Policy http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32861/more en FirstNet board expected to get at least three new members, new leadership as early as August http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-expected-get-least-three-new-members-new-leadership-early-august <div class="node-body article-body">Significant changes in the FirstNet board could occur as early as next month, as National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator David Redl is expected to name at least three new members and a new chairperson for the body overseeing the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-expected-get-least-three-new-members-new-leadership-early-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-expected-get-least-three-new-members-new-leadership-early-august#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:06:00 +0000 55801 at http://urgentcomm.com German court sides with Motorola Solutions, says Hytera must recall and destroy infringing radios http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/german-court-sides-motorola-solutions-says-hytera-must-recall-and-destroy-infring <div class="node-body article-body">A German court has ruled that a subsidiary of Hytera Communications will have to recall and destroy all Hytera radios in Germany that infringed upon a Motorola Solutions patent that is designed to improve audio performance in portable and mobile radios, according to Motorola Solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/german-court-sides-motorola-solutions-says-hytera-must-recall-and-destroy-infring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/german-court-sides-motorola-solutions-says-hytera-must-recall-and-destroy-infring#comments Land-Mobile Radio Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:13:00 +0000 55771 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO, NPSTC offer different views about sharing 4.9 GHz with utilities, critical infrastructure http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit <div class="node-body article-body">Key public-safety organizations want the FCC to determine that public-safety communications in the 4.9 GHz spectrum should continue to be prioritized, but they express different opinions about the role that utilities and other critical-infrastructure entities should have in the band, according to recent filings with the FCC. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation APCO EWA FCC NPSTC Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:03:00 +0000 55741 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity remains lackluster during the first half of 2018, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat <div class="node-body article-body">Licensing activity for U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems generally has remained level with all-time-low pace established last year for both the public-safety and commercial sectors, according to information in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation FCC Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:04:00 +0000 55711 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Verizon, AT&T to other cities: Don’t use San Jose’s small-cell deployment model http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-verizon-att-other-cities-don-t-use-san-jose-s-small-cell-deployment-model <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-to-other-cities-don-t-use-san-jose-s-small-cell-deployment-model">Verizon, AT&amp;T to other cities: Don&rsquo;t use San Jose&rsquo;s small-cell deployment model</a></p> <p><a href="https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/106290656225884/2018-06-29%20-%20ATT%20Ex%20Parte%20-WT%2017-79.pdf">So, what the heck does 5G actually do? And is it worth what the carriers are demanding?</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-verizon-att-other-cities-don-t-use-san-jose-s-small-cell-deployment-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-verizon-att-other-cities-don-t-use-san-jose-s-small-cell-deployment-model#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Wed, 04 Jul 2018 17:15:00 +0000 55681 at http://urgentcomm.com Questions surround Hytera’s DMR future in U.S. after trade court finds infringement of Motorola Solutions patents http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/questions-surround-hytera-s-dmr-future-us-after-trade-court-finds-infringement-mo <div class="node-body article-body">China-based Hytera Communications’ ability to import and sell certain DMR equipment and software into the United States could be jeopardized later this year or early next year after U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) administrative law judge determines that Hytera has infringed on four Motorola Solutions patents.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/questions-surround-hytera-s-dmr-future-us-after-trade-court-finds-infringement-mo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/questions-surround-hytera-s-dmr-future-us-after-trade-court-finds-infringement-mo#comments DMR Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Wed, 04 Jul 2018 03:41:00 +0000 55661 at http://urgentcomm.com 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 AT&T must pay FCC $5.25 million, implement changes in settlement over two 911 outages last year http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/att-must-pay-fcc-525-million-implement-changes-settlement-over-two-911-outages-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T Mobility must pay $5.25 million to the FCC and adhere to a compliance plan designed help ensure that 911 calls are completed as part of a settlement to close the investigation into two 911 outages that the agency described as “preventable” and “unacceptable,” the FCC announced yesterday.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/att-must-pay-fcc-525-million-implement-changes-settlement-over-two-911-outages-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/att-must-pay-fcc-525-million-implement-changes-settlement-over-two-911-outages-last-year#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety Regulation FCC Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000 55601 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell-tower records http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-supreme-court-rules-warrant-needed-access-cell-tower-records <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-rules-that-warrant-is-needed-to-access-cell-tower-records/2018/06/22/4f85a804-761e-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4_story.html">Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell-tower records</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-supreme-court-rules-warrant-needed-access-cell-tower-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-supreme-court-rules-warrant-needed-access-cell-tower-records#comments Policy Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:10:00 +0000 55571 at http://urgentcomm.com CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn notes key next-gen solutions at Mission Critical Technologies event http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-notes-key-next-gen-solutions-mission-critical-tech <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst at CritComm Insights, highlights some of promising next-generation applications, devices and technologies demonstrated at the Mission Critical Technologies show in London during the second week of June. Rehbehn also cites a “turning point” in the use of private LTE, which could be provided via numerous business models. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/long-term-evolution/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-notes-key-next-gen-solutions-mission-critical-tech" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2018/06/ken-rehbehn-photo-06-19jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Ken Rehbehn podcast 2 on 06-19.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=7742464">Ken Rehbehn podcast 2 on 06-19.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-notes-key-next-gen-solutions-mission-critical-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-notes-key-next-gen-solutions-mission-critical-tech#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Video Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:31:00 +0000 55551 at http://urgentcomm.com