Improving indoor 911 service is identified as one reason why FCC commissioners approve rules that could let wireless operators like Sprint, T-Mobile and others bid on certain spectrum in the 600 MHz band in next year’s incentive auction of TV broadcast airwaves without being challenged by Verizon and AT&T.
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Rivada Networks receives patent approval for its peer-to-peer method of determining the location of mobile devices that does not rely on GPS-based or network-based location technology. The patented method was devised to help address location challenges for incident commanders in the fire service, but other uses have become apparent, as well,
FirstNet is completing request-for-proposal (RFP) processes, plans to seek public comments on some of the organization’s rules and legal interpretations, and plans to collaborate with the 911 community, according to FirstNet Deputy General Manager TJ Kennedy.
FirstNet releases a consultation package that provides a checklist of items that states and territories should prepare prior to initiating official consultation proceedings with FirstNet, which could begin as early as July 1.