Josh Lober, president and CEO at ESChat, discusses FirstNet’s recent certification of his company’s push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution and potential key topics to monitor in the PTT sector during the coming year.
Norman Speicher, a program manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, talks about the newly released Integration Handbook from the directorate’s Next Generation First Responder Program (NGFR). The Integration Handbook proposes a standardized platform that would establish a plug-and-play environment for first-responder broadband devices and applications.
TJ Kennedy, founder of The Public Safety Network and former FirstNet president, talks about his new company and the potential impact of the Internet of Life-Saving Things (IoLST), which will the subject of a session at IWCE 2018, which will be conducted March 5-9 in Orlando. For more information about IWCE 2018, visit www.iwceexpo.com.
Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization’s annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018.
Enterprise Wireless Alliance President and CEO Mark Crosby previews two IWCE 2018 sessions in which he will participate as a panelist—one examining the future of spectrum allocation and another exploring T-Band challenges for public-safety and business/industrial systems. Crosby also highlights EWA’s Cevo Go mobile frequency-coordination service and plans to expand educational offerings in cooperation.
Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst for CritComm Insights, highlights some of the technical, financial and policy challenges associated with efforts to provide in-building coverage to first responders utilizing private LMR systems and public-safety LTE networks like FirstNet.
Steve Elias, president of BAYCOM, talks about the company’s recent purchase of Communications Services of Wisconsin (CSW), which established BAYCOM as the largest Motorola dealer in Wisconsin. Elias also discusses key industry trends, including dealer consolidation and new personnel strategies in an ever-changing technological environment.
Preston Marshall, engineering director for the access division of Alphabet—the parent company of Google—talks about dynamic spectrum sharing, his opening keynote at IWCE 2017 and the March 30 all-day session entitled, “Building an Ecosystem for the CBRS Band.”