FCC commissioners vote to refine network-outage reports that must be filed to reflect the performance of legacy networks, in addition to exploring the idea that wireless carriers and commercial broadband providers with IP-based systems would be subject to similar requirements in the interest of public safety.
AT&T announces its plan to deploy a nationwide Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) that meets the core networking standards that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) must have to transition to next-generation 911 (NG911) that will enable text, data, video and photo communications, as well as emergency voice calls.
Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes Network Systems, talks about network-resiliency aspects of new federal legislation proposed by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), as well as the role that satellite can play in important initiatives such as next-generation 911 and FirstNet.
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Whether the purpose is to provide additional bandwidth capacity or redundant connectivity to a cell site, wireless backhaul solutions can be used to help public-safety agencies realize their requirements for reliable high-speed data throughput to support applications such as next-generation 911.
David Oberholzer, director of wireless business development for Fujitsu Network Communications, highlights the company’s roles in three of the five early-builder projects approved by FirstNet during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the CCA conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
As Pope Francis visited Philadelphia last weekend, law-enforcement personnel responsible for ensuring the pontiff’s safety had unprecedented access to real-time video and other key applications, thanks to the use of deployable public-safety LTE units provided by the state of New Jersey’s JerseyNet program.
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.
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.