FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino discusses the need to allow more open communication between the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program and FirstNet, particularly as it relates to testing associated with prioritization and preemption.
FirstNet officials envision an application-development ecosystem similar to that which exists in the commercial sector. However, it will take some time to determine which apps will be most useful, because application development for public safety still is at a nascent stage.
James Teel, director of business development for Harris RF Communications, and Duane Carney, vice president of government solutions for Harris Caprock Communications, explain the feature set of the Harris deployable LTE solution during the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) show in Anaheim, Calif.
FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino tells UC Editor Donny Jackson about some of the thought processes that FirstNet officials will be using as they evaluate potential business models that will generate the money needed to fund the much-anticipated nationwide network for first responders. The second in a series of articles.
FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino spoke with UC Editor Donny Jackson during a one-on-one interview about what the organization needd to do before issuing requests for proposals (RFPs) and about a potential regional model for bidding the project
Solutions on display this week at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) show provide a hint at the fast-paced development cycles associated with the LTE broadband standard being used in the FIrstNet network.
One piece of advice offered: establish a governance structure before doing anything else–and act transparently. Funding and stakeholder education also are high on the list of challenges facing public-safety agencies mulling a move to FirstNet’s nationwide broadband network.