(updated at 5:03 p.m. EST) Motorola Solutions announces the sale of its enterprise unit to Zebra Technologies for $3.45 billion cash, marking Motorola Solutions’ exit from the enterprise space. Instead, the company will focus on mission-critical communications for the government and public-safety markets, according to Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown.
FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino reflects on the two-year anniversary of Congress passing the legislation that created FirstNet, which is charged with building and maintaining a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.
Social media can be a powerful tool for disseminating important information quickly, especially by government and public-safety agencies in times of emergency. But there are pitfalls to be avoided, particularly those that concern privacy.
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
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,
Jeff West, TeleCommunication Systems’ (TCS) senior director of engineering for government systems, speaks with UC Editor-in-Chief Glenn Bischoff, about a new portable dispatch solution the company unveiled this week at the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) conference in Charlotte, N.C.