Interoperability http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33521/more en 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 FirstNet will hold ‘opt-out’ states accountable to meeting network policies for 25 years, officials say http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici <div class="node-body article-body">​States and territories that seek to “opt-out” of FirstNet and build the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders must clear multiple statutory hurdles and be prepared for FirstNet’s ongoing oversight of its RAN operations for the next 25 years, according to FirstNet officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:52:00 +0000 52111 at http://urgentcomm.com Maryland becomes 19th state to ‘opt in’ to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/maryland-becomes-19th-state-opt-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&amp;T on behalf of his state, making Maryland the 19th U.S. state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/maryland-becomes-19th-state-opt-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/maryland-becomes-19th-state-opt-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:22:00 +0000 52101 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon exec shares carrier’s FirstNet interop goals, Band 14 device plans, why it did not bid against AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device- <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon hopes its planned public-safety network and applications will interoperate with the FirstNet system—even committing to including FirstNet 700 MHz Band 14 operations in Verizon devices—to give public safety a competitive option, but the carrier has yet to begin formal discussions with FirstNet, according to a Verizon official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device-#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:35:00 +0000 52081 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet is delivering more than we imagined http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined <div class="node-body blog-body">When Congress established FirstNet in 2012, many officials were worried that it charged with executing a big task with too few resources for a government agency to deliver. However, it now appears that FirstNet is delivering more than most imagined was possible.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-delivering-more-we-imagined#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:08:00 +0000 52071 at http://urgentcomm.com