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July 23, 2019 |  Comments
The commonwealth of Massachusetts has authorized Verizon, alongside AT&T First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), to offer services to public-safety agencies through the state’s public safety grade wireless data agreement. A Verizon executive said the contract is the first multivendor public-safety wireless data contract.

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July 08, 2019 |  Comments
Several common themes stood out in reply comments filed in the FCC’s 900 MHz realignment proceeding, which proposes a 3-by-3-megahertz broadband segment to allow for Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the band.

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July 08, 2019 |  Comments
The relentless drive for more Wi-Fi and cellphone spectrum is on a collision course with established public-safety communications networks. Technology consumers expect more wireless services that are faster, ubiquitously available and uncongested. The demand is so high that the FCC opened a proceeding to adopt rules for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz spectrum, which is currently licensed to many public-safety entities and businesses that rely on the spectrum for safety and critical communications for fixed point-to-point microwave communications.

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July 02, 2019 |  Comments
Mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) will be a hot topic at the 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, scheduled July 9 – 11 in Chicago.

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July 01, 2019 |  Comments
Our most important challenge is the future of critical communications and our public-safety networks. I am not talking about only tomorrow and the network modernizations ongoing in many countries. I am also talking about the future beyond tomorrow.

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July 01, 2019 |  Comments
Agencies can now issue smartphones and mobile apps as standard gear to first responders. The dedicated network, purpose-built devices and tailored services were just the beginning. FirstNet also offers a catalog of inspected apps, curated just for you. Learn about each app in the Apps for Responders webinar series.

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June 25, 2019 |  Comments
The mission-critical communications industry is changing. New technology is emerging, and with new technology comes new suppliers, sales strategies and business plans. Shareholders reward companies with monthly subscription fees — often called “software as a service” — because of the stable recurring revenue. The goals of suppliers don’t always align with what’s in the best interest of your communications network.

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June 18, 2019 |  Comments
A disruptive innovation creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products and alliances

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June 18, 2019 |  Comments
SMR technology was revolutionized by Nextel Communications when it established its digital system in 1987. With its overwhelming success, Nextel continued to build out sites throughout the United States and expanded worldwide using an LMR-based system developed by Motorola Solutions.

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June 12, 2019 |  Comments
The Service and System Aspects (SA) working group that outlined mission-critical features in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards is pushing forward with those same features and expanded offerings for 5G technology in Release 17 of the standards.

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June 11, 2019 |  Comments
Four vendor partners — Motorola Solutions, Sapient Consulting, Inmarsat Government and General Dynamics — were announced in conjunction with AT&T’s 2017 contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network. Following is an update on how each of the four companies is working with AT&T on the contract.

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June 11, 2019 |  Comments
Several recent FCC proposals have the potential to change the industry in big ways. The latest action on 900 MHz sets up a realignment process we haven’t experienced since 800 MHz rebanding began more than a decade ago. The biggest difference will be the process the FCC uses to relocate incumbents, and hopefully, the length of time it takes to complete the initiative.

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June 04, 2019 |  Comments
pdvWireless CEO Morgan O’Brien told potential investors May 21 the company needs an additional $100 million to $150 million to carry out its 900 MHz realignment plan and offer broadband services in the spectrum. The company had $77 million cash on hand March 31.

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June 03, 2019 |  Comments
For critical communications users, internet of things (IoT) suitability depends on the combination of all the individual IoT elements in the chain. Learn how one utility deployed IoT technology during a four-year pilot.

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May 28, 2019 |  Comments
Leadership from SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) signed and endorsed the draft 2019 National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) at a joint meeting last month.

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Webinar: Moving Certification Forward for Mission-Critical Products

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3119218138281987851

August 2020

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APCO Conference and Expo
Orlando
https://www.apco2020.org/

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ENTELEC Conference and Expo
Houston
https://www.entelec.org/event/2020-entelec-conference-expo/

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https://utctelecom.org/

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