Long-Term Evolution

  • Sep 30, 2015

    Modern public-safety networks can support more than first responders 1

    Modern communications networks are making it possible for public-safety networks to more effectively support their traditional mission-critical requirements, while at the same time transforming government communications—whether it is municipal, statewide or regional—to support a range of additional public services....More
  • Sep 29, 2015

    FirstNet is sending out an invite (RFP). Will anyone come? 2

    By Andrew Seybold. FirstNet's final request for proposal (RFP) needs to structured to be friendly to commercial partner(s), because this public-safety broadband network is not a traditional federal acquisition. If FirstNet releases a request for proposal (RFP) that follows the draft RFP template, it is running a high risk of not being able to meet the mandate established by Congress....More
  • Sep 15, 2015

    Where will FirstNet be next 9/11? 6

    As we observed the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies last week, FirstNet officials were busy preparing for the release of a final RFP by the end of year. By the same time next year, we should know a lot more about the effort to build a nationwide broadband network for public safety—good or bad....More
  • Sep 10, 2015

    How to guarantee mission-critical multimedia for public-safety networks

    First responders will benefit from the situational awareness provided by real-time video and other multimedia applications, but it is important that public-safety agencies ensure that they design their networks properly to ensure that their networks have the appropriate capacity and reliability to be used in a mission-critical environment....More

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