Interoperability http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33521/more en Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet legislation took direct aim at unsuccessful past attempts at interoperability by mandating that the public-safety network be built to open, commercially available standards. A single FirstNet core ensures interoperability among the network-based applications that first responders will use to share voice, video and data.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:39:00 +0000 52811 at http://urgentcomm.com CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn discusses in-building coverage for public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications <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 for CritComm Insights, highlights some of the technical, financial and policy challenges associated with efforts to provide in-building coverage to first responders utilizing private LMR systems and public-safety LTE networks like FirstNet. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications" 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/2017/12/ken-rehbehnjpgcropdisplay1.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 12-01.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8931328">Ken Rehbehn podcast 12-01.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:51:00 +0000 52711 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet clarifies position on LTE core use in ‘opt-out’ states, says it also applies to ‘extended primary’ groups http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-clarifies-position-lte-core-use-opt-out-states-says-it-also-applies-extended-p <div class="node-body article-body">States or territories that achieve “opt-out” status must use the FirstNet LTE core network to provide broadband services to FirstNet public-safety users in both the “primary” and “extended primary” groups, according to information released recently by FirstNet and published on the organization’s web site.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-clarifies-position-lte-core-use-opt-out-states-says-it-also-applies-extended-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-clarifies-position-lte-core-use-opt-out-states-says-it-also-applies-extended-p#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:55:00 +0000 52671 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon: David Wiederecht discusses public safety's need for reliable network, interoperable competition http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw <div class="node-body video-body">David Wiederecht, director of Verizon’s public-safety solutions group, talks about the carrier’s network performance during recent disasters and potential first-responders benefits from competition among interoperable broadband offerings.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-david-wiederecht-discusses-public-safetys-need-reliable-netw#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:33:00 +0000 52571 at http://urgentcomm.com Unanswered questions loom as governors prepare to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ FirstNet choices http://urgentcomm.com/blog/unanswered-questions-loom-governors-prepare-make-opt-inopt-out-firstnet-choices <div class="node-body blog-body">Most governors have until Dec. 28 to make their "opt-in/opt-out" choices regarding FirstNet. Considerable information about FirstNet is available, but several key data points that could impact a governor's decision remain unknown as the 90-day decision clock ticks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/unanswered-questions-loom-governors-prepare-make-opt-inopt-out-firstnet-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/unanswered-questions-loom-governors-prepare-make-opt-inopt-out-firstnet-choices#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:57:00 +0000 52291 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon meets with FirstNet, but interoperability questions remain http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon officials had “very productive discussions” with FirstNet during the latter part of September, but it remains unclear whether users of Verizon’s announced public-safety broadband offering will be able to interoperate seamlessly and securely with subscribers on the FirstNet system being built and operated by AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:45:00 +0000 52281 at http://urgentcomm.com NTIA does not release state funding levels, pushing 90-day FirstNet ‘opt-in/opt-out’ deadline deeper into December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-does-not-release-state-funding-levels-pushing-90-day-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadli <div class="node-body article-body">Most governors will have at least until Dec. 21 to decide whether their states and territories will “opt-in” to FirstNet or pursue the “opt-out” option after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) yesterday failed to provide key funding information that would apply to an “opt-out” state.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-does-not-release-state-funding-levels-pushing-90-day-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-does-not-release-state-funding-levels-pushing-90-day-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-deadli#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:41:00 +0000 52171 at http://urgentcomm.com ESChat works with EF Johnson to provide push-to-talk-over-cellular functionality for DFW Airport http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport <div class="node-body article-body">​Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport personnel will be able to utilize the ESChat push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution to communicate with other PoC users and subscribers on the EF Johnson-built P25 network, according to ESChat President Josh Lober. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Transportation Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:05:00 +0000 52161 at http://urgentcomm.com Idaho becomes 20th state to “opt-in” to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/idaho-becomes-20th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Idaho the 20th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/idaho-becomes-20th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/idaho-becomes-20th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:35:00 +0000 52131 at http://urgentcomm.com Industry Spotlight on Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA and APAC http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac <div class="node-body blog-body">Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA (Middle East North Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific), discusses technological changes in the public-safety-communications industry. Bouri notes the importance of a "hybrid" network model—integrating LTE and LMR technologies—in this question-and-answer preview of the Critical Communications MENA show, which will be conducted on Sept. 25-26 in Dubai.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac#comments Interoperability View from the Top Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +0000 52121 at http://urgentcomm.com