Critical-infrastructure entities like utilities, transportation authorities, cities, public safety and government can take advantage of the extensive interconnected system that is the Internet of Things (IoT). Learn more about many aspects of this changing technology at IWCE 2016, taking place March 21-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
During the past week, more examples of hackers compromising high-profile networks have hit the news. These scenarios should serve as a reminder how important it is that critical-communications systems like FirstNet, next-generation 911 and smart grids have appropriate cybersecurity solutions in place.
Developing protections and responses to cyber threats is a priority for utilities, but industry and regulatory efforts make it unlikely that the kind of widespread power outage contemplated in a book by renowned journalist Ted Koppel could happen to the U.S. power grid, key officials said during a recent webinar.
Carrier and Nokia announce a joint plan designed to address utilities’ long-stated need to access broadband spectrum to support critical communications. The offering calls for AT&T to lease its spectrum for 15 years to utilities, which would pay for the deployment of private LTE networks using Nokia technology.
Omar Talpur, market analyst for IHS Critical Communications, discusses research he is doing on a hot topic in the industry. When (or if) the much-discussed transition from LMR communication to LTE communications will happen and what factors might drive such a change. If you are an LMR user, administrator or help influence an LMR budget, you can participate in the study (and potentially win a gift card) by taking a 10-minute survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHS_Critical_Communications_Broadband_2016.
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