Regional Coordination http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32871/more en States of Washington, Oregon announce plans to issue joint RFP to explore FirstNet alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/states-washington-oregon-announce-plans-issue-joint-rfp-explore-firstnet-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">Governors for the states of Washington and Oregon have announced that they will issue a joint request for proposals (RFP) asking bidders to submit proposals to build and maintain an alternative radio access network (RAN) for FirstNet under a potential “opt-out” scenario.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/states-washington-oregon-announce-plans-issue-joint-rfp-explore-firstnet-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/states-washington-oregon-announce-plans-issue-joint-rfp-explore-firstnet-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:08:00 +0000 52311 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar apologizes to NPSTC, describes core-to-core interoperability as a ‘slippery slope’ http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope <div class="node-body article-body">​Chris Sambar, AT&amp;T’s official leading the FirstNet effort, apologizes for comments about the public-safety-grade (PSG) definition, said AT&amp;T is committed to Band 14 deployment and outlined potential security concerns that core-to-core interoperability with Verizon or other carriers could cause for public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Operation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:02:00 +0000 51981 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity at all-time low levels, according to FCC’s online database http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for spectrum to support U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) networks is at its lowest level since 2001, with the number of license approvals projected to drop by more than 50% since the 2013 narrowbanding deadline and by more than 40% during the past two years, according to statistics from the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) online database. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Rebanding EWA FCC Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:16:00 +0000 51321 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC maintains possibility of 6.25 kHz mandate with denial of waiver request http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request <div class="node-body article-body">LMR radio manufacturers must continue to build subscriber radios that are capable of operating on 6.25 kHz channels—or equivalent—below 512 MHz, the FCC rules in denying a waiver request from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regional Planning Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:51:00 +0000 51161 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec says 5G deployments could ‘scale’ in 2019, discusses importance of FirstNet rollout http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll <div class="node-body article-body">​A decision by the 3GPP standards body could accelerate the potential standards-based, commercial 5G deployments by several months, with scaled 5G rollouts for fixed and mobile happening within two years, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/att-exec-says-5g-deployments-could-scale-2019-discusses-importance-firstnet-roll#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Installation Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:19:00 +0000 51101 at http://urgentcomm.com Redl discusses FirstNet, spectrum sharing during nomination hearing for NTIA post http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post <div class="node-body article-body">​David Redl, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), pledged during his nomination hearing to maximize use of federal-government spectrum and help ensure a successful FirstNet deployment, if he is confirmed to serve in the post. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post#comments Long-Term Evolution Crash Avoidance Systems NG-911 Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:44:00 +0000 50961 at http://urgentcomm.com T-Mobile leads bidding in FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-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="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/t-mobile-leads-bidding-fcc-s-600-mhz-incentive-auction#comments Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Funding Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 +0000 50201 at http://urgentcomm.com Alphabet: Preston Marshall discusses dynamic spectrum sharing, presentations at IWCE 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Preston Marshall, engineering director for the access division of Alphabet—the parent company of Google—talks about dynamic spectrum sharing, his opening keynote at IWCE 2017 and the March 30 all-day session entitled, “Building an Ecosystem for the CBRS Band.”</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta" 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/2017/03/marshallpreston.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/Preston Marshall podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=4758016">Preston Marshall podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta#comments Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:46:00 +0000 49631 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada claims Altan won Mexico's Red Compartida award ‘through improper and perhaps criminal means’ http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-claims-altan-won-mexicos-red-compartida-award-through-improper-and-perhaps-criminal-me <div class="node-body article-body">A South Carolina federal court this week cleared the path for Rivada Networks to depose Richard Keith, a South Carolina consultant whose testimony is expected to support Rivada’s allegations that the winning Altan consortium bid for the Mexico government’s Red Compartida network was prepared in violation of Mexican law. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-claims-altan-won-mexicos-red-compartida-award-through-improper-and-perhaps-criminal-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-claims-altan-won-mexicos-red-compartida-award-through-improper-and-perhaps-criminal-me#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:59:00 +0000 48821 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada will not bid on state RFPs until FirstNet announces nationwide contractor, co-CEO Ganley says http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-will-not-bid-state-rfps-until-firstnet-announces-nationwide-c <div class="node-body article-body">Rivada Networks and Rivada Mercury will not consider submitting bids in response to any current or future state requests for proposals (RFPs) to build public-safety LTE radio access networks (RANs) until after FirstNet announces the winner of its nationwide RFP sometime next month, according to Rivada Networks co-CEO Declan Ganley. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-will-not-bid-state-rfps-until-firstnet-announces-nationwide-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-will-not-bid-state-rfps-until-firstnet-announces-nationwide-c#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:56:00 +0000 48161 at http://urgentcomm.com