Start with Sierra to Implement your FirstNet™ Strategy
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Comments

Learn how to connect your public safety fleet to FirstNet with Sierra Wireless

- What are the benefits of FirstNet?

- What is Priority and Pre-Emption?

- What is Band 14?

- Which Sierra Wireless devices are FirstNet Ready?

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What is FirstNet?

FirstNet is the nationwide public safety broadband network, services and solutions that are dedicated to First Responders and those that support them.


What can FirstNet do?

FirstNet uses high security to transmit high-speed data, location information, images, and video that can mean all the difference when seconds count.


Why use FirstNet?

Emergencies cross jurisdictions. Sharing one network improves communication.


What is the cost of FirstNet?

FirstNet was designed to be the first accessible and affordable solution to bring all emergency professionals together on one network. Costs will vary depending on usage and number of devices in the field.


Who can use FirstNet?

  • 911 Emergency Personnel
  • EMS & Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Management
  • Federal Users
  • Tribal Nations
  • Other approved support agencies

Why Sierra Wireless and FirstNet?

For the past 25 years Sierra Wireless has been working with AT&T to deliver innovative communications solutions for first responders and public safety personnel that keep workers safe and constantly connected in harsh mission critical environments. This includes delivering many innovation technology "firsts" to public safety users. For example: the first cellular digital packet data (CDPD) modem for vehicles in 2004, first GSM modules, first HSPA data modem and first rugged LTE vehicle gateways. Together, Sierra Wireless and FirstNet are recognized by public safety customers as trusted and reliable partners that can support them for the long term with their communication requirements.


Sierra Wireless Offers the Best in Class Product Portfolio for FirstNet

High performance routers developed specifically for rugged First Responder environments.

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High Performance Multi-Network Vehicle Router. FirstNet deployed! The AirLink® MG90 is a high-performance dual-LTE-Advanced vehicle networking platform that offers extensible multi-network connectivity, to provide secure uninterrupted communications for the world’s most demanding mission-critical applications in public safety, transit and field services fleets. 

  • Extensible, high-performance multi-network connectivity to guarantee secure, uninterrupted communications for mission-critical workforces in public safety, transit and field services
  • End-to-end, future-proof vehicle networking solution with the capacity to operate both on today’s networks, and migrate to FirstNet Band 14 LTE
  • High speed, concurrent connectivity for all devices and mission-critical applications in and around the vehicle, with data offload over enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Industry’s fastest multi-networking capabilities, with millisecond network switching and seamless network handover, providing always-on, assured connectivity to minimize downtime, increase productivity and reduce costs
  • Simplified deployment with mobile, multi-network security for multiple high bandwidth in-vehicle applications and assets
  • Advanced network management with instant, rich network insight to enable real-time control, troubleshooting and network maintenance, deployable in the cloud or in the enterprise data center
  • Purpose built for vehicles to provide superior reliability and uninterrupted operation in harsh vehicle environments
  • Proven reliability with over 2 million AirLink gateways deployed 
  • Industry leading warranty includes support, software updates and advance replacement
  • FirstNet Ready™


High-Performance LTE Vehicle Router. Vehicle Grade, LTE-Advanced, Gigabit Wi-Fi?. The AirLink® MP70 is a high performance, LTE-Advanced vehicle router developed specifically for mobile mission-critical applications in public safety, transit and field services. 

  • Offers high-performance vehicle area network (VAN)
  • Provides connected vehicle awareness
  • Purpose-built for vehicles
  • Provides secure intelligent communications
  • Management in the cloud or in the enterprise data center
  • FirstNet Ready™


AirLink® RV55 LTE-A Pro Router. The AirLink® RV55 is the Industry's most rugged, compact, LTE—A Pro Router.

  • LTE-Advanced Pro supporting 600Mbps/150Mbps (DL/UL)
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi (Optional), GNSS
  • Ethernet and Dual-Serial port to connect legacy equipment
  • LTE-M/NB-IoT variant for global deployments
  • Rugged design for industrial and vehicle applications
  • Remote, secure network management in the cloud or in the enterprise
  • FirstNet Ready™


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