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May 22, 2017 | Comments
Export Traction signed a partner agreement with BATS Wireless to promote, sell and provide Tier 1 technical support for the range of BATS Wireless products in Asia Pacific.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
The Australian Patent Office issued a new patent for Locus’ DiagnostX technology.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
In response to a public notice seeking comment on possible elimination or revision of FCC rules, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) suggested that two Part 90 rules, listed for review, remain without modification.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
ComEd organized Operation Power Play 2017, a statewide drill May 18 and 19 in coordination with Ameren Illinois; the city of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC); the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); Peoples Gas; the Illinois Emergency Management Agency; Will, Cook and DuPage County Departments of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the United States Army Reserve; and more than 50 other state, county, municipal, public and private entities.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
AT&T completed deployment of its nationwide Long Term Evolution (LTE)-M network ahead of schedule. The network will enable a new generation of internet of things (IoT) devices and applications, the carrier said.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and The Monitoring Association (TMA) jointly submitted suggested revisions to FCC rules governing access to central station alarm frequencies, as well as related coordination protocols. The revisions and protocols were submitted in response to an FCC effort to enhance access to these designated channels.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
The P25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) announced updated lists of trunking and conventional Project 25 (P25) networks worldwide.

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May 22, 2017 | Comments
The Canadian government announced a commitment of C$3 million (US$2.2 million) in 2017 – 18 to engage stakeholders and produce evidence-based analysis on implementation models for a potential public-safety broadband network (PSBN). This engagement and analysis will provide the opportunity to better understand the potential benefits of a PSBN and will support decision-making moving forward, a statement said.

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May 19, 2017 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect law enforcement officers.

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May 19, 2017 | Comments
Marana Police Department, serving the city of Marana, a suburb of Tucson, Arizona, is the first public-safety answering point (PSAP) in Pima County to cut over to a managed service solution for 9-1-1 emergency calls. The solution is available to the state’s PSAPs to upgrade to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1).

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May 18, 2017 | Comments
BuildingDNA named 9-1-1 safety services veteran Joe Hernandez CEO. Hernandez brings decades of industry experience to the company to continue to foster its commitment to public safety.

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May 18, 2017 | Comments
Norsat International said it notified Hytera Communications that it received a superior offer to Hytera’s offer from Privet Fund Management to acquire the company.

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May 18, 2017 | Comments
Nokia, together with State Security Networks Group, Finland's public safety network provider, and Telia Finland successfully trialed the use of network features developed by Nokia that ensure public-safety communications are given priority over any other voice or data traffic in busy 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.

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May 18, 2017 | Comments
A report from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) found that a nationwide March 8 9-1-1 outage on AT&T’s wireless network was caused by “an error that likely could have been avoided had AT&T implemented additional checks with respect to their critical 9-1-1 network assets.

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May 17, 2017 | Comments
Airbus launched the U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial.

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May 17, 2017 | Comments
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) selected the S.M. Group International (SMi), Télécommunications Grimard and PowerTrunk, part of the Sepura Group, to supply and install a new, state of the art TETRA radio and voice recording system for its subway operations across its network. SMi and Grimard will provide the installation and system integration services, while PowerTrunk will supply the TETRA network infrastructure and radio dispatch solution.

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May 17, 2017 | Comments
Airbus provided reliable and secure radio communications technology to protect the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. Twenty heads of state and 1,200 high-level participants from international organizations gathered the last two days to discuss economic development and cooperation in Asia. The Chinese capital’s JustTop mission-critical radio network for police and rescue services, based on Airbus TETRA technology, contributed to the conference’s success.

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May 17, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions provided a system upgrade for the Shanghai aviation hub, one of the world’s top 10 aviation hubs in 2016. The system upgrade included a software maintenance service contract for a major TETRA communications solution.

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May 17, 2017 | Comments
President Donald Trump nominated David Redl for administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Wireless Group (APT-AWG) unanimously approved a new recommendation harmonizing 700 – 800 MHz for Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) spectrum.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
xG Technology announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31. Total first quarter 2017 revenues were $9.3 million compared to $929,000 in the first quarter of 2016. First quarter operating loss was $5.7 million compared to operating loss of $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2016.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
Elcomplus and the Genesis Group announced a partnership to enhance performance management for MOTOTRBO networks. Genesis is the developer of the GW3-TRBO monitoring software, which enables users to easily view and monitor live traffic, report on system and subscriber activity, and manage system resources down to the subscriber level. Elcomplus is the developer of the SmartPTT suite of voice dispatch, location tracking, and other data services for MOTOTRBO radio systems.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
The UTC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), presented its first grant to the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The contribution was given at an awards dinner on Wednesday, May 10, during the UTC Telecom & Technology conference in Charlotte.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
Tyler Technologies signed an agreement with the Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to provide its New World, SoftCode and Brazos public-safety, civil processing and e-citation solutions. The agreement includes license fees, professional services and system maintenance.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions elected Joe Tucci to its board of directors. Tucci is the former chairman and CEO of EMC Corporation and helped the company move its business model from a focus on high-end storage platforms into a federation of businesses with leadership in information storage, protection and security, infrastructure virtualization and cloud management and orchestration.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
The conclusion of the patent infringement complaint Motorola Solutions filed against Hytera Communications with the U.S. International Trade Commission is likely a ways off.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
Hytera Communications said it expects its acquisition of Sepura to close on 24 May. The acquisition had been held up by reviews by several European governments.

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May 16, 2017 | Comments
Progress in next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) implementation is being made. Last December, the National 911 Program Office issued a 104-page report indicating that 21 states have emergency services IP networks (ESInets) deployed, with 10 of those states reporting that all of their public-safety answering points (PSAPs) are connected to an ESInet. An ESInet is a critical building block in the provisioning of NG 9-1-1 services, largely because it provides the underlying data transport network and the means of interconnecting PSAPs. Moreover, with an ESInet in place, public-safety agencies can leverage new and enhanced applications not possible with legacy 9-1-1 systems.

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May 15, 2017 | Comments
As the TETRA industry heads to Hong Kong this week for Critical Communications World (CCW), suppliers continue to innovate and release new products and services to help mission-critical communications users do their jobs safely and reliably.

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May 15, 2017 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) warned of a widely reported ransomware attack affecting both private- and public-sector enterprises in multiple countries.

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May 12, 2017 | Comments
The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) board of directors approved new officers for the 2017 – 2018 board-year.

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May 12, 2017 | Comments
Airbus signed two new contracts to deliver TETRA communications systems to metro lines in China. The company will provide technology for the metro line 11 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China, and metro line 2 of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province on the southeast coast of China.

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May 12, 2017 | Comments
New Zealand officials announced a new caller location system for 1-1-1 mobile-phone calls that they said will improve public safety and help save lives.

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May 12, 2017 | Comments
President Donald Trump signed a cybersecurity executive order that “reaffirms the important role the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays in strengthening the security and resilience of federal networks and the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
An AT&T executive said the company plans to begin building the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network later this year.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) announced several new members were elected to join its board.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
Ceragon Networks reported results for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenues were $76 million, up 27.1 percent from the first quarter of 2016, and down 10.2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
xG Technology announced that its Vislink business received orders valued at more than $600,000 for high-definition (HD) airborne video downlink systems from county law enforcement agencies located in California and Florida.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
The Frequentis Group announced its annual results. During 2016, new orders went up by 18 percent to €259.5 million (US$282 million), while operating performance rose by 11 percent to €252.2 million (US$274 million). Earnings before interest and taxes amounted to €12.4 million (US$13.5 million).

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
Oldham County (Kentucky) Central Dispatch is enhancing its 9-1-1 call-handling capabilities with PowerPhone's Total Response solution. The county implemented software that streamlines the 9-1-1 call-handling process by providing integrated response protocols and prearrival instructions that help guide dispatchers through each call.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
Aviat Networks reported financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended March 31.

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May 11, 2017 | Comments
Straight Path Communications announced that it will sign a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon Communications will acquire Straight Path for $184 per share, reflecting an enterprise value of about $3.1 billion, in an all-stock transaction that is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
Adaptrum, a TV white space (TVWS) technology provider, completed a pilot deployment with Oman Broadband in Muscat, sultanate of Oman. Marking the first time that TV white space is being deployed in the Middle East, the project demonstrated the ability to provide broadband communications to far flung places in Oman, a statement said.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
Lauttamus Communications & Security announced an expansion to better serve customers in western Pennsylvania and North Central West Virginia. Lauttamus outgrew its previous location and will now be operating out of its new facility in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
Cambium Networks announced plans to expand into Eastern Europe, under the guidance of its newly appointed Senior Sales Director for Europe Alessio Murroni.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
Harris received a contract to supply a multistate, integrated, critical communications system to one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. The contract was received during the fourth quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
NII Holdings announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. For the quarter, the company generated consolidated operating revenues of $251 million and a consolidated operating loss of $80 million.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
Airbus Space and Defence created an application ecosystem for mobile hybrid devices in the field of public-safety and critical communications. Application developers can now register free for the Airbus SmarTWISP program.

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May 10, 2017 | Comments
Relm Wireless announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31.

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
A federal judge placed a stay on one of two complaints filed by Motorola Solutions against Hytera Communications in a U.S. district court, pending the outcome of an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
Salt River Project (SRP) selected MiMOMax Wireless as its preferred vendor for its system engineering, design and supply of SRP’s 700 MHz wireless field area network (FAN).

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
pdvWireless appointed Mark Hennessy to its board of directors.

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
The 5G network, augmented reality, machine learning and other innovations are delivering options to rapidly advance the power of smart cities technology. The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) released “Smart Cities Technology Roadmap” to help city planners know what’s on the horizon so that they can start developing technology visions.

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
The FCC requested comment on a request for waiver filed by Icom America to permit the manufacture, importation, sale and installation of its medium frequency/high frequency (MF/HF) digital selective calling (DSC) radio Model IC-M802.

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
The FCC said its electronic comment filing system (ECFS) was hacked, causing delays for consumers trying to file comments.

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
PTC-220 said in its construction progress report to the FCC that it has continued to focus on resolving the final spectrum issues along the Northeast Corridor but it needs the FCC’s help to resolve the situation. PTC-220 is comprised of the nation’s largest freight rail companies working to deploy positive train control (PTC).

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May 09, 2017 | Comments
Console provider Zetron and mobile radio manufacturer Harris teamed to provide technology in North America. Executives said the strategic partnership agreement leverages Zetron’s dispatch offering and Harris’ Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tiers 2 and 3 and Project 25 (P25) conventional and trunking technology.

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May 08, 2017 | Comments
Hytera Communications partnered with Silke Communications to provide Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) portable radios in support of the Police Unity Tour Challenge Ride. The ride begins in Somerset, New Jersey, May 9 and ends 250 miles later in Washington, D.C. May 12.

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May 08, 2017 | Comments
Several public-safety entities filed comments in response to the FCC’s proposed amendments to the rules governing the public-safety 700 MHz narrowband spectrum, with the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) offering a proposal for air-ground communications with Canada.

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May 05, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions offered its intelligent communications as a service to Caribbean police at an industry conference in Aruba.

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May 05, 2017 | Comments
Airborne Wireless Network was granted an experimental operating certificate by the FCC. The FCC's approval will allow the company to ground test and flight test its demonstration system, in the development of the Infinitus Super Highway, the company's patented air-to-air communications system.

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May 05, 2017 | Comments
Sierra Wireless reported results for its first quarter ending March 31.

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May 05, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted a report to Congress that details current and emerging threats to the federal government’s use of mobile devices and recommends security improvements within the mobile device ecosystem.

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May 05, 2017 | Comments
Hytera Communications received notification from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany (BMWi) that it decided to seek to initiate a review of Hytera’s acquisition of Sepura on public policy and/or national security grounds relating to Sepura Deutschland.

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May 05, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions executives reported earnings results for the first quarter of 2017 and discussed the future landscape with public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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May 04, 2017 | Comments
NICE announced results for the first quarter ended March 31.

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May 04, 2017 | Comments
Siemens will work more closely with the African countries Uganda and Sudan in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare. The African states signed a memoranda of understanding (MoU) at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Durban, South Africa.

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May 04, 2017 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) will play a lead role in smart community standards development as the newly appointed technical advisory group (TAG) administrator for the U.S. National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC). This work is part of a broad effort by TIA to address a range of challenges facing the future of connected communities.

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May 04, 2017 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will stage a weeklong event devoted to cybersecurity. Many cybersecurity experts from around the world will participate in the 2017 ETSI Security Week 12 – 16 June at the organization’s headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, southern France.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
In March, the German Federal Association of Professional Mobile Radio, the PMeV, elected a new executive board, with Volker Hartwein of Frequentis Germany now one of its members.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
The Mexican Red Cross donated a digital communications solution by Motorola Solutions for the medical unit in Cancun to reinforce the unit's emergency and rescue work in the area.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 phase two contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
Jeff Robertson was named president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. Robertson replaces Bob Freinberg who has served as president and CEO since 2011 and has grown the company’s position as a leader in public-safety communications, a statement said.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
LEMKO and Federated Wireless partnered on a private Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution based on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) shared spectrum.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
The National 911 Program released the sixth edition of the “Next Generation 911 Standards Identification and Review,” a compilation of next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) standards.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
Straight Path Communications received a higher offer from a multinational telecommunications company for about $2.3 billion, putting into question AT&T’s April 11 $1.6 billion offer for the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum company.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
Following a successful summit in March, the European Utility Telecom Council (EUTC) concluded that one key aspect for the Clean Energy for All Europeans, known as the Winter Package, proposal is the ability to provide secure, resilient and reliable telecommunications infrastructure to meet the demands and aspirations of the citizens of Europe.

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May 03, 2017 | Comments
Harris reported revenue of $1.49 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $1.53 billion in the prior year, down 3 percent on an organic basis, excluding $21 million of prior-year revenue from the divested Aerostructures business.

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May 02, 2017 | Comments
ETELM and Nemergent, a working group that specializes in the development of interoperable emergency communications solutions, are collaborating on a mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) solution for critical communications over TETRA and Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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May 02, 2017 | Comments
Soliton Systems, a Japanese manufacturer of mobile video streaming solutions for public-safety applications, announced a partnership with Milestone Systems, a provider of IP video management software (VMS) for video surveillance solutions.

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May 02, 2017 | Comments
Infinite Electronics, a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, acquired Smiths Interconnect’s Microwave Telecoms (SMT) business from Smiths Group, a London-based global technology company.

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May 02, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions made another investment in SceneDoc, a law enforcement and public-safety software provider, as part of a round of financing co-led by Responder Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and iGan Partners.

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May 02, 2017 | Comments
A new standard for narrowband data for mission-critical communications companies has backing from an industry association and is behind a new service launch. Full Spectrum announced plans to establish a network service for mission-critical internet of things (IoT) based on 802.16s, scheduled to be finalized later this year.

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May 01, 2017 | Comments
Harris completed the previously announced sale of its government IT services business to private equity firm Veritas Capital for $690 million in cash. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to support the company’s capital allocation strategy, including pension pre-funding and share repurchases.

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May 01, 2017 | Comments
Steve Souder, a nationally recognized leader and authority on 9-1-1, joined the RapidSOS advisory board.

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May 01, 2017 | Comments
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) CEO Michael Poth said draft state plans should be available in June, and public safety will have a dedicated help desk available 24/7. The updates came a month after AT&T won the contract to deploy the nationwide public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network March 30.

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May 01, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions entered into an agreement to acquire Kodiak Networks, a privately held provider of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) technology for commercial customers. Kodiak partners with mobile network operators globally — including AT&T — to offer its cloud-based PTT solution and management platform.

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May 01, 2017 | Comments
As the 13 June deadline for compliance with the European Union’s (EU) new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) approaches, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is working to prepare as many harmonized standards as it can.

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June 2017

12 - 14
PSCR Public-Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
San Antonio
www.pscr.gov

September 2017

26 - 28
2017 Canadian Utilities and Critical Infrastructure Information and Communications Technology Conference
Regina, Saskatchewan
utc.org/canada/canadian-utility-telecom-conference/

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