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December 12, 2017 |  Comments
AT&T has a set number of new tower sites that it is required to build across the nation under its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). If a state negotiates more sites as part of its opt-in determination than in its original state plan, then that could potentially take sites from other states that haven’t yet opted in or confirmed site numbers, an AT&T executive said.

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December 07, 2017 |  Comments
New Hampshire became the first state to opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Gov. Chris Sununu announced his decision to opt out at the New Hampshire State Police Troop F facility in Twin Mountain Dec. 7.

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December 05, 2017 |  Comments
With the Dec. 28 opt-out deadline looming, concerns with draft spectrum manager lease agreements (SMLA) that states that opt out would be required to sign to access the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) 700 MHz band 14 spectrum have not been adequately addressed, state officials said. A FirstNet spokesman said the SMLAs are meant to ensure FirstNet's mandated mission and are comparable with AT&T's terms and requirements.

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December 04, 2017 |  Comments
Hytera Communications filed a lawsuit in federal district court in New Jersey against Motorola Solutions, alleging that Motorola is engaging in anticompetitive practices that are unlawful under the Sherman and Clayton Acts. Hytera charged that Motorola deliberately and actively forecloses competition in LMR communications systems to reap billions of dollars on sales at inflated prices to U.S. customers.

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November 21, 2017 |  Comments
The payments that AT&T will receive from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) are solely based on the number of states and territories that opt in to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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November 17, 2017 |  Comments
A Home Office official said further delays to the U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) are likely, and more information will be available once the current review is complete and a final plan is implemented. The U.K. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee examined the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) project for a third time during a hearing 13 November.

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November 14, 2017 |  Comments
During the early days of television, evening game shows were among the most highly watched programs on the air. Few were more popular than “Who Do You Trust?,” which initially aired in 1956. Jump forward 60 years later, a new version of this show is back on the air. In both versions, a panel is provided with a story presented by three different contestants and a panel of judges who try to sort out which contestant is telling the truth. As we look at the current state of affairs surrounding the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), we could easily see a scenario in which the various players in the FirstNet arena could fill a panel of contestants, and the judges, otherwise known as public safety, would have a serious challenge determining a winner.

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November 14, 2017 |  Comments
AT&T has signed up the first subscribers in several First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) opt-in states and is offering trial services to other customers. Several state contracting vehicles are publicly available as well, although each agency negotiates individual agency pricing with AT&T.

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November 07, 2017 |  Comments
Even as 800 MHz rebanding finally winds down, 800 MHz interference issues continue to plague public-safety communications officials. New cellular carrier rules in the band will likely affect public-safety networks nationwide.

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November 06, 2017 |  Comments
Manfred Blaha recently was named president of the Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE), an independent forum where representatives of public-safety user organizations, industry and research institutes can exchange ideas and best practices, develop road maps, and improve the future of public-safety communications.

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November 01, 2017 |  Comments
Members of the House communications subcommittee seemed generally pleased with the progress of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and its contractor AT&T based on dialog during a hearing Wednesday morning, while asking detailed questions on interoperability, coverage and network resiliency.

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October 30, 2017 |  Comments
SAFECOM is once again taking steps to support the nation’s public-safety organizations by launching the 2017 SAFECOM Nationwide Survey (SNS). The SNS builds on best practices and lessons learned from the 2006 NIBS to provide up-to-date information on the current state of the nation’s public-safety communications.

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October 17, 2017 |  Comments
Several manufacturers have taken steps to come into compliance with a Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) encryption requirements compliance assessment bulletin (CAB) finalized in March. The CAB aims to stop the practice of manufacturers providing subscriber units with a non-P25 standard encryption without also including P25 standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 encryption.

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October 17, 2017 |  Comments
State officials and industry experts are questioning information included in draft spectrum manager lease agreements (SMLAs) distributed to states that requested the information from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The SMLAs include proposed termination payments in the millions — and billions in at least two instances — of dollars for some states, along with prohibiting separate core networks, adoption targets and interoperability requirements.

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October 16, 2017 |  Comments
South Korea has outlined a three-step approach for nationwide deployment of its public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network with the first service planned for 2018 in two cities and provinces. A second pilot project is also underway in the areas of the 2018 Winter Olympics and will run through March 2018.

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