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January 24, 2020 | Comments
IWCE announced its program for its 44th annual conference in Las Vegas, March 30 – April 3.

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January 24, 2020 | Comments
Syniverse and AiRXOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, announced they are working together to provide a communications infrastructure that manages drones and other unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operating at low altitudes.

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January 24, 2020 | Comments
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. and Rep. Greg Walden sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) urging the government watchdog to conduct an updated review of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) federal spectrum management processes.

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January 24, 2020 | Comments
Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure told the FCC they are alarmed by its proposal to reallocate more than half of the 5.9 GHz spectrum (Safety Band) to unlicensed operations, such as Wi-Fi. The FCC's proposal undercuts the potential to prevent many of the 37,000 traffic fatalities each year by impeding the development and deployment of safety-critical technologies, a letter said.

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January 24, 2020 | Comments
The Ad Hoc Refiners Group met with FCC officials to discuss the proposal to realign the 900 MHz band to establish a Long Term Evolution (LTE) operations. The group highlighted challenges in securing narrowband 900 MHz channels in high-density markets.

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January 24, 2020 | Comments
Australia’s government officials and industry leaders gathered to discuss network resilience during the country’s severe bushfires, noting that access to power was critical. Most network outages following the bushfires were because of loss of power, not direct bushfire damage to network facilities.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications was awarded a multiyear contract extension totaling an estimated $14.2 million to provide enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) services to a tier one U.S. wireless telecommunications carrier.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
Aviat Networks announced that its fiscal 2020 second quarter and first half results are anticipated to come in lower than previously forecasted because of a cyber attack at one of the company's contract manufacturing vendors.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
To ensure ongoing reliable operation of its TETRA network, Bucharest Airports National Co. awarded Motorola Solutions a five-year service contract. Bucharest Airports National Co. processes about 65% of the passengers, cargo and mail traffic in Romania and represents the country´s main aviation hub.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
BK Technologies announced that its operating subsidiary received an order totaling about $2.1 million for BK KNG2-Series radios and related accessories from a California state customer. The order was for BK's digital Project 25 (P25) portable radios with accessories and was fulfilled in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MRFA) and U.K. critical infrastructure firm telent are marking a milestone as their collaborative partnership enters its 19th year, with a contract secured until 2024.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) approved a new Release 2 specification defining enhancements to the baseline Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) operational and functional requirements. The specification defines optional features and functionality that can be incorporated at any time, with special focus on supporting specific vertical markets and their deployments.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
Audi of America, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Qualcomm Technologies, announced plans for initial deployments of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications on northern Virginia roadways. Initial deployment is expected to take place on select roadways in Virginia beginning in the third quarter.

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January 23, 2020 | Comments
AT&T said it has added coverage in the Miami area ahead of Super Bowl LIV, investing more than $85 million to boost its network through permanent and temporary upgrades in the city.

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January 22, 2020 | Comments
Motorola Solutions was recognized on Fortune magazine’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” ranking No. 3 in the industry category of “Network and Other Communications Equipment” for the third consecutive year.

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January 22, 2020 | Comments
Cypress Creek EMS, a 9-1-1 EMS provider in North Harris County, Texas, will deploy 37 Axon in-car video systems across the agency's emergency service vehicles. Each in-car video system includes a forward-facing and rear-facing camera and is backed by the firm’s digital evidence management system.

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January 22, 2020 | Comments
The FCC granted a waiver modification request filed by Flint Hills Resources (FHR) Corpus Christi for a waiver granted in September regarding the current 900 MHz application freeze.

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January 22, 2020 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded a $704,000 research and development (R&D) contract to Atlanta-based Georgia Tech Applied Research Center (GTARC) to address a crucial gap in the trustmark framework for the public-safety community’s information sharing and safeguarding (IS&S) capabilities.

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January 22, 2020 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced its ongoing development of a 900 MHz private broadband solution that the vendor said will offer critical infrastructure industries (CII) entities high power and interoperable communications. The announcement anticipates a regulatory proceeding by the FCC to realign the 900 MHz band to allow for broadband use.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
Dali Wireless filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against John Mezzalingua Associates, doing business as JMA Wireless, for alleged infringement of U.S. patent numbers 10,344,499 and 9,820,171.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
Purple Cow Industries, a construction waste management and skip bin provider across the Sydney metropolitan area, selected Vertel’s push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) service to enhance communications across its operations.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
Ericsson announced plans to establish a new research and development (R&D) site in France with up to 300 employees, accelerating 5G momentum in Europe. This site will focus initially on 5G software development and security, benefitting the global 5G ecosystem and leveraging the firm’s collaboration with French customers.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
Sonim Technologies hired Randy Denny as executive vice president of sales and John Graff as chief marketing officer.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technologies.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Emergency Communication Special Committee released two emergency calling specifications.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and TCCA announced a joint task force that will move certification forward for mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT), mission-critical data (MCData) and mission-critical video (MCVideo) implementations. The initial actions of the task force will be completed during the first half of 2020.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
Nextel Worldwide was selected as a supplier of communications for Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2 in Miami.

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January 21, 2020 | Comments
The Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board (MPSCIB) released two new recommendations for the more than 100,000 mission-critical communications radio users on Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS).

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January 17, 2020 | Comments
RapidDeploy Nimbus is now First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Listed and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog.

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January 17, 2020 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducted its final integration of smart city technologies this week in St. Louis in collaboration with the city, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the T-REX Innovation Center (T-REX).

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January 17, 2020 | Comments
Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced a new pilot program to deploy vehicle-to-everything (V2X) around the country to help prevent accidents involving first responders.

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
Verizon announced a new wireless small cell deployment on Naval Base Point Loma in California, designed to improve network connection and bandwidth and lay the groundwork for 5G on the Navy base. This mission-critical communications partnership expands capabilities for tactical and public-safety operations, urban development and force protection by enabling enhanced capacity and data transfer speeds.

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
Teltronic installed Nepal’s first TETRA network in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, providing users and security teams with a comprehensive critical communications solution.

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
Comments regarding the FCC’s fifth report and order and fifth further notice of proposed rulemaking adopting rules for transmitting Z-axis location information with indoor wireless 9-1-1 calls and seeking comment on narrowing the Z-axis location accuracy metric are due Feb. 18.

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) and GSMA published two reports on critical communications internet of things (IoT).

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) selected Commdex to provide much-needed improvements for the CBP to enhance its LMR, solar power and backhaul transport radio capabilities within the Big Bend/Marfa sector. The CBP uses this system for communications by the border patrol agents during their surveillance missions to ensure safe and effective operation.

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
SFR, the second-largest commercial operator in France, selected Motorola Solutions to provide a Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) solution. The next-generation broadband PTT service will be delivered through SFR’s nationwide network, enabling customers to improve operational efficiency, accelerate business productivity and enhance customer service.

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January 16, 2020 | Comments
The U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) notified suppliers that it continues to seek solutions for Long Term Evolution (LTE) direct mode capability for the U.K. public-safety broadband network.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
Carbyne hired Rob Clark as general manager of North America.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) is a recipient of a $25,000 donation as part of Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect Program.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
Taoglas Group Holdings resolved its litigation against 2J Antennas and Javier Ruben Flores Cuadras. Taoglas brought the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in San Diego for violations of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, intentional interference with contract and patent infringement.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
First Responder Technologies, a developer of Wi-Fi-based technologies to detect and deter mass shooting and terror attacks involving concealed weapons, completed its initial public offering of nearly 14 million units issued at 35 cents per unit. The offering generated aggregate gross proceeds of $4.9 million.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) hired Ian Deakin as principal technologist. In this role, he will be applying his extensive experience as a digital transformation professional to advance ATIS initiatives in the areas of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and 5G vertical enablement platforms.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
NextNav announced it raised $120 million in debt and equity financing. Funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group led the round with NextNav’s existing investor base, including Columbia Capital, Telcom Ventures, funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, NEA, Oak Investment Partners and Future Fund, all participating.

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January 15, 2020 | Comments
Mission Critical Partners (MCP) acquired URL Integration, an IT consulting company specializing in the criminal-justice and public-safety sectors. The acquisition is the second for MCP this week, after buying Black & Veatch’s Public Safety consulting services earlier this month.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
Mutualink hired former AT&T employee Tina Chester as senior vice president of sales, contributing to business strategies to deliver Mutualink’s mission for safe, interconnected communities.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
SFC Energy and adKor entered into an equipment sales agreement with Ballard Power Systems for the provision of an initial 500 fuel cell stacks to be integrated into Jupiter backup power systems for deployment at radio tower sites in Germany through the end of 2021.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
Hytera delivered its Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology for smooth and efficient radio communications for the 61st edition of Hong Kong Open, held at Hong Kong Golf Club 9 – 12 January.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
NII Holdings announced that it filed a certificate of dissolution with the secretary of state of the state of Delaware, as contemplated by the plan of complete liquidation and dissolution previously approved by NII's board of directors and stockholders. The certificate provides for the dissolution of NII under the Delaware state law.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
Under a new agreement with Nellis Air Force Base, AT&T will provide AT&T 5G services to the base in southern Nevada, along with First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) service to eligible public-safety personnel across Nellis.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) became a member of the European Telecommunications and Standards Institute (ETSI), a European standards organization.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
E Comm International is celebrating 25 years in business by releasing a new e-book each month during 2020 on marketing, advertising and sales topics. The first e-book in the series is “25 Best Practices for Marketing in the Wireless Industry.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
Oakland, California, selected a CAD solution from Motorola Solutions to help ensure the resiliency of its operations during a disaster.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) published “Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Updating Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Outage Contact Information (ATIS-0100068).” The document provides information on how public-safety answering point (PSAP) contact information is to be collected and documented.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
Iridium Communications was formally authorized to provide satellite Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service by the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO). Iridium said it brings global coverage and a choice of both network and equipment to the critical emergency service for the first time.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
A new report from several electric and water trade organizations provides the FCC with technical data about the impact to critical infrastructure industries (CII) operations if the FCC’s 2018 proposal to open the band to unlicensed use is adopted as proposed.

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January 14, 2020 | Comments
Texas A&M University (TAMU) is expanding its research focus into public safety’s use of 5G technology following an investment from the state of Texas.

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January 13, 2020 | Comments
Samsung Electronics America is working with Microsoft and Verizon to bring the new Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro to the U.S. market for business-critical markets.

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January 13, 2020 | Comments
Locution Systems, which offers a fire station alerting system, announced that nine cities and counties went live with the PrimeAlert system in 2019.

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January 13, 2020 | Comments
Times Microwave Systems inaugurated a new distribution facility in the Netherlands, the company’s first in Europe.

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January 13, 2020 | Comments
Barrett Communications supplied high-frequency (HF) radio communications equipment to the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management for use by the Bureau of Fire and Rescue and Bureau of Forest Fires.

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January 13, 2020 | Comments
DroneUp and the state of Montana signed a participating addendum for the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint contract for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) services.

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January 13, 2020 | Comments
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) and two regional carriers filed ex parte comments in the FCC’s proceeding on petitions for a declaratory ruling and rulemaking filed by the Boulder (Colorado) Regional Emergency Telephone Service Authority (BRETSA) last year.

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January 10, 2020 | Comments
More than 30% of cell sites were down Jan. 8 in Puerto Rico following a 6.4 earthquake Jan. 7. By Jan. 9, the number of cell sites down had improved to 19.5%, according to data from the FCC.

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January 10, 2020 | Comments
Radio console supplier Modular Communication Systems (ModUcom) is back in business under new ownership after closing its doors in 2018.

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January 10, 2020 | Comments
The latest Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) plenary standards meetings set final work items to be standardized in Release 17 (R17), including several public-safety features. LMR to Long Term Evolution (LTE) interworking made big strides as well.

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January 09, 2020 | Comments
Charleston County (South Carolina) Consolidated 9-1-1 Center signed a contract with RapidDeploy to replace its on-premises CAD system with RapidDeploy’s cloud-native dispatch platform. The move to a cloud-native platform will give Charleston County access to modern features like real-time traffic information and incident feeds, allowing a faster and more informed emergency response, a statement said.

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January 09, 2020 | Comments
President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate John Chase Johnson to be the FCC inspector general.

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January 09, 2020 | Comments
Ondas Networks received a purchase order in December from a North American Class 1 railroad to deploy its FullMAX software-defined radio (SDR) technology in the 900 MHz licensed frequency band.

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January 09, 2020 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai presented his colleagues with final rules to launch a $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The rules, which will be voted on by the commission at its Jan. 30 open meeting, would establish a two-phased process to provide funding for the deployment of high-speed broadband in areas of the United States where there is not fixed broadband service that meets the FCC’s minimum speed standard 25/3 Megabits per second (Mbps).

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January 09, 2020 | Comments
Alaska announced two initiatives, wireless 9-1-1 and consolidation of emergency communication services (ECC), to improve law enforcement services to all Alaskans.

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January 08, 2020 | Comments
Leitstelle Tirol, the statewide command-and-control center for fire, rescue and other emergency response services in the federal state of Tyrol, Austria, selected CAD software from Hexagon’s Safety & Infrastructure division to support call-takers and dispatchers and optimize public-safety answering point (PSAP) processes.

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January 08, 2020 | Comments
Motorola Solutions named Michael Kaae as regional vice president of sales for Europe. Kaae, who has more than 20 years of technology sales leadership experience, will lead Motorola Solutions’ direct government and commercial sales business across Europe, including Russia.

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January 08, 2020 | Comments
Mutualink’s board of directors appointed Joe Mazzarella president. Mark Hatten will continue in his current role as CEO and chairman of the board.

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January 08, 2020 | Comments
Sierra Wireless completed the previously announced acquisition of M2M Group in Australia. Total cash consideration paid to the shareholders of the M2M Group was US$19.6 million plus about US$1.1 million for the retirement of certain obligations, subject to normal working capital adjustments.

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January 08, 2020 | Comments
Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced it acquired Black & Veatch’s Public Safety (BVPS) consulting division. The value of the acquisition was not released.

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January 08, 2020 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) funded the development of guidance and tools to help communities measure their “capability quotient (CQ),” the readiness to respond to risk and to respond to disruptions of any kind.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
Andy Reinland was appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of WatchGuard. He is responsible for guiding business performance through financial planning and analysis, optimizing and providing support to the organization, and contributing to the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) hired Kyle Entz as executive director, strategic initiatives. Entz will contribute to member advocacy initiatives, assist members who require spectrum access guidance, and manage 900 MHz incumbent transition requirements pursuant to EWA’s services agreement with Anterix.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
Dali Wireless filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement Corning Optical Communications in the U.S. District Court for the Western District for North Carolina, Charlotte Division.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
Infrastructure Networks completed an expansion of its private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, adding capacity in existing areas, doubling geographic coverage and upgrading the network to be 5G ready.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
Ondas Networks completed deployment of the final phase of a three-phase pilot program for a North American Class 1 railroad. The railroad is using Ondas Networks’ standards-based FullMAX software-defined radio (SDR) platform for fixed and mobile data applications in multiple regions throughout the United States.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
Texas A&M University’s Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center is gearing up for its Winter Institute workshop and exercise, later this month in College Station and Disaster City, Texas.

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January 07, 2020 | Comments
Amateur radio encryption, proposed spectrum changes, the ongoing legal battle between Motorola Solutions and Hytera Communications, and the future of LMR topped the most read online stories for MissionCritical Communications in 2019.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
Increasing network requirements across large organizations adopting software-driven operations are fueling the deployment of private Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Businesses are implementing automation, analytics and machine communications to enhance productivity and efficiency, as well as security.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) awarded L3Harris Technologies a five-year-with-options $100 million contract to upgrade and extend the service life of its existing fleet of about 550 L3Harris very small aperture terminals (VSAT). The contract was received in December.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
The FCC reminded 800 MHz licensees engaged in rebanding that licensees must submit notifications of unresolved disputes or executed completion certifications by Jan. 15.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
A new report from a geographic information system (GIS) group highlighted the need for updated and accurate GIS data to support next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) deployments. The report compiles data from 41 state survey responses sent to states in mid-2019 and assigns states a letter grade based on several factors related to GIS maturity.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) announced that comments in response to the initial designation of Huawei Technologies and ZTE as covered companies in the “Protecting Against National Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain Through FCC Programs” report and order are due Feb. 3.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released an initial estimate of sharing costs and timelines for eligible frequencies in the 3.55 – 3.65 GHz spectrum band.

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January 06, 2020 | Comments
The ongoing legal battle between Motorola Solutions and Hytera Communications and the rollout and planning of critical broadband networks around the world topped the most read online stories for RadioResource International in 2019.

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January 03, 2020 | Comments
Aviat Networks appointed Peter Smith president and CEO. Stan Gallagher, who took on the role as interim CEO in September, will remain with the company, serving as chief operating officer (COO) and principal financial officer.

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January 03, 2020 | Comments
The FCC denied three petitions for reconsideration to operate on frequencies that had been terminated. The petitions were from Butler County, Pennsylvania; the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT); and the Mt. Hope/Funks Grove (Illinois) Fire Department.

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January 03, 2020 | Comments
The FCC granted two separate Travelers Information Station (TIS) waiver requests, one from the city of Longmont, Colorado, and one from the city of Lago Vista, Texas.

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January 03, 2020 | Comments
The FCC granted an instant request for waiver from Nassau County, New York, to extend the construction period for nine frequency pairs at three fixed base locations for call sign WQUM833 and for nine frequency pairs at three fixed base locations for call sign WQUT752.

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January 03, 2020 | Comments
Axon filed a lawsuit against the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in Phoenix. In its 29-page complaint, Axon asked the court to declare the FTC's structure and administrative procedures unconstitutional, and to adjudicate the legality of Axon’s Vievu acquisition in a federal court.

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January 02, 2020 | Comments
Spok Holdings appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Michael W. Wallace was chief operating officer (COO). Wallace will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vincent D. Kelly.

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January 02, 2020 | Comments
The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) closed 2019 by filing a petition for correction requesting that the FCC recognize and correct the record associated with multiple release dates for the same Sprint-vacated spectrum.

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February 2020

5 - 5
Critical Communications World (CCW)
Madrid, Spain
https://www.critical-communications-world.com/

March 2020

30 - 4/3
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
Las Vegas
https://www.iwceexpo.com/

April 2020

6 - 9
APCO Western Regional Conference
Ogden, Utah
http://www.apcowrc.org/

7 - 9
ENTELEC Conference and Expo
Houston
https://www.entelec.org/event/2020-entelec-conference-expo/

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