During a wide-ranging discussion at IWCE, FirstNet board members Charles Dowd and Jeff Johnson spoke about the general manager selection process, network requirements, network access and partnerships, usage of existing public-safety assets, network design process, a listening tour and FirstNet milestones.
The end of yet another International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is upon us — the 10th IWCE that I’ve attended. While the name of the show remains the same, both the show and the wireless industry it serves have undergone amazing transformations during this period.
By Peter Mills — In the wake of Sandy, one lesson has been reinforced: we simply cannot rely on commercial carriers to be able to handle critical emergency alerting. The best alternative is still a voice-based pager that is rugged with batteries that are standard, so they can easily be replaced off the shelf.