pdvWireless Out of Running for FirstNet RFP Award
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Comments

In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, pdvWireless said it was informed Oct. 17 by the contracting officer for the Department of the Interior (DOI) that pdvWireless is no longer being considered for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network award.

The company was competing with a number of other bidders for the FirstNet request for proposals (RFP) award. The SEC filing said pdvWireless was competing against “groups that had significantly more resources than the company.”

“The company, however, determined that participating in the FirstNet bidding process was in the best interests of its stockholders because of a number of potential benefits to the company, regardless of the outcome,” the filing said. “These benefits include the ability to directly utilize the business, technical and other information developed for the FirstNet proposal in planning and preparing for the broadband facilities the company plans to deploy, building valuable relationships with the wireless and technology companies who participated in the company’s FirstNet consortium, and raising the company’s profile within the wireless industry and the technology community.”

pdvWireless Vice Chairman Morgan O’Brien recently provided an update on the pdvWireless and Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) FCC petition to realign the Part 90 LMR channels in the 900 MHz band to allow for broadband deployments for critical infrastructure industries (CII).

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