Funding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32851/more en LA-RICS transfers public-safety LTE network assets to AT&T for FirstNet deployment http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-transfers-public-safety-lte-network-assets-att-firstnet-depl <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety LTE cell sites built by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) are transferred to AT&T, which is FirstNet’s contractor to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-transfers-public-safety-lte-network-assets-att-firstnet-depl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-transfers-public-safety-lte-network-assets-att-firstnet-depl#comments Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:39:00 +0000 55621 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T announce nationwide availability of subscriber-paid/BYOD offering http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of <div class="node-body article-body">Primary public-safety agencies with little or no budget to pay for their personnel to have broadband services can utilize a FirstNet subscriber-paid—or bring your own device (BYOD)—offering recently made available nationwide at 5,300 AT&amp;T retail stores and online outlets, according to an AT&amp;T official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-nationwide-availability-subscriber-paidbyod-of#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:51:00 +0000 55341 at http://urgentcomm.com IoT initiatives need good business cases, solution providers to ensure adoption, Avnet exec says http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/iot-initiatives-need-good-business-cases-solution-providers-ensure-adoption-avnet-ex <div class="node-body article-body">Enterprises seeking to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technology need clear business cases and vendors that provide end-to-end solutions with long-term support before they will be willing to adopt IoT, according to an executive from Avnet, a leading IoT company. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/iot-initiatives-need-good-business-cases-solution-providers-ensure-adoption-avnet-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/iot-initiatives-need-good-business-cases-solution-providers-ensure-adoption-avnet-ex#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Machine-to-Machine State & Local Government System Design Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:34:00 +0000 55301 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Swenson cites public-safety progress, points to future changes, potential business models http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change <div class="node-body article-body">​SAN DIEGO—Public-safety adoption of FirstNet is proceeding well during the first months of the first-responder network being available, and the pace of change within the sector could accelerate in the future, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-s-swenson-cites-public-safety-progress-points-future-change#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:10:00 +0000 55081 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T execs cite FirstNet progress, plans for rural deployments, 5G preparation http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-execs-cite-firstnet-progress-plans-rural-deployments-5g-preparat <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T plans to leverage its investment in FirstNet to expand its rural coverage, harden its network and prepare all of the carrier’s cell sites to support 5G services via software upgrades, according to AT&T executives. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-execs-cite-firstnet-progress-plans-rural-deployments-5g-preparat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-execs-cite-firstnet-progress-plans-rural-deployments-5g-preparat#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 23 May 2018 10:52:00 +0000 54931 at http://urgentcomm.com Tait Communications to alter company structure, seeks outside capital to pursue key initiatives http://urgentcomm.com/tait/tait-communications-alter-company-structure-seeks-outside-capital-pursue-key-initiatives <div class="node-body article-body">New Zealand-based LMR manufacturer Tait Communications will alter its governance structure, so the company can seek an estimated $20 million in outside capital to finance the pursuit of several growth opportunities, according to Tait Communications CEO Garry Diack. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tait/tait-communications-alter-company-structure-seeks-outside-capital-pursue-key-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tait/tait-communications-alter-company-structure-seeks-outside-capital-pursue-key-initiatives#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Funding P25 Public Safety Tait Wed, 16 May 2018 17:04:00 +0000 54841 at http://urgentcomm.com 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