Top 5 stories: Week of Oct. 6 – 10
Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from the last week:
1) “FirstNet is not a master of its own fate” – Andrew Seybold, CEO and principal analyst of Andrew Seybold Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., asserts in this contributed piece that external forces are thwarting FirstNet in its mission to develop a nationwide public-safety broadband network. Several readers have also added their thoughts in the comment section of the story.
2) “Spot. Find. Fix. – Interference Techniques App Note” – This free white paper, presented by Anritsu, delves into the complex issue of RF interference and how to resolve it.
3) “FirstNet looks to issue final RFP by the end of 2015” – Amanda Hilliard, FirstNet’s director of outreach, said during an IWCE Urgent Communications webinar that FirstNet would hold an industry day for potential vendors early next year. She also said a final RFP could be out by the end of next year – or at least that’s the agency’s goal.
4) “Airbus DS Communications – formerly Cassidian Communications – put on the selling block” – News that Airbus DS Communications, which was still known as Cassidian Communications as recent as early August, is up for grabs is a story that continues into its third week as one of our most popular. Want to know more about what’s going on with Airbus DS Communications? Check out Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson’s recent podcast interview with the company’s president and CEO, Bob Freinberg.
5) “Broadband, wideband, narrowband: What’s the difference?” – This wireless communications 101 story lays out the basic differences in the three primary transition methods over the years and how they utilize spectrum. Best of all, there’s a handy analogy to explain it.