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September 30, 2020 |  Comments
The FCC approved a report and order that would allow states to lease 4.9 GHz spectrum to commercial entities despite strong opposition from public safety during its Sept. 30 meeting.

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September 29, 2020 |  Comments
The way we live has changed drastically. With more and more people looking to occupy the world’s major cities, the obvious choice has been to build up. The result is huge numbers of individuals and businesses alike finding their homes in high-rise buildings. This offers huge benefits, but it is not without its drawbacks and communications, particularly when it comes to safety.

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September 18, 2020 |  Comments
The FCC has recognized the potential of television broadcasting to evolve and has allowed licensed operators to transition to an all IP-based broadcast technology called Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC 3.0) or NextGen TV. This wireless standard, the result of work that was aligned with Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPPP) and other IP-based communications platforms, is just now being deployed. By the nature of its underlying awareness of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and ability to transport time synchronous data packet payloads, there now exists a new tool that has an ability to impact the world of Position/Navigation/Timing (PNT).

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September 17, 2020 |  Comments
The U.K. Home Office said that Airwave network likely will not be turned off until at least the beginning of 2024 due to delays with the Emergency Services Network (ESN), which is intended to replace the Airwave network for the country’s emergency services.

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September 15, 2020 |  Comments
As massive wildfires ravage the west coast of the U.S. and hurricanes strike the east coast, first responders combatting the disasters have to deal with the impact these disasters have on their communications.

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August 31, 2020 |  Comments
The Benelux, consisting of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, features a lively scene for the establishment of private LTE networks and critical mobile networks. To a large extent this is due to spectrum availability for all sorts of private networks, or non-public networks (NPN).

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August 28, 2020 |  Comments
Former Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate encouraged the use of mesh networking to help empower volunteers during natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires.

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August 20, 2020 |  Comments
L3Harris and its partners celebrated the first anniversary of its Mission Critical Alliance (MCA). L3Harris formed the alliance with 13 partners last year to create an ecosystem focused on furthering collaboration on technology for critical responders.

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August 10, 2020 |  Comments
The Michigan Public Safety Communication System (MPSCS) connected its Astro 25 with the Indiana Integrated Public-Safety Commission’s (IPSC) statewide Astro 25 network, allowing interoperable LMR-to-LMR, LMR-to-LTE and LTE-to-LTE communications.

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August 03, 2020 |  Comments
Government authorities and logistics providers across the world are constantly having to adapt to an increasing number of challenges facing the transport sector. The movement of goods and people across large areas can be very challenging, especially when trying to ensure operations are always as efficient, safe and sustainable as possible. Fortunately, the internet of things (IoT) combined with satellite communications networks can provide the solution to overcome these challenges.

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July 29, 2020 |  Comments
A survey conducted by the DRONERESPONDERS non-profit program shows that the size and scope of public-safety unmanned aerial system (UAS) programs are increasing, but funding for those programs remains an issue.

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July 28, 2020 |  Comments
The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) Authority was formed in 2009 to cooperatively establish a countywide, interoperable public-safety communications network. The early efforts of LA-RICS were focused on the creation of a Project 25 (P25) LMR system.

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July 16, 2020 |  Comments
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Emergency Communication Networks (ECN) developed a wireless carrier evaluation guide to help public-safety agencies in the state and around the country evaluate broadband wireless service provider options.

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July 14, 2020 |  Comments
Verizon announced a successful test of its Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) technology, which executives said will help the carrier more quickly deploy 5G coverage across its network and provide 5G coverage to public safety through deployables. Additionally, Verizon announced the five companies participating in the next cohort of its 5G First Responder Lab.

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July 07, 2020 |  Comments
As mandated by Congress, the FCC released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to auction the T-band 470 – 512 MHz spectrum. The notice outlines licensing and operating rules, along with a band plan and technical rules, although the NPRM seeks comments on many issues such as where T-band licensees might move and what to do about industrial/business (I/B) licensees also operating in the spectrum.

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