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-outlines-financial-terms-firstnet-deal-annual-sec-filing <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T will pay FirstNet $18 billion in sustainability payments during the next 25 years, and the company expects $15 billion of that total will be returned to AT&amp;T to pay for FirstNet upgrades, while less than $3 billion is projected to be used to fund FirstNet’s organizational operations, according to an AT&amp;T regulatory filing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-outlines-financial-terms-firstnet-deal-annual-sec-filing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-outlines-financial-terms-firstnet-deal-annual-sec-filing#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:22:00 +0000 53681 at http://urgentcomm.com