Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33541/more en Motorola Solutions agrees to multiyear extensions on Airwave, ESN contracts in the UK http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts <div class="node-body article-body">United Kingdom (UK) public-safety agencies will be able to use the Airwave TETRA network through at least 2022 and Motorola Solutions-provided broadband services at least through 2024 on the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) system, according to separate statements issued today by the Home Office and Motorola Solutions. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:11:00 +0000 56561 at http://urgentcomm.com Richard Stanek named as vice chair of FirstNet board http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/richard-stanek-named-vice-chair-firstnet-board <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board veteran Richard Stanek is the new vice chair of the FirstNet board effective immediately, the FirstNet Authority announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/richard-stanek-named-vice-chair-firstnet-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/richard-stanek-named-vice-chair-firstnet-board#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:04:00 +0000 56551 at http://urgentcomm.com Virginia’s COMLINC: An example of a successful transition to a viable funding source http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source <div class="node-body blog-body">With state and locality budgets facing increased pressure, the prospects of transitioning equipment purchased and maintained with grant funds to a budget line item can appear bleak. However, with the correct approach, the odds of a successful transition can be greatly increased. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source#comments Funding Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government View from the Top Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:07:00 +0000 56501 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications provides two days of learning, discourse and networking http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-critical-lte-communications-provides-two-days-learning-discourse-and-networking <div class="node-body blog-body">IWCE will host its third annual Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 6-7 at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-critical-lte-communications-provides-two-days-learning-discourse-and-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-critical-lte-communications-provides-two-days-learning-discourse-and-networking#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Interoperability NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government All Things IWCE Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:36:00 +0000 56491 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: New Apple iPhones support operation on Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-new-apple-iphones-support-operation-band-14-spectrum-license <div class="node-body article-body">New iPhones announced by Apple this week are the device maker’s first products that support operation on 700 MHz Band 14—the spectrum licensed to FirstNet, which has contracted AT&T to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-new-apple-iphones-support-operation-band-14-spectrum-license" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-new-apple-iphones-support-operation-band-14-spectrum-license#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:59:00 +0000 56481 at http://urgentcomm.com Ed Horowitz named FirstNet chairman http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-horowitz-named-firstnet-chairman <div class="node-body article-body">Veteran FirstNet board member Ed Horowitz will be the new chairman for the authority that is tasked with the buildout and maintenance of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) that is being built by contractor AT&T, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-horowitz-named-firstnet-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-horowitz-named-firstnet-chairman#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:43:00 +0000 56421 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T closes deal for AlienVault, appoints CEO as head of new cybersecurity unit http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/att-closes-deal-alienvault-appoints-ceo-head-new-cybersecurity-unit <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T completes its acquisition of cybersecurity firm AlienVault and established a new cybersecurity-solutions unit that will be led by AlienVault CEO Barmak Meftah, who says he wants AT&T to “simplify” cybersecurity, especially in the critical-infrastructure sector.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/att-closes-deal-alienvault-appoints-ceo-head-new-cybersecurity-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/att-closes-deal-alienvault-appoints-ceo-head-new-cybersecurity-unit#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Security Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:17:00 +0000 56381 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety adoption of FirstNet spikes during the past month, according to AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet has seen a marked increase in public-safety agency adoption, with more than 1,000 subscribing to the service during the past month, according to officials from AT&T, which is tasked with building and maintaining the nationwide public-safety broadband network. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:04:00 +0000 56371 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions unveils Critical Connect interop service to link ASTRO 25, carrier PoC communications http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-critical-connect-interop-service-link-astro-25-carrier <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces the availability of Critical Connect, a cloud-based ISSI platform that is designed to support interoperability between public-safety agencies using ASTRO 25 and/or carrier-integrated push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services without the need to purchase ISSI equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-critical-connect-interop-service-link-astro-25-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-critical-connect-interop-service-link-astro-25-carrier#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:51:00 +0000 56351 at http://urgentcomm.com California county calls data throttling of firefighters ‘ridiculous,’ Verizon apologizes for 'process failure' http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon officials apologize for a “process failure” that caused a Santa Clara County fire department unit’s broadband data speeds to be throttled significantly multiple times this summer while the unit tried to coordinate resources from throughout the state to fight the worst wildfire in California history—an action characterized as "ridiculous" by a county official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government FCC NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:23:00 +0000 56301 at http://urgentcomm.com