Funding en PSCR awards $38.5 million in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Funding Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NIST/PSCR Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 51001 at FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 The State of 911: Planning for the future with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 at FirstNet draft state plans expected to be delivered around June 19, AT&T 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at Hytera Communications completes acquisition of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Hytera PowerTrunk Thu, 25 May 2017 22:33:00 +0000 50601 at Massachusetts seeks bidders for potential public-safety RAN alternative to nationwide FirstNet system <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Hytera Communications deal for Sepura expected to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding TETRA Hytera Thu, 18 May 2017 19:44:00 +0000 50491 at Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 T-Mobile leads bidding in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 +0000 50201 at