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February 03, 2020 |  Comments
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) put its First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) service, along with its two-way radio network, to use during Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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January 28, 2020 |  Comments
AT&T is meeting or on track to meet all nationwide, contractual network coverage and adoption milestones for the nationwide public-safety broadband network, but public-safety officials expressed frustration with the lack of transparency and information from First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) officials, according to a new federal oversight report.

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January 21, 2020 |  Comments
The Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board (MPSCIB) released two new recommendations for the more than 100,000 mission-critical communications radio users on Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS).

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January 14, 2020 |  Comments
Texas A&M University (TAMU) is expanding its research focus into public safety’s use of 5G technology following an investment from the state of Texas.

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January 10, 2020 |  Comments
The latest Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) plenary standards meetings set final work items to be standardized in Release 17 (R17), including several public-safety features. LMR to Long Term Evolution (LTE) interworking made big strides as well.

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January 07, 2020 |  Comments
Amateur radio encryption, proposed spectrum changes, the ongoing legal battle between Motorola Solutions and Hytera Communications, and the future of LMR topped the most read online stories for MissionCritical Communications in 2019.

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January 06, 2020 |  Comments
Increasing network requirements across large organizations adopting software-driven operations are fueling the deployment of private Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Businesses are implementing automation, analytics and machine communications to enhance productivity and efficiency, as well as security.

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December 17, 2019 |  Comments
RadioResource Media Group released a new e-book that offers details on the status of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and how the public-safety broadband network will interwork with Project 25 (P25) and other LMR networks.

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December 16, 2019 |  Comments
The latest Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) meetings set out a list of approved content for Release 17, including mission-critical features, set to be finalized by September 2021.

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December 10, 2019 |  Comments
Lack of funding and resources such as expert staff are the biggest challenges facing public-safety IT and communications managers, according to a recent survey.

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December 03, 2019 |  Comments
AT&T pushed back the launch of mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) services on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network, originally scheduled to launch by the end of 2019, until early next year.

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December 02, 2019 |  Comments
In the early 1990s, the use of cellular telephones moved from limited to the mainstream. As with any disruptive technologies, this revolution in communications came with benefits and unintended consequences. In the public-safety arena, citizens witnessing an accident no longer had to drive to the nearest pay phone — remember those? — to report the event.

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December 02, 2019 |  Comments
“Location, location, location” applies to the world of public safety as well as the real-estate industry. Location plays a vital role in many aspects of public safety’s daily responsibilities. It is important to know both the location of a 9-1-1 caller and the location of the incident being reported. When dispatched, first responders need to know the location of the incident, and when on the scene, they need to locate citizens who might be trapped in a building or otherwise need to be guided to safety. Finally, while first responders search for people and pets, the incident commander, at minimum, needs to be able to track locations of the responders.

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November 19, 2019 |  Comments
A team from Carnegie Mellon University won Public Safety Communications Research’s (PSCR) 2019 Haptic Interfaces for Public-Safety challenge, while Haply placed second in the challenge.

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October 30, 2019 |  Comments
A Canadian paramedic service and industry partners are exploring beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and working to test use cases for the technology.

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Events
April 2021

22 - 22
Webinar: FirstNet — Managing Testing and Vaccination Logistics

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3699512893979933454

June 2021

21 - 25
UTC Telecom and Technology Conference
Portland, Oregon
https://utctelecom.org

August 2021

15 - 18
APCO Conference and Expo
San Antonio, Texas
https://www.apco2021.org

September 2021

27 - 30
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2021
Las Vegas
https://www.iwceexpo.com/

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