Top 5 stories: Week of Oct. 13 – 17
Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from the last week:
1) “Spot. Find. Fix. – Interference Techniques App Note” – RF interference is bound to increase and become more complex as wireless and broadcast services change and expand. This free white paper, presented by Anritsu, tells you how to resolve it.
2) “Pacific DataVision makes pitch for partners at EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit” – Pacific DataVision, led by former Nextel exec Morgan O’Brien, recently sketched out its plans for providing enhanced enterprise dispatch services. But it’s not looking to go it alone. “We’re a tiny national spectrum holder,” O’Brien said during the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit. “The logical thing is for us to partner in local markets with those of you who are in the markets with those of you who have the sites, the techs, the sales.”
3) “Newscan: New rules would protect cell-tower workers” – In the wake of 11 tower worker deaths so far this year, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that they are considering new safety rules, The Hill reported. “The cellphones in our pockets can’t come at the cost of a worker’s life,” says Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. This was one of several notable industry-related stories from last week.
4) “What’s in a name? For FirstNet, ‘public-safety entity’ definition is critical to system planning, business model” – Think FirstNet’s eventual definition of “public-safety entity” is a small matter in the development of the nationwide public-safety broadband network? IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson explains why it’s not.
5) “FirstNet is not a master of its own fate” – Andrew Seybold’s contributed piece about the external forces that are working against FirstNet continues to resonate with readers. Seybold is the CEO and principal analyst of Andrew Seybold Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif.