FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino issues a statement clarifying the FirstNet position on the role that spectrum arbitrage will play in the FirstNet business model, noting that it will be part of the strategy, “but it’s not our only answer.”
Also: Verizon triples LTE capacity in major cities; NENA comments on FCC actions regarding 911 reliability; ReliOn unveils enhanced fuel-cell system; AT&T responds to call for spectrum-auction limits; SIA welcomes FCC evaluation of rules regarding use of mobile devices aboard aircraft.
With first-responder agencies getting information from multiple sources, physical security information management (PSIM) technology—first introduced about five years ago—can help them make sense of it all and enable quicker responses, according to Diamond Chaflawee, director of public-safety marketing for NICE Systems.
One of the first tasks that needs to be accomplished is for FirstNet staff to complete the evaluation of more than 300 responses to 11 RFIs that address potential solutions to myriad network, device and business-plan issues associated with the nationwide broadband system.
Cell phones leave location gaps for emergency services;
Lots of open issues pending for 600 MHz incentive auctions;
Spectrum-sharing deal with Pentagon near, broadcasters say;
Odom named policy director for FCC’s Rosenworcel;
FirstNet announces meeting for Dec. 17;
EWA questions Montana county’s waiver request;
Oklahoma 911 center mulls independence;
National 911 Program, NENA combine on 911 data report