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November 14, 2017 | Comments
The Capital Area Emergency Communications District (CAECD) in central Texas cut over text-to-9-1-1 service for its 31 public-safety answering points (PSAPs) Oct. 4 with Solacom technology. With this service, more than 2 million residents in the counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Williamson, and Travis — as well as the state capital of Austin — now have a dependable way to contact 9-1-1 if and when voice calling isn’t an option.

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November 13, 2017 | Comments
AT&T, Verizon and Tillman Infrastructure entered into a joint agreement to build hundreds of cell towers, and AT&T executives said the new builds will contribute to its 25-year agreement with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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November 13, 2017 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) commented on World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) Advisory Committee draft recommendations regarding satellite overlay operations. The FCC's International Bureau sought comment on recommendations to be considered by the 2019 WRC and draft proposals provided by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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November 13, 2017 | Comments
Prescom and StreamWIDE jointly demonstrated the interoperability of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) networks with narrowband professional mobile radio (PMR) networks. PRESCOM, a provider of interconnection gateways for heterogeneous networks and high availability communications systems for control and command centers, and StreamWIDE, a provider of MCPTT application servers, joined efforts to showcase the interoperability of narrowband and broadband services.

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November 13, 2017 | Comments
Loudoun County, Virginia, selected Federal Engineering to complete a consolidation study for the county’s emergency communications center.

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November 13, 2017 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications announced that its safety and security technologies group was awarded a multiyear contract with an estimated value of about $73.8 million.

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November 10, 2017 | Comments
Several entities filed comments in the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) request for feedback about regulations for the 911 Grant Program. The program will offer $115 million in grant funds intended to help states and local jurisdictions upgrade their 9-1-1 call centers and systems to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) capabilities.

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November 10, 2017 | Comments
NII Holdings announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2017. For the quarter, the company generated consolidated operating revenues of $205 million, a consolidated operating loss of $83 million and consolidated adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization (OIBDA) loss of $37 million.

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November 09, 2017 | Comments
AT&T expects to receive work orders for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) in early 2018, AT&T Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Stephens said at the Wells Fargo Media & Telecoms Conference Nov. 8.

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November 09, 2017 | Comments
Harris Corporation announced a free single-key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 encryption algorithm upgrade for its public-safety radios that will make them Project 25 (P25)-compliant and eligible for federal funding.

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