FCC http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33051/more en EWA unveils Cevo Go service, providing ‘instant’ spectrum coordination via smart device http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device <div class="node-body article-body">Conducting business via a smart device is commonplace in today’s world, be it ordering a pizza, buying a gift or completing bank transactions. Add certain frequency coordination to the list, thanks to Cevo Go, a new Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) service that lets users secure certified frequencies for single-site LMR systems in a matter of minutes. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device#comments Land-Mobile Radio Enterprise Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination EWA FCC Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:23:00 +0000 52391 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR demand in North America remains strong, Motorola Solutions CEO says http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems in North America “if anything, continues to go up,” despite media reports of declining LMR licensing activity in the United States, Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown says during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:22:00 +0000 51441 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 FCC approves order outlining criteria for review of FirstNet opt-out applications http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners unanimously approve a report and order that outlines the criteria that will be used by the agency in its interoperability review of applications by states choosing to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet and nationwide contractor AT&amp;T building the LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:41:00 +0000 51091 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC proposes FirstNet opt-out review process for consideration at June 22 meeting http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-firstnet-opt-out-review-process-consideration-june-22-meeting <div class="node-body article-body">States and territories pursuing the “opt-out” alternative would need to complete an FCC review process that the agency hopes to complete in 90 days, following a 60-day period that is designed to give states and territories time to prepare alternative plans, according to the FCC proposal that is scheduled for consideration at the June 22 commission meeting.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-firstnet-opt-out-review-process-consideration-june-22-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-firstnet-opt-out-review-process-consideration-june-22-meeting#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:49:00 +0000 50691 at http://urgentcomm.com SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public <div class="node-body blog-body">Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important during times of emergency. SMS/MMS messaging systems can help provide alerts during such critical moments, as well as improve information exchanges with the public on a day-to-day basis.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Citizen Engagement Disaster Response Public FCC View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:56:00 +0000 50211 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 FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911#comments NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 location-accuracy program set for third stage; Z-axis testing expected to begin later this year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year <div class="node-body article-body">Device-based hybrid solutions that utilize Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals appear to be the most promising to help locate people using a cell phone to call 911 from inside buildings within dense urban environments, according to initial results from the 911 Location Technologies Test Bed.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year#comments Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Personnel Tracking Public Safety Test and Measurement FCC Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:08:00 +0000 49321 at http://urgentcomm.com