NTIA/FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33121/more en FirstNet Vice Chairman Jeff Johnson resigns from Sonim Technologies board http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-vice-chairman-jeff-johnson-resigns-sonim-technologies-board <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet Vice Chairman Jeff Johnson has resigned from the board of Sonim Technologies amid conflict-of-interest questions, just days after being announced as a board member for the California-based manufacturer of rugged LTE devices. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-vice-chairman-jeff-johnson-resigns-sonim-technologies-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-vice-chairman-jeff-johnson-resigns-sonim-technologies-board#comments NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:37:00 +0000 54551 at http://urgentcomm.com Officials for AT&T, Nokia outline capabilities of upcoming MCPTT-compliant solutions http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/officials-att-nokia-outline-capabilities-upcoming-mcptt-compliant-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Voice services meeting the mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard developed by 3GPP—the body that oversees LTE development—will provide greater voice quality, performance and reliability than any push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offering available on the market today, according to officials from AT&T and Nokia.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/officials-att-nokia-outline-capabilities-upcoming-mcptt-compliant-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/officials-att-nokia-outline-capabilities-upcoming-mcptt-compliant-solutions#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Nokia Siemens Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:34:00 +0000 54521 at http://urgentcomm.com 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 Most expect eventual public-safety transition to MCPTT over LTE, but timing remains in doubt http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/most-expect-eventual-public-safety-transition-mcptt-over-lte-timing- <div class="node-body article-body">First responders are expected to begin utilizing mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT)-standard services over FirstNet and other LTE networks late this year, but industry representatives have myriad opinions about when MCPTT might supplant land-mobile-radio (LMR) as the solution for mission-critical voice communications.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/most-expect-eventual-public-safety-transition-mcptt-over-lte-timing-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/most-expect-eventual-public-safety-transition-mcptt-over-lte-timing-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:32:00 +0000 54421 at http://urgentcomm.com Samsung official shares company’s vision for public-safety communications in U.S. http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/samsung-official-shares-company-s-vision-public-safety-communication <div class="node-body article-body">First responders may utilize the computing power of a smartphone throughout the workday—in the field, in a vehicle, and in the station/office—to complete myriad tasks requiring connectivity in the foreseeable future, according to a Samsung official helping lead the company’s U.S. public-safety initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/samsung-official-shares-company-s-vision-public-safety-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/samsung-official-shares-company-s-vision-public-safety-communication#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:44:00 +0000 54401 at http://urgentcomm.com Cradlepoint evolves LTE router portfolio, management capability http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/cradlepoint-evolves-lte-router-portfolio-management-capability <div class="node-body article-body">Cradlepoint continues to enhance its LTE wireless-router portfolio while providing a cloud-based NetCloud network-management solution that can make it much easier for public-safety agencies to maintain and monitor their broadband connections, according to company officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/cradlepoint-evolves-lte-router-portfolio-management-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/cradlepoint-evolves-lte-router-portfolio-management-capability#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:47:00 +0000 54371 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety communications veterans launch FirstNet Association http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-communications-veterans-launch-firstnet-association <div class="node-body article-body">Longtime public-safety communications representatives announce the creation of the FirstNet Association, an organization that founders hope will provide a platform for end users and vendors to discuss issues associated with the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-communications-veterans-launch-firstnet-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-communications-veterans-launch-firstnet-association#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:34:00 +0000 54361 at http://urgentcomm.com Even in its first year, FirstNet-AT&T partnership has a significant impact on public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication <div class="node-body blog-body">It has only been a year since AT&T was awarded with the nationwide FirstNet contract. For public safety, progress on the FirstNet LTE system is moving much faster than expected, driven largely by the decision to provide priority and preemption across all of AT&T’s commercial spectrum.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Test and Measurement IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:52:00 +0000 54331 at http://urgentcomm.com Sonim CEO: New devices likely to be ‘very heavily subsidized’ for FirstNet subscribers http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-ceo-new-devices-likely-be-very-heavily-subsidized-firstnet-sub <div class="node-body article-body">Expected subsidization from AT&amp;T could mean that FirstNet subscribers will pay little or no upfront money to purchase new Sonim Technologies devices—a development that is just part of the economics “sea change” happening within the industry, Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke said last week during IWCE 2018. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-ceo-new-devices-likely-be-very-heavily-subsidized-firstnet-sub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-ceo-new-devices-likely-be-very-heavily-subsidized-firstnet-sub#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:23:00 +0000 54141 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