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May 24, 2019 | Comments
Damm Cellular Systems appointed Dave Thuringer as the head of sales and business development for North America to help strengthen sales in the region.

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May 24, 2019 | Comments
Hytera Mobilfunk and its partner Mobilis won a tender from Romania’s Ministry of National Defence and signed a frame agreement to deliver thousands of PD565s, including accessories.

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May 24, 2019 | Comments
Verizon and Naval Base Coronado announced the installation of a new wireless small cell deployment at Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and San Clemente Island.

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May 24, 2019 | Comments
The FCC denied requests for reconsideration of termination from two entities.

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May 24, 2019 | Comments
The FCC granted a request from Westchester County, New York, to extend the construction period for four 700 MHz public-safety trunked stations.

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May 24, 2019 | Comments
The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) announced that Commscope, Federated Wireless and Google have joined Nokia in being approved as certified professional installer (CPI) training program administrators for the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

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May 24, 2019 | Comments
The FCC approved waivers of its wireless E9-1-1 location accuracy standards and reporting requirements for 10 rural wireless providers.

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
Radio Frequency Systems appointed Monika Maurer president and CEO. Maurer will assume global leadership responsibilities immediately.

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
Cybersecurity, utilities and 5G, grid modernization, spectrum access for wireless deployment, grid resilience, rural broadband deployment by utilities, and the growing convergences between the energy and telecom sectors are among the topics that will be discussed at the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) Telecom and Technology conference June 17-21 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
BK Technologies announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released its annual report to Congress for fiscal year 2018. The year saw the beginning of the deployment of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
First responders were able to see 5G technology in action when the first members of the 5G First Responder Lab recently showcased their technology.

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced the completion of four key deliverables in support of setting version 3.0 of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system into action by Nov. 30.

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May 23, 2019 | Comments
CentralSquare announced that it had acquired Tellus Safety Solutions, a company that specializes in connecting multiple CAD systems used by emergency responders. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
Several jurisdictions around the country are beginning to adopt a new UL standard for in-building communications that could change the in-building market.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions implemented Project 25 (P25) two-way radios into the Maryland FiRST Radio System for Allegheny County. Used by law enforcement, fire departments and EMS officials, the radios provide seamless communications across agencies and state borders.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
Tait Communications completed the digital upgrade of Transport for London’s (TfL) surface fleet, fitting London’s 9,200 red buses with digital radio communications.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
The General Inspectorate for the Romanian Police selected ASTI International equip its police officers with TETRA two-way digital radios.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
The FCC sent a warning of unlicensed operation to Traffic Control Services, doing business as Flagger Force, for operating radio transmitting equipment in the areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey without authorization.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
Sepura partner in Australia Radlink Communications secured a contract with Australia's largest rail freight operator Aurizon to deliver one of the country’s largest radio networks.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
One of the employees leading the turnaround of Pennsylvania’s statewide public-safety radio system earned a governor’s award for excellence. Robert Barnham was among the 49 employees from eight departments honored by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
The FCC rechartered its Technological Advisory Council (TAC) for a two-year term commencing May 17. Dale Hatfield, executive fellow with Silicon Flatirons and a member of the MissionCritical Communications editorial advisory board, and a National Emergency Number Association (NENA) employee are just two of the experts serving on the 42-member council.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a temporary general license (TGL) amending the export administration regulations (EAR) to Huawei Technologies and its 68 non-U.S. affiliates, which were added to the Entity List May 16.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
For the sixth consecutive year, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) received an unmodified, or “clean,” audit opinion on its financial statements.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
To help ensure that critical infrastructure is protected and can be restored quickly when severe weather or other catastrophic events occur in Illinois, ComEd organized a statewide drill. Called “Operation Power Play,” the drill will test how agencies coordinate in the face of a significant weather or man-made event.

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May 22, 2019 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) service providers accessing the “Emergency Preparedness and Response Checklist ATIS-0100019.

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May 20, 2019 | Comments
Registration is open for the fourth edition of the Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM), which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 12 – 13 June and will focus on volunteer management. The event is organized in collaboration with the Danish Red Cross as part of DRIVER+, an EU-funded project aiming at enhancing Europe’s resilience by stimulating the development and uptake of innovative crisis management solutions in Europe.

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May 20, 2019 | Comments
Cradlepoint announced the first responder charities it is pledging to donate a portion of its 2019 public-safety revenues to in January 2020. The charitable contribution is part of Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect program, designed to ease the challenges often faced by first responder agencies in purchasing, deploying and supporting fixed-site, in-vehicle and internet of things (IoT)-based routing solutions for access to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and other nationwide public-safety broadband networks.

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May 20, 2019 | Comments
The FCC denied an application for review filed by License Acquisitions last year. License Acquisitions sought reconsideration of the FCC’s March 2018 denial of its request to rescind its election under the 800 MHz rebanding program to relocate to the enhanced SMR (ESMR) portion of the band.

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May 20, 2019 | Comments
The increasing number of connected devices used in various businesses has created an ideal environment for the private Long Term Evolution (LTE) market because public networks cannot always ensure consistent connectivity and security for a large number of smart devices.

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May 17, 2019 | Comments
The European Union (EU) and the South Korean government awarded US$9.2 million (€8.3 million) to the ReponDrone consortium, which is composed of 20 partners from 12 countries, to develop and apply a situational awareness system in emergency situations, providing critical information and communication services to first responders.

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May 17, 2019 | Comments
The spectrum sharing capabilities of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) will create new opportunities for rural telecom operators to offer carrier-grade fixed wireless service that will improve broadband coverage in rural America, according to a new report from CoBank.

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May 17, 2019 | Comments
On 16 May, Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) launched a program to support national authorities to define the requirements for the design of national public warning systems (PWS) based on solid experience and lessons learned from other countries.

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May 16, 2019 | Comments
A U.S. representative proposed delaying the start of the T-band process for three years and tying eligibility for that delay to states and local entities ending 9-1-1 fee diversion.

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May 16, 2019 | Comments
Aviat Networks reported financial results for its fiscal 2019 third quarter and nine months ended March 29.

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May 16, 2019 | Comments
Critical Communications World (CCW), the conference and exhibition connecting critical communications professionals, will take place 18 – 20 June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosted by Malaysia's Sapura Group. Produced by TCCA, the three-day event will feature a series of keynote speaker sessions, master classes and panel discussions by industry experts, along with a showcase theater highlighting the latest technology.

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May 16, 2019 | Comments
Baycom acquired Infinity Wireless, a wireless communications provider in Maple Grove, Minnesota. With this acquisition, Baycom will expand its operations into Minnesota and will provide a brick-and-mortar presence to serve local customers with Baycom’s full array of voice, video and data solutions.

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May 16, 2019 | Comments
Declaring a national emergency to protect U.S. communications technology and networks, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars U.S. communications firms from acquiring technology from foreign companies.

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May 16, 2019 | Comments
The Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced an infrastructure bill May 15 that includes funding for the next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) transition.

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May 15, 2019 | Comments
The 11 frequency advisory committees (FACs) eligible to coordinate license applications for 800 MHz expansion and guard band (EB/GB) channels have unanimously signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will govern frequency coordination processes.

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May 15, 2019 | Comments
Tecore Networks announced that Spark New Zealand selected its iNAC Managed Access System (MAS) for the provision of a managed cellular communication service to combat the use of contraband cellphones in New Zealand correctional institutions. After extensive evaluation by Spark industry experts, Tecore’s Maryland-based MAS deployments served as a test-bed and case model in efficacy leading up to this contract award.

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May 15, 2019 | Comments
Siemens and Amdocs announced the availability of a joint solution to enable mission-critical networks to leverage shared Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.

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May 15, 2019 | Comments
To close the gap between first responder needs and test equipment development, Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) is launching the 2019 NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - Mission Critical Voice Test Equipment funding opportunity, with budgeted federal funding of $12 million.

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May 15, 2019 | Comments
The delayed Emergency Services Network (ESN) is likely to become operational even later than expected, and the U.K. government’s already increased forecast costs are highly uncertain, according to a report by the U.K. National Audit Office (NAO).

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May 14, 2019 | Comments
The city of Nagpur in India celebrated the first services on its new metro line, on a citywide network that will eventually cover more than 40 kilometers. In March, the first train line was inaugurated using a TETRA communications network using Sepura mobile and hand-portable terminals on a Damm Cellular Systems TETRA system.

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May 14, 2019 | Comments
Ondas Holdings entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 700 MHz spectrum throughout the state of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. Ondas Networks is offering private mobile and fixed wireless services to mission-critical users within the licensed areas.

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May 14, 2019 | Comments
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determined that three Motorola Solutions patents are valid. The PTAB, however, determined that four claims in one of those patents are unpatentable.

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May 13, 2019 | Comments
Boynton Beach (Florida) Communications implemented PowerPhone's Total Response emergency medical dispatch (EMD) calls.

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May 13, 2019 | Comments
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, retained the services of Federal Engineering to assist in the upgrade of a new multisite UHF simulcast radio system for South Kingstown police, EMS, public works, parks and leisure services, school department, and Union and Kingston fire districts.

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May 13, 2019 | Comments
India’s COAI, an association representing telecom, internet, technology and digital services companies, partnered with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), a European information, communications and technology (ICT) standardization organization, to collaborate on areas of mutual interest.

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May 13, 2019 | Comments
Federated Wireless completed the rollout of what it called the world’s first in-production environmental sensing capability (ESC) network. Federated Wireless said the network will enable initial commercial deployment of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) services across the United States.

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May 10, 2019 | Comments
Sierra Wireless reported results for its first quarter ended March 31. All results are reported in U.S. dollars and are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), except as otherwise indicated.

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May 10, 2019 | Comments
Damm Cellular Systems and systems partner Wellracom began an upgrade from an analog system to a digital TETRA solution for PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, a mining company in Indonesia.

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May 10, 2019 | Comments
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to catalyze and deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of space.

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May 10, 2019 | Comments
Sonim Technologies priced its initial public offering (IPO) at $11 a share. The nearly 3.6 million shares of common stock are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market May 10 under the ticker symbol "SONM.

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May 10, 2019 | Comments
Diane Rinaldo became acting assistant secretary for communications and information for the Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), following the abrupt resignation of David Redl.

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May 10, 2019 | Comments
An FCC report found that three key factors were the predominant causes of the unacceptably slow restoration of wireless service in the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael in 2018.

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May 09, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions commenced a debt tender offer to purchase for cash four different types of outstanding securities due from 2025 to 2037 up to a maximum waterfall tender amount.

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May 09, 2019 | Comments
Gemalto, a Thales company, will implement the Canadian Department of National Defence’s (DND) first automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to increase security and reliability in the collection and verification of fingerprint records.

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May 09, 2019 | Comments
David Redl, administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the Department of Commerce and assistant secretary of Commerce for communications and information, resigned.

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May 09, 2019 | Comments
Details about Motorola Solutions’ contract for the U.K. Emergency Services Network were revealed in a voluntary ex ante transparency notice this week. The value of the revised contract is £401 million (US$523 million), an £82 million (US$107 million) increase from the previous £319 million (US$415 million).

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May 09, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut seeking to compel the owner of a Connecticut-based radio distributor to testify in a deposition as part of Motorola’s ongoing theft of trade secrets lawsuit against Hytera Communications.

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May 08, 2019 | Comments
Wireless Telecom Group released results for the 2019 first quarter ended March 31. The company reported consolidated net revenues of $13 million compared with $13.26 million for the same period in 2018, a decrease of 1.7%.

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May 08, 2019 | Comments
PCTEL announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenue was $20.6 million in the quarter, 5% lower than the prior year. Compared to the first quarter 2018, first quarter revenue was higher by 38% for the test and measurement product line and lower by 15% for the antenna product line.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
Aviat Networks provided preliminary fiscal 2019 third-quarter results and an update to its fiscal 2019 full-year outlook.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
Lafayette Parish in Louisiana selected Carbyne to implement its next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technology into the parish’s emergency services systems to improve visibility on the scene and emergency response for citizens. This implementation is the first of its kind in Louisiana and continues the parish’s 9-1-1 digitization efforts.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a discussion draft of its privacy framework, a set of industry standards and best practices designed to assist organizations in managing cybersecurity risks.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
Officials from the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) met with FCC staff to discuss the challenges posed by an auction of the T-band spectrum, particularly the lack of alternative spectrum options for public-safety incumbents.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) finalized its testing stage of five Spectrum Access System (SAS) vendors proposing to operate in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum at 3.5 GHz. The SAS manages parameters upon which CBRS systems will rely.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
AT&T Services, Verizon and Comsearch urged FCC officials to find solutions that would facilitate sharing between licensed and unlicensed use in the 6 GHz fixed service bands. In a separate filing, Ericsson said the FCC should repurpose the 6 GHz band for licensed flexible-use service and auction the band.

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May 07, 2019 | Comments
Only 38.7% of valid test calls conducted during recent dispatchable location testing for 9-1-1 calls produced a result that meets the requirements for actionable dispatchable location as defined by Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) standards. Dispatchable location testing in the E9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed was conducted during the second half of 2018.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) awarded Federal Engineering a contract to review ways public media supports public safety and emergency alerting for the U.S. and in local communities.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
The FirstNet Association changed its name to the Public Safety Broadband Technology Association (PSBTA) to avoid confusion between the association and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
Globalstar entered a long-term strategic relationship with Seattle-based Recon Powerline allowing the company to use Globalstar's satellite and multiradio modems to help address the growing issue of wildfire risk management.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
IP Access International joined AT&T’s First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Dealer Program. As a FirstNet dealer, IP Access International can now sell FirstNet services to eligible public-safety customers.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) launched a new Industry Specification Group on a European Common Information Sharing Environment Service and Data Model (ISG CDM). The ETSI group will define technical standards to allow data exchange among different maritime legacy systems in a cooperative network.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
BearCom Group acquired three additional mobile communications dealers around the country. Terms of the three transactions were not announced.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
Airbus launched MXLINK, a secure mobile virtual network operator (SMVNO) for Mexican public-safety and defense authorities. MXLINK offers multi-operator coverage, interoperability with the national Tetrapol network, and end-to-end voice and data security from a reliable telecommunications and data center platform in the country.

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May 06, 2019 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network performs more than 25% faster than commercial networks, according to data from AT&T, which is building out the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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May 03, 2019 | Comments
Viavi reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 30. Third quarter of fiscal 2019 net revenue was $265.2 million. GAAP net loss was $4.8 million. Third quarter of fiscal 2018 net revenue was $218.7 million. GAAP net loss was $10.7 million.

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May 03, 2019 | Comments
ChannelPorts, the only private customs clearance agent in the United Kingdom, adopted the Icom Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio system.

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May 03, 2019 | Comments
On May 8, most Canadian provincial and territorial emergency management organizations will issue public test messages through Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alerting system. Each participating province or territory will issue one test message to be distributed simultaneously over television, radio and compatible wireless devices at designated times.

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May 03, 2019 | Comments
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) plans to test whether a private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network can operate in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band to provide communications for applications such as wildfire risk mitigation.

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May 03, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions executives expect recent acquisitions to give it a competitive edge and contribute to growth this year.

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May 02, 2019 | Comments
Inmarsat type approved GetSAT's MilliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX for use on its Global Xpress service. The new terminals are the lightest and most compact all-in-one solutions serving the Global Xpress network, a global high-throughput wideband satellite network, the companies said.

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May 02, 2019 | Comments
Tyler Technologies announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31. Total revenues were $247.1 million, up 11.7% from $221.2 million for the first quarter of 2018. Organic revenue growth was 5.5%.

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May 02, 2019 | Comments
Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a public-safety consulting firm, announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team. Darrin Reilly was named chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Kevin Murray, chairman and CEO.

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May 02, 2019 | Comments
Samsung Electronics signed an expansion contract with KT to provide public-safety Long Term Evolution (PS-LTE) network solutions based on Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard Release 13 for 10 major metropolitan regions in South Korea including Seoul by 2020. In addition, the two companies will deliver what they called the world’s first narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) service through the PS-LTE network.

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May 02, 2019 | Comments
Five solutions will be assessed in an exaggerated flooding scenario in The Hague 22 – 23 May as part of a two-day tabletop trial under the Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience (DRIVER+) project. With the participation of practitioners from the police, fire service, medical services, municipality, military, the water board and electricity company, and public transport, as well as international organizations such as EUROPOL, EUROJUST and the International Court of Justice, the event will assess crisis management solutions in Europe.

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May 02, 2019 | Comments
The French Ministry of Interior (MoI) Home Affairs Technologies and Information Systems Department ST(SI)2 has selected most of the suppliers for its critical communications broadband solution. The selections follow a process that started in 2015 in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) announced Amazon Web Services was elected to its board of directors.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
The FCC will host a June 28 public workshop to promote the use of multilingual emergency alerting to meet community needs. The workshop will include presentations covering, among other topics, the multilingual capabilities of the emergency alert system (EAS) and wireless emergency alerts (WEA), alternative methods for delivering emergency information to the non-English speaking public, and real-world examples demonstrating the successful use of these tools during disasters.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) appointed Martha Suárez, Ph.D., president. Following her previous role as general director of the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) in Colombia, Suárez will continue her work promoting the efficient use of spectrum.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
The FCC reminded commercial mobile service providers participating in wireless emergency alerts (WEA) of their obligations beginning May 1. The carriers must now support longer WEA messages, from 90 to 360 characters, for 4G and future networks and support a new class of alerts, called public-safety messages, to convey recommended actions for saving lives or property.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
General Devices (GD) announced that its GD e-Bridge application is now certified First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Listed and available via the FirstNet App Catalog.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
The FCC requested comment on a request filed by Ocean Signal for waiver to permit the equipment authorization and use of a personal locator beacon (PLB) that incorporates automatic identification system (AIS) functionality in compliance with a recently published Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) standard.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
pdvWireless formed an industry advisory board (IAB) as a part of the company's ongoing project with the Department of Energy' (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The DOE awarded the project "high-impact" status, which is given to projects that look to accelerate innovation in the private sector and develop scalable technologies that satisfy the goals of the U.S. DOE Grid Modernization Initiative.

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May 01, 2019 | Comments
Harris reported fiscal 2019 third-quarter revenue of $1.7 billion, up 11% compared with the prior year with a book-to-bill of 1.03. Net income increased 24% to $243 million, and adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased 15% to $341 million with margin expansion of 80 basis points (bps) to 19.7%.

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