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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).

  • Aug 27, 2015
    audio

    Oku Solutions: David Witkowski outlines highlights of LTE test & measurement webinar (available on demand)

    David Witkowski, chief solutions architect for Oku Solutions, highlights some of the topics he covered during Wednesday's online learning session "Testing and Measurement of LTE Technologies," including the role that LMR radio shops will play in FirstNet and tools that can be used to ensure that public-safety agencies get the coverage and throughput from an LTE provider (be it FirstNet or a commercial carrier) that they paid for....More
  • Aug 27, 2015
    Commentary

    Testing your LTE network is vitally important

    In IWCE’s online College of Technology webinar presented by David Witkowski of OKU Solutions, attendees can explore the testing and measuring LTE system coverage, capacity and performance. The webinar is available on demand....More
  • Aug 25, 2015
    Commentary

    Cybersecurity could be the biggest challenge for FirstNet, next-gen 911 1

    Industry engineers are making great progress developing IP-based solutions that address the myriad functionality needs of public safety and critical-infrastructure entities more efficiently. Whether they can develop solutions that also lower the risk of problems caused by software glitches and cyberattacks is a bigger question....More
  • Aug 25, 2015
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Hughes: Tony Bardo says satellite no longer 'old, slow and expensive'

    Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes Network Systems, explains how the company's Spaceway satellite solution can provide the backhaul needed to support public-safety LTE, such as when deployable systems are leveraged in areas outside of the fixed terrestrial network....More
  • Aug 20, 2015
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Oceus Networks: James Patterson discusses company's role in New Jersey deployable LTE project

    James Patterson, vice president of public and federal solutions for Oceus Networks, details some of the design and engineering challenges associated with the deployable LTE sites—both systems on wheels (SOWs) and cells on wheels (COWs)—being leveraged in the New Jersey public-safety LTE system, which is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30....More

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