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News and information related to the nationwide broadband communications network for first responders that is being designed and built under the auspices of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) an entity with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

  • Nov 21, 2014
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    451 Research: Ken Rehbehn discusses benefits of active antennas in LTE networks

    Ken Rehbehn, principal mobile analyst at 451 Research, explains the pros and cons of LTE operators deploying active antennas--as well as their applicability in a public-safety broadband network like FirstNet--during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 20, 2014
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    Netscout: John English highlights company's network-management, user-experience capabilities for FirstNet

    John English, product line manager for NetScout, talks about the company's ability to provide network-management information to an LTE operator like FirstNet, as well as user-experience data to subscribers to ensure that service-level-agreement (SLA) benchmarks are being met. English spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 20, 2014
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    AOptix: Amit Khetawat discusses company's high-bandwidth backhaul capabilities to meet public-safety deployable needs

    Amit Khetawat, director of products for AOptix Technologies, talks about the ability for his company's wireless backhaul technology--using a combination of free-space optics and millimeter-wave technologies--to deliver at least 2 GB/s backhaul throughput, even in situations that require quick setups times. Khetawat made the comments during a conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 13, 2014
    Commentary

    Differences on ‘public-safety entity’ definition may be addressable by FirstNet 1

    In recent filings with FirstNet regarding the definition of a "public-safety entity" that would be eligible for priority-access consideration, commercial wireless carrier AT&T and utilities associations approach the matter very differently, but their final conclusions include a lot of similarities....More
  • Nov 3, 2014
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    Dali Wireless: Gary Spedaliere highlights features of company's digital DAS solution

    Gary Spedaliere, senior director of technical sales for Dali Wireless, describes the features of the company's flexible digital DAS solution during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the recent HetNet Expo in Chicago....More

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