Bill Malone, executive director of the Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911), explains some of the functional benefits of the new public-safety LTE system, as well as near-term expansion plans, during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), discusses the PSAC’s evolving relationship with FirstNet and provides an overview of the committee’s key projects during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Expecting a lull in FirstNet activity with the recent departures of General Manager Bill D’Agostino and Chairman Sam Ginn? Think again. New Chairwoman Sue Swenson sets high expectations in many areas to maintain momentum toward a nationwide public-safety broadband network.
Juan Santiago, vice president of business development for Athena Wireless, describes the capabilities of the company’s LTE small-cell offerings for fixed indoor and outdoor environments, or to be embedded into other solutions to enable mobile connectivity.
Wim Brouwer, CTO of Alcatel-Lucent’s FirstNet team, explains his company’s recent demonstration of priority, preemption and quality-of-service functionality on a standards-based public-safety LTE network during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
WESTMINSTER, COLO.—FirstNet officials yesterday were outspoken in voicing their displeasure with an attempt by some vendors to establish a mission-critical-voice standard via the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) instead of going through 3GPP, the global standards body for LTE technology.
Brazil’s army extends its 700 MHz LTE trial to Rio de Janeiro as part of the country’s preparation for soccer’s World Cup and to provide strategic communications for the military as it attempts to combat crime in the region.