Juan Santiago, vice president of business development for Athena Wireless, describes the capabilities of the company’s LTE small-cell offerings for fixed indoor and outdoor environments, or to be embedded into other solutions to enable mobile connectivity.
WESTMINSTER, COLO.—FirstNet officials yesterday were outspoken in voicing their displeasure with an attempt by some vendors to establish a mission-critical-voice standard via the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) instead of going through 3GPP, the global standards body for LTE technology.
Brazil’s army extends its 700 MHz LTE trial to Rio de Janeiro as part of the country’s preparation for soccer’s World Cup and to provide strategic communications for the military as it attempts to combat crime in the region.
In his own words, the executive director of Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911) describes the first-phase buildout of the county’s public-safety LTE system–the first LTE network to be deployed under the umbrella of FirstNet.
Sue Swenson is appointed as chairwoman of FirstNet board to replace Sam Ginn, who is stepping down from his role as chairman and has indicated that he will not seek reappointment to the FirstNet board when his term expires in August.
The National Public-Safety Telecommunications Council releases its much-anticipated guidelines describing public-safety-grade (PSG) communications, which are expected to be used by FirstNet as the organization attempts to build a nationwide broadband network for first responders.
Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) lost one of its technical leaders with Emil Olbrich’s resignation from his post as the head of LTE research, development, testing and evaluation for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to pursue private-sector opportunities.