FirstNet’s broadband network will offer public safety new tools to help accomplish the mission and, for many years, will supplement—rather than replace—public-safety land mobile radio.
PureWave Networks will conduct trials of its small-cell LTE technology in the Silicon Valley operating on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum that will be used to support the nationwide broadband network for first responders being built by FirstNet.
It should comes as no surprise that vendors and commercial carriers may try to influence FirstNet–it is one of many monumental challenges that it will face as it tries to bring public safety’s nationwide broadband network to fruition.
FirstNet issues 10 requests for information (RFIs) to solicit input from vendors and potential partners regarding the deployment and operation of the radio-access network (RAN) and the core network in the nationwide broadband system for first responders.
With initial regional meetings with representatives of states and territories completed, FirstNet will turn its attention to preparing for consultations with leaders from individual states and territories–a process that could begin late this summer, according to a FirstNet board member,