Technology http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/6786/more en Verizon skips California RFP bid, claims FirstNet, AT&T are ‘rigging the game’ http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon reverses its public stance and does not bid on California’s procurement seeking an alternative vendor to FirstNet in a potential “opt-out” scenario, citing “onerous” mandates from FirstNet and claiming that FirstNet and contractor AT&T are “rigging the game to stifle true competition.”</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-skips-california-rfp-bid-claims-firstnet-att-are-rigging-game#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 09 Dec 2017 03:54:00 +0000 52791 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire committee report outlines regulatory, financial risks associated with ‘opt-out’ decision http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-committee-report-outlines-regulatory-financial-risks-associated <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire should require that Rivada Networks—the state’s choice to build an alternative network to FirstNet--provide bonding or other financial assurances to protect the state from potential risks and penalties in an “opt-out” scenario, according to a report prepared by a state committee reviewing “opt-out” implications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-committee-report-outlines-regulatory-financial-risks-associated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-committee-report-outlines-regulatory-financial-risks-associated#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:41:00 +0000 52781 at http://urgentcomm.com Tualatin Valley: Chief Mike Duyck discusses technology's impact on fire service http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/tualatin-valley-chief-mike-duyck-discusses-technologys-impact-fire-service <div class="node-body video-body">Chief Mike Duyck of Tualatin Valley (Ore.) Fire & Rescue, explains how technological improvements provide firefighters with data-driven tools that make them more effective, particularly by providing unprecedented situational awareness before and during an incident. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/tualatin-valley-chief-mike-duyck-discusses-technologys-impact-fire-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/tualatin-valley-chief-mike-duyck-discusses-technologys-impact-fire-service#comments Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Fire/EMS Tracking, Monitoring & Control Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:10:00 +0000 52771 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire becomes the first state to announce plans to pursue FirstNet ‘opt-out’ alternative http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body article-body">New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announces that his state will pursue the FirstNet “opt-out” alternative with Rivada Networks building and maintaining the LTE radio access network instead of AT&T, resulting in New Hampshire becoming the first state to make an “opt-out” announcement.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-announce-plans-pursue-firstnet-opt-out-alternative#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:44:00 +0000 52761 at http://urgentcomm.com New Hampshire committee conducts final meeting, preparing final report on FirstNet ‘opt-out’ risks for governor http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-conducts-final-meeting-preparing-final-report-firstnet-opt-out- <div class="node-body article-body">A New Hampshire committee tasked with assessing the various risks associated with the state pursuing a potential FirstNet “opt-out” scenario completed its deliberations on Tuesday, and a report of the committee’s findings—without a recommendation—will be delivered to Gov. Chris Sununu, who must make his decision by Dec. 28. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-conducts-final-meeting-preparing-final-report-firstnet-opt-out-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/new-hampshire-committee-conducts-final-meeting-preparing-final-report-firstnet-opt-out-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:51:00 +0000 52731 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera sues Motorola Solutions for anticompetitive behavior, hampering access to dealers http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications files a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Motorola Solutions is maintaining its monopoly in the land-mobile-radio (LMR) sector by engaging in anticompetitive practices, such as forcing dealers to stop offering Hytera products and filing “sham litigation” against Hytera.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Public Safety Standards Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:55:00 +0000 52721 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 Ohio becomes 33rd state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ohio-becomes-33rd-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Ohio officials announce that the state has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Ohio the 33rd state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ohio-becomes-33rd-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ohio-becomes-33rd-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:42:00 +0000 52691 at http://urgentcomm.com Vermont becomes 32nd state to make FirstNet ‘opt-in’ announcement http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/vermont-becomes-32nd-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Vermont Gov. Phil Scott 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 Vermont the 32nd state—not including two territories—to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/vermont-becomes-32nd-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/vermont-becomes-32nd-state-make-firstnet-opt-announcement#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:52:00 +0000 52681 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