Policy http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32861/more en NIST releases initial list of 17 devices certified for use on FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/nist-releases-initial-list-17-devices-certified-use-firstnet-system <div class="node-body article-body">Devices from Apple, Samsung, Sonim Technologies and Netgear are on the initial list of certified devices that public-safety users can use on the FirstNet broadband system being deployed by AT&T, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/nist-releases-initial-list-17-devices-certified-use-firstnet-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/nist-releases-initial-list-17-devices-certified-use-firstnet-system#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:53:00 +0000 54471 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Mike Costa talks about new Capture video application for smartphones http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-mike-costa-talks-about-new-capture-video-application-smartphon <div class="node-body video-body">Mike Costa of Motorola Solutions describes the capabilities of the company's new Capture mobile camera application, which is designed to work on the new LEX L11, as well as any Android- or IoS-based smartphones. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-mike-costa-talks-about-new-capture-video-application-smartphon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-mike-costa-talks-about-new-capture-video-application-smartphon#comments Subscriber Devices Applications Policy Public Safety State & Local Government Video IWCE Motorola Solutions Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:10:00 +0000 54251 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Maryland’s cities-vs.-state battle about small-cell siting a microcosm for the U.S. http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-maryland-s-cities-vs-state-battle-about-small-cell-siting-microcosm-us <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-marylands-cities-vs-states-battle-microcosm-u-s/">Maryland&rsquo;s cities-vs.-state battle about small-cell siting a microcosm for the U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2018/03/why-cities-should-jump-chance-add-cell-towers-streetlights/146706/">Why cities should jump at the chance to add cell towers to streetlights</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-maryland-s-cities-vs-state-battle-about-small-cell-siting-microcosm-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-maryland-s-cities-vs-state-battle-about-small-cell-siting-microcosm-us#comments Policy Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:22:00 +0000 54221 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC commissioners express interest in redesignating public-safety 4.9 GHz band for commercial use http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners initiate a proceeding to examine potential new rules that might spur greater use of the 4.9 GHz spectrum band currently dedicated to public safety, including various spectrum-sharing schemes and the possibility of redesignating the airwaves for commercial use.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioners-express-interest-redesignating-public-safety-49-ghz-band-commercial-use#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Ad-Hoc Networks/Mesh Networking Critical Infrastructure Microwave Policy Public Safety FCC Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:05:00 +0000 54211 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 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 GWTCA: Andy Maxymillian and Alan Tilles outline organization's key initiatives, including smart-cities policy efforts http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-outline-organizations-key-initiatives-including-smart-ci <div class="node-body video-body">Government Wireless Technology and Communications Association (GWTCA) President Andy Maxymillian, left, and Alan Tilles outline some of the organization's key policy objectives, including effort designed to help local governments implement rules that that enable the deployment of ultra-dense networks needed to support 5G communications while protecting the interests of the government and its citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-outline-organizations-key-initiatives-including-smart-ci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-outline-organizations-key-initiatives-including-smart-ci#comments Cybersecurity Policy Training IWCE Tue, 06 Mar 2018 02:39:00 +0000 53861 at http://urgentcomm.com GWTCA: Andy Maxymillian and Alan Tilles discuss organization's direction, new board members http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-discuss-organizations-direction-new-board-members <div class="node-body video-body">Andy Maxymillian and Alan Tilles highlight the two-year growth of the Government Wireless Technology and Communications Association (GWTCA), including the organization's wireless-education initiatives and work with local governments as they seek to make key decisions associated with smart-community projects</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-discuss-organizations-direction-new-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-discuss-organizations-direction-new-board-members#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Policy State & Local Government IWCE Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:11:00 +0000 53841 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