NPSTC http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33111/more en AT&T CEO says FirstNet hardening will include ‘bunkering,’ ‘redundant perpetual backup power’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T plans to employ hardening approaches such as “bunkering” and “redundant perpetual backup power” within the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) to prevent the type of cell-site outages being experienced in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:56:00 +0000 52041 at http://urgentcomm.com Cash-strapped public-safety agencies adopting non-P25 technologies with increasing frequency, NPSTC says http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ <div class="node-body article-body">​An increasing number of public-safety agencies—particularly those with smaller budgets and/or located in rural areas—are opting for land-mobile-radio technologies other than P25, according to John Lenihan, chairman of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) interoperability committee. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability P25 Public Safety NPSTC Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000 52031 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 State RFPs for FirstNet highlight intriguing issues for public safety’s 700 MHz narrowband spectrum http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-rfps-firstnet-highlight-intriguing-issues-public-safety-s-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum <div class="node-body blog-body">Many in public safety have expressed resistance to the notion that some states are exploring the notion of migrating 700 MHz public-safety narrowband spectrum to broadband use, citing legitimate concerns. But the reality is that public safety needs to examine all options to better utilize this band, or it could risk losing this very valuable spectrum. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-rfps-firstnet-highlight-intriguing-issues-public-safety-s-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-rfps-firstnet-highlight-intriguing-issues-public-safety-s-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum#comments Policy FCC NPSTC Urgent Matters Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:54:00 +0000 48121 at http://urgentcomm.com Three years after its creation, it is time for FirstNet to begin making key decisions http://urgentcomm.com/blog/three-years-after-its-creation-it-time-firstnet-begin-making-key-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body">Three years after being established by Congress, FirstNet has not made as much deployment progress as many public-safety and industry officials had hoped. However, most of the main components appear to be in place, so 2015 should see the FirstNet board make key decisions about the much-anticipated nationwide broadband network for first responders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/three-years-after-its-creation-it-time-firstnet-begin-making-key-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/three-years-after-its-creation-it-time-firstnet-begin-making-key-decisions#comments 3GPP Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation NPSTC Urgent Matters Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:32:00 +0000 33651 at http://urgentcomm.com Crystal ball for mission-critical voice over LTE timeline certainly not crystal clear http://urgentcomm.com/blog/crystal-ball-mission-critical-voice-over-lte-timeline-certainly-not-crystal-clear <div class="node-body blog-body">“When will LTE be a viable option for mission-critical voice for my first responders?” may well be the most vexing question regarding public-safety communications today, but a variety of factors have conspired to make it difficult for decision makers to estimate an accurate timeline today.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/crystal-ball-mission-critical-voice-over-lte-timeline-certainly-not-crystal-clear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/crystal-ball-mission-critical-voice-over-lte-timeline-certainly-not-crystal-clear#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 28641 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR attendees debate LMR plans in the face of progress toward mission-critical voice over LTE http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-attendees-debate-lmr-plans-face-progress-toward-mission-critical-voice-over-lte <div class="node-body article-body">Standards for mission-critical push-to-talk functionality on an LTE network are scheduled to be completed in less than two years. Panelists and attendees at the PSCR stakeholders conference discussed whether the timeline should impact potential investments in LMR systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-attendees-debate-lmr-plans-face-progress-toward-mission-critical-voice-over-lte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-attendees-debate-lmr-plans-face-progress-toward-mission-critical-voice-over-lte#comments 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:02:00 +0000 28631 at http://urgentcomm.com Brighton Police: Jeremy King highlights in-car capabilities enabled by Adams County LTE system http://urgentcomm.com/law-enforcement/brighton-police-jeremy-king-highlights-car-capabilities-enabled-adams-county-lte-sys <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Jeremy King, assistant director of information technology for the city of Brighton, Colo., details the the enhanced functionality that police officers have as the Adams County LTE system becomes operational.</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/Jeremy King podcast_0.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=3838454">Jeremy King podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/law-enforcement/brighton-police-jeremy-king-highlights-car-capabilities-enabled-adams-county-lte-sys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/law-enforcement/brighton-police-jeremy-king-highlights-car-capabilities-enabled-adams-county-lte-sys#comments Law Enforcement Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NPSTC Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:16:00 +0000 28591 at http://urgentcomm.com NPSTC releases document describing ‘public-safety-grade’ requirements for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/npstc-releases-document-describing-public-safety-grade-requirements-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">The National Public-Safety Telecommunications Council releases its much-anticipated guidelines describing public-safety-grade (PSG) communications, which are expected to be used by FirstNet as the organization attempts to build a nationwide broadband network for first responders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/npstc-releases-document-describing-public-safety-grade-requirements-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/npstc-releases-document-describing-public-safety-grade-requirements-firstnet#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 27 May 2014 12:11:00 +0000 28201 at http://urgentcomm.com Panel: Politics, funding are the biggest obstacles to interoperability http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/panel-politics-funding-are-biggest-obstacles-interoperability <div class="node-body article-body">Interoperability remain a challenge for first responders in the United States, but it is politics and funding--not technology--that are the problems, according to panelists speaking during a webinar hosted by IWCE's Urgent Communications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/panel-politics-funding-are-biggest-obstacles-interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/panel-politics-funding-are-biggest-obstacles-interoperability#comments Interoperability Interoperability APCO NENA NPSTC Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:25:00 +0000 23141 at http://urgentcomm.com