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March 22, 2017 | Comments
Star Solutions and SLA’s ESChat partnered to enable Star Solutions' deployable Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in public-safety 700 MHz band 14 with ESChat's secure push-to-talk (PTT) platform.

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March 22, 2017 | Comments
Elbit Systems was awarded a $100 million contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) for the supply of advanced radio systems. The company will manufacture and provide hundreds of radio systems during five years.

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March 22, 2017 | Comments
Carbyne, exclusive distributor of Reporty location-based services technologies, launched in the U.S. market. Carbyne is a multinational company providing emergency calling services across the globe.

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March 22, 2017 | Comments
The FCC rolled out version 3.0 of the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS). Under Part 4 of the FCC’s rules, certain communications providers must report significant disruptions or outages to their communications systems.

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March 22, 2017 | Comments
The newly formed Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association (GWTCA) released a white paper on 5G cybersecurity. The focus of the paper is on security concerns for the internet of things (IoT) operating in a 5G network.

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March 22, 2017 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) said a statement from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International attempts to cast doubt on its i3 next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) architecture standard.

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March 21, 2017 | Comments
Positive Charge entered into a distribution and engineering arrangement with Power Products. Both companies will collaborate to develop new models and expand distribution of current products.

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March 21, 2017 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International submitted a reply to the consolidated opposition of Higher Ground. APCO said it remains concerned about the potential harmful interference that Higher Ground’s blanket earth station license threatens to the thousands of public-safety 6 GHz microwave licensees among other concerns.

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March 21, 2017 | Comments
The Washington State Military Department (WMD) disagreed with the FCC’s placement of Washington in the category of “states having diverted 9-1-1 funds” and requested that the FCC remove Washington from the list in its report to Congress.

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March 21, 2017 | Comments
The Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) encryption requirements compliance assessment bulletin (CAB) is finalized and publicly available.

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March 20, 2017 | Comments
Relm Wireless appointed Kyle Cerminara chairman of the board to replace Tim O'Neil, who has resigned from the board of directors to pursue other opportunities.

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March 20, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions touted its diversity and inclusion across Asia Pacific. The company’s global research and development (R&D) center in Penang, Malaysia, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, and 40 percent of the employees are women in engineering, a statement said.

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March 20, 2017 | Comments
Icom America selected SLA’s ESChat as Icom’s platform for push to talk (PTT) over Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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March 20, 2017 | Comments
Airbus is upgrading the Federal Public Security Secretariat’s TETRA network in Mexico City. The Mexican national public-safety agency Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Distrito Federal will soon profit from a new network with larger capacity to meet the needs of around 30,000 end users.

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March 20, 2017 | Comments
The same day the company lost its pre-award protest of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) request for proposals (RFP), Rivada Networks released a press release saying it will “work directly with the states and territories that may want to exercise their right to opt out of FirstNet’s federal solution.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
TacSat Networks partnered with PodRunner, a Rescue 42 product, to jointly develop and integrate their solutions. Combining TacSat Networks’ Ka satellite products and services with PodRunner provides land mobile very small aperture terminal (VSAT) solutions that provide data and voice connectivity anywhere in any conditions.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
Norsat, which owns Sinclair Technologies, received a new indication of interest from Privet Fund Management. Privet provided a nonbinding letter of interest to acquire Norsat for cash consideration of $10.25 per share subject to due diligence, financing the completion of a definitive agreement and other conditions.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
The European Parliament approved a final deal to free the 700 MHz spectrum band for mobile broadband. The TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) said the decision means that there are no regulatory barriers to prevent member states to start preparing for the implementation of mobile broadband services for mission-critical communication applications.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
The state of Michigan released a request for proposals (RFP) to provide an alternative to the offer from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The RFP invites qualified entities to submit a proposal for the design, installation and operation of a statewide broadband wireless system to serve Michigan public-safety entities.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
The threats to and vulnerabilities of GPS timing receivers that are important to many critical infrastructure applications face a growing number of potential disruptions.

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March 17, 2017 | Comments
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in the protest action. The FirstNet board will hold a special meeting to determine next steps.

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March 16, 2017 | Comments
Zinwave relocated its headquarters from Cambridge, United Kingdom, to Dallas and named Mike Russell as chief financial officer (CFO).

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March 16, 2017 | Comments
Nash County, North Carolina, selected Black & Veatch to provide technical consulting services in support of an LMR upgrade project. The new system will increase coverage, reliability and quality for Nash County’s first responders’ radio communications system, a statement said.

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March 16, 2017 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) released a new technical report, “5G Security Requirements (ATIS 1000077),” which contains recommendations to advance incorporation of the concept of security by design into the fabric of the upcoming 5G network. The standard is a product of ATIS' work with the FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC) 5G Cybersecurity Working Group.

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March 16, 2017 | Comments
President Donald Trump’s budget amendment for fiscal year (FY) 2017 and budget blueprint for FY 2018 reduces Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administered grants by $667 million under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Additionally the budget proposes establishing a 25 percent nonfederal cost match for FEMA preparedness grants that do not currently require a nonfederal match.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
Comba Telecom hired Steve Yapsuga as North American director of sales, East region. Yapsuga is a telecom veteran with more than 15 years in the wireless industry with an emphasis on distributed antenna systems (DAS), public safety and connecting the smart city.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
RF Industries announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2017.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
Founders Advantage Capital (FAC) completed its previously announced acquisition of a 52 percent majority interest in Cape Communications International, which operates as Impact Radio Accessories for a total cash purchase price of $12 million.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
GeoComm and RapidSOS partnered with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to conduct a pilot project in Frisco, Texas. The pilot focused on integrating mobile phone data received via RapidSOS into NCTCOG’s 9-1-1 mapping applications provided by GeoComm.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communications and networking technologies through the foundation's Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
SLA said its ESChat network is now able to offer enhanced quality of service (QoS) to Verizon Wireless U.S. private network traffic management (PNTM) subscribers.

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March 15, 2017 | Comments
The FCC requested comment on arrangements necessary to allow 700 MHz aircraft-borne radios to communicate on air-ground channels in the 700 MHz public-safety narrowband spectrum (769 – 775/799 – 805 MHz) along the U.S. and Canada border.

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March 14, 2017 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announced the recipients of its 2017 Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards, who will be honored during APCO's Annual Public Safety Communications Leadership Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 17.

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March 14, 2017 | Comments
EF Johnson Technologies, a JVCKENWOOD company, selected the ESChat application from SLA for a secure push to talk (PTT) over Long Term Evolution (LTE) system for use at the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.

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March 14, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions acquired Interexport, a company that provides managed and support services for communications systems to government agencies, public-safety and enterprise customers in Chile. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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March 14, 2017 | Comments
With a court decision allowing it to move forward with its contract award expected in the coming days, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) provided updates on several items during its March 14 board meeting.

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March 14, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions filed complaints in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Hytera Communications of Shenzhen, China, for allegedly infringing its patents and stealing trade secrets. Motorola Solutions is seeking to stop Hytera’s sales and import of the infringing products into the United States.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) set up a UHF T-band task force in December. The task force is examining all the issues surrounding the T-band and expects to have a plan to move forward in LMCC within the next several months.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
A new U.S. president has been in office about a month and a half. The Washington political scene has changed dramatically, and how those changes will affect the mission-critical communications industry is still playing out.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
PowerTrunk, part of the Sepura Group, announced that Agnico Eagle Mines significantly expanded its TETRA radio communications network, including the addition of specialized data applications, at its Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
Spanish professional and critical push to talk (PTT) company Genaker joined the TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA). Genaker develops professional and secure mobile communications services that deliver integrated voice, data and video communications over 4G networks for critical operations teams.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
Marin County, California, awarded Federal Engineering a contract to provide project management and technical support to the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA), a countywide consortium of public agencies and first responders, during the implementation phase of its new Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 trunked radio system.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
Harris achieved Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification for its SwitchplusIP Voice Communication System, showcasing its interoperable and turnkey performance in demanding military applications.

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March 13, 2017 | Comments
GeoComm announced 20-year milestone of a dedicated partnership with Esri. The partnership demonstrates two decades of commitment to designing, developing and leveraging the Esri ArcGIS software platform in GeoComm’s public-safety geographic information system (GIS) applications.

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March 10, 2017 | Comments
Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) published a paper addressing the need to review EU policy regarding mission-critical telecommunications, taking into account requirements for public-safety communications.

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March 10, 2017 | Comments
The second Next-Generation 1-1-2 (NG 1-1-2) Emergency Communications Plugtests event in Europe was completed with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Twenty companies from the emergency communications sector worked on validating the interoperability and conformity of market solutions using different scenarios and test cases.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
NII Holdings, which offers wireless service in Brazil under the Nextel brand, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
Martin Travers, group president of Black & Veatch, has joined the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) board of directors.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
Nokia provided Indian power utility Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) with an IP/multiprotocol label switching (IP/MPLS) network to support the management of its electrical grid in its area of operation in north and northwest Delhi. The deployment enables the utility to support both mission-critical operational services, as well as traditional business and IT services on a single communications network.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
President Donald Trump nominated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a second term on the commission. Trump named Pai FCC chairman in January.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
The FCC modified 218 – 219 MHz service station license KIVD0007, licensed to PTC- 220, to facilitate positive train control (PTC) implementation by New Jersey Transit, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and certain PTC-220 freight member railroads.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
The FCC is seeking comment on a petition from Cordova Wireless Communications for temporary waiver of Section 20.18(i) of the commission’s rules. In its petition, Cordova Wireless said that the public-safety answering point (PSAP) operated by the city of Cordova, Alaska, is incapable of receiving and using indoor location data and Phase II enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) location data.

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March 09, 2017 | Comments
The FCC launched an investigation into the March 8 9-1-1 outage that impacted AT&T wireless subscribers across the United States.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
AT&T executives are optimistic about its chances of winning the contract for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) and the contract’s potential opportunities.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown and ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore discussed inclusion, culture and leadership March 7. Motorola Solutions is hosting a series of events to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), observed globally March 8.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
The U.K.-based Federation of Communication Services (FCS) is hosting the 2018 International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards-writing congress in the United Kingdom next year.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
Würzburger Straßenbahn, a tramway network in Würzburg, Germany, deployed IP-based TETRA radio technology from Hytera Mobilfunk. The collaboration between application partner Trapeze from Switzerland and Würzburger Straßenbahn prepares the public transport system for the future.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
Hamburg Airport completed the deployment of a Sepura critical communications solution, providing coverage for the airport and surrounding area.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
IJIS Institute announced the Project Green Light Detroit as the recipient of the 2017 IJIS Institute Innovation Award. The award celebrates the accomplishments of Detroit Police Department (DPD) along with industry partner Motorola Solutions.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
The FCC granted a waiver request with conditions filed by the state of North Dakota to use frequency 155.4750 MHz within 25 kilometers — 15 miles — of the U.S.-Canada border for interagency coordination during emergencies.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
Assured Wireless, a start-up based in San Diego, announced a demonstration of its prototype high-power Wi-Fi-to-Long Term Evolution (LTE) portable hot spot device designed to serve the needs of public-safety organizations.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
The FCC granted a request by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for a waiver of the freeze on 800 MHz intercategory sharing to allow it to license a business/industrial/land transportation (B/ILT) channel for public-safety communications.

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March 08, 2017 | Comments
The FCC extended the freeze on new 800 MHz applications along the U.S.-Mexico border. The extension is needed to preserve vacant channels for licensees re-tuning their systems according to the FCC’s 800 MHz reconfiguration band plan for licensees operating along the border with Mexico.

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March 07, 2017 | Comments
The FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) will hold its eighth meeting March 15 at 1 p.m. at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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March 07, 2017 | Comments
Seattle City Light (SCL), the 10th largest public power system in the United States, awarded InterTalk, formerly Pantel International, a contract to upgrade its existing dispatch console system after completing a competitive procurement process.

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March 07, 2017 | Comments
The state of Colorado plans to release a public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) request for proposals (RFP) in late March or early April.

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March 06, 2017 | Comments
Rivada Networks said it expects the judge considering Rivada Mercury’s pre-award protest of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) contract award to make her decision in the next couple of weeks.

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March 06, 2017 | Comments
Austrian company Frequentis is celebrating 70 years in business. Founded in 1947, the company offers air traffic control, emergency services, railways and maritime organizations communications solutions.

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March 06, 2017 | Comments
A text to 9-1-1 capability went live for Gulf, Franklin and Calhoun counties served by the Tri-County Regional 9-1-1 system in Florida beginning in May 2016, with the last carrier live on the system July 29. This service provides an alternative method of communicating with emergency service providers for those who cannot safely call 9-1-1, who have a speech disability or who are deaf.

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March 06, 2017 | Comments
Airbus is targeting the Brazilian radio communications market. Airbus signed an agreement with local company RicallRadio Telecomunicações to resell Airbus’ communications solutions in Brazil.

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March 03, 2017 | Comments
Kodiak completed testing of its Project 25 (P25) Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) solution for LMR Interoperability with Zetron’s MAX dispatch system. The certification of the MAX system builds on the previous certification of the Kodiak CSSI-based LMR interoperability solution with Zetron’s AcomNOVUS integrated communication system.

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March 03, 2017 | Comments
Telstra, Ericsson and Motorola Solutions delivered what they called the world’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadcast-enabled push to talk (PTT) on Telstra’s live LTE network. The network used technology based on the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 13 mission-critical PTT (MCPTT) standard.

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March 02, 2017 | Comments
9-1-1 grant funds authorized by the Next-Generation 9-1-1 Advancement Act of 2012 should be available in early 2018.

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March 02, 2017 | Comments
Relm Wireless announced financial and operating results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31.

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March 02, 2017 | Comments
President Donald Trump withdrew the nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel for another term on the FCC, drawing questions about how the administration plans to fill the commission’s two vacancies.

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March 02, 2017 | Comments
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly took to task states that divert 9-1-1 fees for purposes other than 9-1-1 in a blog post.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
Rivada Networks was awarded additional patents for its dynamic spectrum arbitrage technology in Mexico and Australia. It also received another patent for its e-LBS technology in the United States.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) presented the second annual Pillar of Public Service Award to Lisa Trapani Shumate, associate vice president and general manager of Houston Public Media. The award recognizes the contributions of an extraordinary leader in one of public TV’s three pillars of public service: education, public safety and civic leadership.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
Comba Telecom Systems and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) jointly held a live demonstration of a V2X system prototype and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
Idre Fjäll, Sweden, selected a Sepura TETRA system to boost communications and optimize safety for staff and visitors at the internationally renowned ski resort.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
Raleigh-Wake County, North Carolina, plans to roll out an AT&T emergency services IP network (ESInet) to better support the safety and security of its people and communities. The technology provides IP-based call-routing services to 9-1-1 agencies and aims to improve 9-1-1 reliability, enhance emergency responsiveness and improve disaster recovery.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Amy Klobuchar released a draft bill, the "Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2017," to further deployment of next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) services and enhance and upgrade the nation's 9-1-1 systems.

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March 01, 2017 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau requested comment on the privacy and security plan for the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) submitted Feb. 3 by NEAD and national wireless carriers AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint and Verizon.

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