Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33541/more en 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 AT&T inks new site-lease deal with Crown Castle, cites benefits for FirstNet, 5G deployments http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-inks-new-site-lease-deal-crown-castle-cites-benefits-firstnet-5g <div class="node-body article-body">​AT&T announces that it has signed an agreement with Crown Castle—one of the leading tower companies in the U.S.—that will “streamline” deployment on thousands of existing and new sites to accelerate the carrier’s efforts to build FirstNet and 5G systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-inks-new-site-lease-deal-crown-castle-cites-benefits-firstnet-5g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-inks-new-site-lease-deal-crown-castle-cites-benefits-firstnet-5g#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:49:00 +0000 54511 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 FirstNet, AT&T announce public-safety LTE core; AT&T exec dismisses Verizon interoperability concerns http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-public-safety-lte-core-att-exec-dismisses-veri <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that nationwide contractor AT&T has delivered upon its promise to complete a dedicated public-safety LTE evolved packet core to serve FirstNet’s subscribers on schedule, while a key AT&T official dismisses concerns of communications issues between FirstNet and Verizon subscribers.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-public-safety-lte-core-att-exec-dismisses-veri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-public-safety-lte-core-att-exec-dismisses-veri#comments Long-Term Evolution Applications Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wed, 28 Mar 2018 03:32:00 +0000 54281 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon announces launch of its public-safety LTE core http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-announces-launch-its-public-safety-lte-core <div class="node-body article-body">First-responder subscribers to Verizon will have their traffic managed through a dedicated public-safety LTE core that will become operational this week, the telecom carrier announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-announces-launch-its-public-safety-lte-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-announces-launch-its-public-safety-lte-core#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:12:00 +0000 54271 at http://urgentcomm.com