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July 18, 2019 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) announced that Jennifer Garry has become EWA’s membership director. In this role, she will oversee EWA’s membership sales and service strategies.

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
Polaris Networks, a provider of wireless test and measurement products, conducted a Roadshow cum Training Workshop with i2i Systems, a Turkey-based system integrator.

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
In early 2019, the French Defense Innovation Agency (AID) launched the PRODEF challenge with the support of the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), the French government defense procurement and technology agency. The challenge was launched in order to enable French subject matter experts (SMEs) to propose innovative technology solutions to the challenges faced by the Ministry of the Armed forces in their mission to protect and defend air bases.

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
In a letter to new U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr., FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly asked the governor to help end the territory’s practice of diverting 9-1-1 fees to other purposes, suggesting that additional universal service fund (USF) dollars to support the territory’s damaged communications infrastructure may not be available while the fee diversion continues.

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
The CBRS Alliance and the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) jointly announced the approval by the WInnForum to support the 5G New Radio (NR) air interface in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. This approval is a key step in providing a solid foundation for 5G NR in the 3.5 GHz band and sets the stage for the first mid-band 5G deployments in the U.S.

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July 17, 2019 | Comments
Axon announced that it received orders from five law enforcement agencies to provide body-worn cameras.

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July 17, 2019 | Comments
Siyata Mobile received its first U.S. purchase order for its Long Term Evolution (LTE) Uniden UV350 in-vehicle device. The order is for a single end-use customer to equip its fleet of yellow school buses, as part of a contract valued at over $925,000.

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July 17, 2019 | Comments
Deputies in Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Office in Burlington, Colorado, are upgrading their duty vests with Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones.

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July 17, 2019 | Comments
AT&T Communications and Microsoft announced an extensive, multiyear alliance where the two companies will apply technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G, to improve how people live and work today and in the future. Microsoft will be the preferred cloud provider for non-network applications, as part of AT&T's broader public-cloud-first strategy and will support AT&T as it consolidates its data center infrastructure and operations.

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July 17, 2019 | Comments
In a letter to the FCC, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) recommended that the FCC grant T-band license renewals conditioned on the outcome of the ongoing T-band proceeding.

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July 16, 2019 | Comments
Gwinnett County, Georgia, awarded Federal Engineering (FE) a contract to assist the county with the replacement of its public-safety technology systems.

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July 16, 2019 | Comments
Anterix, formerly pdvWireless, announced the launch of a proposed follow-on public offering of $85 million of common stock. In addition, Anterix expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $12.75 million of common stock at the public offering price less the underwriting discount.

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July 16, 2019 | Comments
The first meeting of the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII will occur July 19. The first full meeting will introduce members of the CSRIC and announce the topics that CSRIC VII will consider and address.

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July 16, 2019 | Comments
Anterix, formerly pdvWireless, proposed a modification to the FCC’s temporary 900 MHz freeze that it says will provide greater flexibility.

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July 16, 2019 | Comments
Chinese company Huawei filed a patent infringement lawsuit against L3Harris Technologies in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging that L3Harris Long Term Evolution (LTE) products infringe five Huawei patents.

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July 15, 2019 | Comments
Everbridge announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has signed a five-year extension of its statewide mass notification platform, AlertFlorida, to bolster Florida’s ongoing hurricane preparedness efforts.

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July 15, 2019 | Comments
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would change the federal classification of 9-1-1 professionals July 12.

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July 12, 2019 | Comments
The Utilities Broadband Alliance (UBBA), formed earlier this year and spearheaded by founding member Anterix, formerly pdvWireless, is addressing the business case for private Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks for utilities, along with use cases and technology considerations.

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July 11, 2019 | Comments
FLYMOTION and Tomahawk Robotics partnered to bring enterprise-class robotic control solutions to the public-safety and government markets.

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July 11, 2019 | Comments
Carbyne partnered with Google to offer mobile location to emergency communications centers (ECCs) throughout Mexico. Carbyne will provide Google’s Android Emergency Location Service (ELS) in real time from emergency calls made on Android devices.

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July 11, 2019 | Comments
The U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) announced it demonstrated the new Interworking functionality between the ESN and Airwave networks with Motorola Solutions.

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July 11, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions acquired mobile video provider WatchGuard. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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July 10, 2019 | Comments
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness partnered with Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and numerous local law enforcement agencies during the Operation NJ CONECT rail safety exercise at multiple train stations on Amtrak’s New Jersey line July 10.

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July 10, 2019 | Comments
Global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) deployed JLT Mobile Computers devices at the operator’s new container terminals in Papua New Guinea.

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July 10, 2019 | Comments
Inpixon, an indoor positioning and data analytics company, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Jibestream, a provider of indoor mapping and location technology.

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July 10, 2019 | Comments
A new alliance has formed to promote public safety’s use of drones. The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance non-profit will advocate for and support the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, for public-safety missions and announced its inaugural 40-person board of advisors.

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July 10, 2019 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission will vote on rules to help ensure that people who call 9-1-1 from multiline telephone systems (MLTS), which commonly serve hotels, office buildings and college campuses, can reach 9-1-1 and be quickly located by first responders at its August meeting.

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July 09, 2019 | Comments
The Genesis Group appointed Paul Miller as chief operating officer (COO), a new position within Genesis. Miller’s previous role of vice president of operations has continued to expand during his seven years at Genesis.

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July 09, 2019 | Comments
oneM2M, the global standards body for the internet of things (IoT), appointed a new chair and regional vice chair of Asia for its marketing and communications committee, as it continues to expand its presence in global IoT standardization.

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July 09, 2019 | Comments
Frequentis was selected for phase two of the modernization and standardization of control center technology program MVL for the police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). NRW police selected the Frequentis multimedia communications platform to meet the requirements for future emergency call and broadband radio communications.

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July 09, 2019 | Comments
Hytera Mobilfunk won an invitation to tender from the National Police in Peru to optimize the safety-critical communications of the emergency services.

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July 09, 2019 | Comments
A 5G demo center for testing promising technologies and city services is to be set up in Moscow. The center will be accessible for both Russian and foreign companies.

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July 08, 2019 | Comments
Nina Myren of the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) was elected to TCCA’s board during Critical Communications World in June. Myren is senior advisor, strategy, at DSB’s department of emergency communications.

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July 08, 2019 | Comments
Last month, the IJIS Institute, the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and Google hosted a Text-to-911 Translation TechFest at the Google campus in Kirkland, Washington.

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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 05, 2019 | Comments
Spanish cloud computing services provider Arsys and Teltronic signed an agreement to promote telecommunications services on the cloud in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

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July 05, 2019 | Comments
The 19th PMRExpo takes place on 26 – 28 November in Cologne, Germany. More than 4,300 visitors from across the globe are expected at PMRExpo 2019.

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July 05, 2019 | Comments
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) proposed a new transmitter and receiver license type, referred to as the area-wide apparatus license (AWL) type.

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July 05, 2019 | Comments
SatADSL, in support of the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), equipped its sub office in Baga Sola in Chad’s Lake Region with a T11N satellite to monitor the displacement people.

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July 05, 2019 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International said it is adding microwave engineering and licensing services to its Part 90 frequency coordination.

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July 05, 2019 | Comments
A group of companies made a presentation to the FCC outlining an engineering study that showed that 6 GHz radio local area network (RLAN) operations will protect fixed service (FS) links from interference.

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July 03, 2019 | Comments
Keysight Technologies appointed Jeffrey Li as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company. As general counsel, he will lead Keysight's legal, compliance and customer contracts functions. In addition, Li acts as secretary to Keysight's board of directors.

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July 03, 2019 | Comments
PrioCom announced a strategic partnership with TASSTA complemented with device partners Sonim Technologies and Telo Systems and network connectivity partner T-Mobile. This guarantees an end-to-end ecosystem for mission-critical communication based on industry standards in the Netherlands, the company said.

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July 03, 2019 | Comments
Sonim Technologies was added to the broad-market Russell 3000 Index at the conclusion of the annual reconstitution of Russell indexes effective after the U.S. market opened July 1.

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July 03, 2019 | Comments
Inmarsat plans to introduce two new satellite payloads dedicated to the Arctic region in a partnership with Space Norway and its subsidiary Space Norway HEOSAT.

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July 03, 2019 | Comments
The FCC cited Jose Perez for programming unauthorized frequencies into a transmitter in violation of the FCC’s Part 90 rules. The commission directed Perez to cease and desist from programming transmitters to operate on frequencies for which they are not authorized and to avoid any recurrence of this misconduct. If Perez fails to comply with these rules, he may be liable for significant penalties, including fines of up to $20,134 per day.

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July 03, 2019 | Comments
Is your public-safety organization considering adopting a drone or unmanned aerial system (UAS) program? One key factor an agency must consider is what type of permit is best to operate its program under.

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July 02, 2019 | Comments
Dali Wireless appointed Basem Anshasi as chief operating officer (COO) to help facilitate the company’s growth. Anshasi has decades of experience in the telecommunications industry and will lead new IP licensing and partner ecosystem development initiatives. He will also direct global sales, business development, operations and strategic direction in conjunction with CEO Albert Lee to continue business advancement.

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July 02, 2019 | Comments
Ceragon Networks announced a further delay in receiving certain large orders from India. The orders, which the company had expected to be able to recognize as a significant portion of the related revenue during the second quarter of 2019, are now expected in the third quarter. As a result of the delay, about $20 million of revenue was pushed out from the second quarter. The remainder of Ceragon's global business was slightly better than management's expectations during the quarter.

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July 02, 2019 | Comments
Hamilton NG911 joined the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), an organization that brings together leading companies involved in emergency 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
Inpixon, an indoor positioning and data analytics company, completed the acquisition and licensing of a broad portfolio of GPS assets and intellectual property from GTX.

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July 01, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions and the state of Michigan announced more than 100,000 mission-critical radio users on Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS).

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July 01, 2019 | Comments
The FCC reminded all emergency alert system (EAS) participants and the public that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the EAS Aug. 7, with a backup date of Aug. 21. All EAS participants must file form two in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) by Aug. 7 and ETRS form three by Sept. 23.

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July 01, 2019 | Comments
Southern Communications Services, doing business as Southern Linc, applied for an experimental six-month special temporary authority (STA) to conduct technical trials using spectrum in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band from specified locations in Alabama.

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July 01, 2019 | Comments
L3Harris Technologies completed the all-stock merger between Harris and L3 Technologies June 29. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, L3Harris is the sixth-largest defense company in the U.S., and a top 10 defense company worldwide with about $17 billion in revenue and 50,000 employees, including 20,000 engineers and scientists.

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July 01, 2019 | Comments
Astronics, a provider of technologies for global aerospace, defense and other mission-critical industries, acquired Freedom Communication Technologies (FCT), a developer and manufacturer of communications test equipment for the land-based mobile radio market. Astronics acquired 100% of the equity of Freedom for $22 million in cash.

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Events
July 2019

25 - 25
Webinar: FirstNet App Catalog: Extending Your Reach

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/513288711202136331

30 - 30
Webinar: Are Your Mission-Critical Systems Managing You?

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3092840846834035212

August 2019

11 - 14
APCO Conference and Expo
Baltimore
https://www.apco2019.org

September 2019

12 - 12
Northern California APCO Vendor Showcase
Roseville, California
www.napco.org/meetings

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