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September 21, 2017 | Comments
Airbus TETRA technology is part of the next-generation electronic verification system to transmit data and information of vessel locations off the coast to the Atlas telecom company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It will be used to integrate confidential data, such as GPS positioning and text messages, into the Atlas vessel identification system, which is run by a government agency.

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September 21, 2017 | Comments
The FCC said 95 percent of Puerto Rico’s wireless cell sites are out of service in a Sept. 21 statement.

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September 21, 2017 | Comments
The TCCA added two new board members, Philippe Agard and Ari Toivonen.

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September 21, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are seeking comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would implement regulations for the 911 Grant Program, which will offer $115 million in grant funds intended to help states and local jurisdictions upgrade their 9-1-1 call centers and systems to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) capabilities.

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September 20, 2017 | Comments
Davicom, a division of Comlab, announced two new technical sales representatives. Louis-Charles Cuierrier is the company’s new technical sales rep for the United States and Canada. He has extensive sales experience in the wireless telephony market, and he recently completed a degree in electrical engineering at Laval University.

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September 20, 2017 | Comments
Radical Systems won the 2017 Motorola Solutions public-safety hackathon in Australia. The Darwin-based business systems developer won the 48-hour challenge with a solution designed to capture vital data for emergency services while maintaining the integrity of highly secure and covert communications.

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September 20, 2017 | Comments
Airbus provided local and independent radio networks for critical telecommunications provider Bravo to cover events during the Hajj pilgrimage event. Bravo supported a governmental client in the western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 30 August to 4 September.

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September 20, 2017 | Comments
Motorola Solutions opened an innovation center in London that the company said sets a vision of “smart public safety for a digital society.

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September 20, 2017 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn visited Florida Sept. 18 to get a firsthand assessment of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) selected Everbridge as the new mass notification service provider for its statewide NY-ALERT program.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply internet of things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) is seeking interested candidates for its leadership team and is specifically looking for a representative from the fire service. The VQiPS initiative provides information and support to first responders, so they can articulate their video quality needs and ultimately buy the best products to fit their unique requirements.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released a joint road map for state IT procurement reform and process transformation. The two associations have worked in tandem toward deeper engagement and partnership on this important issue for nearly two years.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) reached an agreement to merge with QuEST Forum, a global association dedicated to quality and sustainability in the information communication and technology (ICT) industry. The move is part of a strategic effort to offer support and services that address a full range of needs facing the connectivity industry.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
Texas — one of the largest states in the country and home to an early builder network — and Idaho opted in to the respective plans from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband networks to their state's public-safety communities.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
Since Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida Sept. 10, Communications International (Ci) and Harris have deployed multiple resources to get critical communications restored to those areas severely impacted by the storm.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T Sept. 19 delivered updated information to the state plan portals of the 53 states and territories where they delivered the original state plan information. State official notifications are expected "in the near future" and will begin the 90-day deadline for a governor's opt-in or opt-out decision.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
Chemung County, New York, completed installation of a TETRA network for use in its C TRAN bus system. PowerTrunk, part of the Hytera Group, supplied the system, which replaces an analog radio system and will be used to deliver voice and data communications for controlling and managing the transit service.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will visit Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas this week to discuss the importance of connectivity for public-safety services in rural America and ways to bridge the digital divide.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
Gov. Larry Hogan announced Maryland will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and accept FirstNet AT&T’s public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) state plan.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board of directors approved a fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget of $73.5 million, a 13 percent decrease from its FY 2017 budget of $84.6 million. The resolution passed at the FirstNet board’s Sept. 14 meeting.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
The TCCA is under new leadership and looking toward new initiatives including a mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) open platform and market adoption of of Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standardized equipment.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
The FCC released an order establishing its procedures for evaluating opt-out state plans to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) through a two-prong process for interoperability. The order is specific to the second interoperability prong.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
The FCC is requesting comment on a PHI Service Co. request for an extension of time or waiver of the performance requirement applicable to certain of its 931 MHz paging geographic area licenses.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
New FCC rules permitting fixed amateur radio operations in 135.7 – 137.8 kHz (2,200 meter) and 472 – 479 kHz (630 meter) bands adopted in March became effective Sept. 15.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) released a major resource to help better understand and address a formidable telecommunications industry challenge: the vulnerabilities in GPS.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
Avtec and Alcon Engenharia de Sistemas were chosen by the PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Co. (CPTM) to provide a dispatching solution for the railroad’s new suburban metro line 13. Scheduled to begin operations in 2018, the 12.2-kilometer metro line will be the first link between downtown São Paulo and Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), Brazil’s busiest airport.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
Bosch Communications Systems (BCS) in Lincoln, Nebraska, received a notice of unlicensed operation from the FCC.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
Following Hurricane Irma’s devastation, AT&T touted its efforts with public safety in Florida to support their response and recovery efforts. The carrier said it is prioritizing communications for first responders at no charge.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
The FCC will host a public forum on improving the co-existence of cellular and other commercial wireless licensees and public-safety licensees in the 800 MHz band. The forum will be held Nov. 6 at FCC headquarters.

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September 15, 2017 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International filed two project initiations with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson offered potential insights into ways that AT&T might harden the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) to withstand disasters such as Hurricane Irma.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) announced a cybersecurity specialism for information, communications and technology (ICT) professionals working in this discipline.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) awarded its 2017 awards. The Richard DeMello award was presented to Kevin McGinnis, who has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the local, state, and national public-safety communications arena. He is a leader in EMS and a board member of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
Smart city technology developed by Applied Information (AI) was deployed by the city of Atlanta to connect traffic signals, emergency vehicles and school zone safety flashers to the internet of things (IoT) as part of the Renew Atlanta infrastructure improvement program.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) awarded a 2017 participation award to Sandra Wendelken, editor of MissionCritical Communications and RadioResource International magazines.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
CommScope filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Comlab, a provider of RF equipment based in Switzerland.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
Intracom Telecom announced that it is working on a project to supply its 26 GHz technology to ProRail, the national Netherlands railway infrastructure operator, with a network of about 3,000 kilometers as backhaul to closed circuit TV (CCTV) and security/surveillance assets at the railway stations.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
EchoStar Mobile and Thales said the 2 GHz band is important for communications connectivity for public protection and disaster response (PPDR) and provides resiliency for mission-critical applications.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
BK Technologies, a two-way radio and infrastructure manufacturer based in West Melbourne, Florida, said it is open for business while recovering from Hurricane Irma.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
The Project 25 (P25) Technology Interest Group (PTIG) welcomed ACD Telecom as its newest member.

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
Amtrak plans to equip about 310 locomotives to operate using positive train control (PTC) technology and comply with the federal requirement by Dec. 31, 2018.

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September 13, 2017 | Comments
EF Johnson Technologies allocated a portion of its inventory to hurricane relief bundles with KENWOOD Viking portable radios, batteries, and chargers.

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September 13, 2017 | Comments
The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced that a group of nearly 40 subject matter experts, representing a broad cross-section of the telecommunications industry, are convening in Dallas to begin the development process for the telecommunications tower foreman certification program.

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September 13, 2017 | Comments
The Small Cell Forum (SCF) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) announced a far-reaching alliance to address two of the most important growth areas in connectivity – smart communities and smart buildings.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
Other than a few sites that flooded because of unprecedented water levels, the Harris County, Texas, LMR and Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks withstood Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, which included more than 50 inches of rain, county officials said.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) rejected a request for records from an attorney who specializes in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, saying the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act exempts FirstNet from FOIA requirements.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
Proxim Wireless announced a new distributor partnership with ViTEL. ViTEL is a leading distributor of industrial networking infrastructure in Turkey, Germany and Austria.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
Datron World Communications exited the small unmanned aerial surveillance (SUAS) market and ended its relationship with Aeryon Labs.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
RF Industries announced results for the fiscal year (FY) third quarter and the nine months ended July 31.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications developed a real-time location, web-based portal for simultaneously tracking multiple search-and-rescue aircraft for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), a volunteer organization of citizen airmen and an auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
Hytera Mobilfunk and AIRadio Deutschland signed a distributor contract that sets the basis for cooperation between the two companies.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) was recently supplied with 10 reconditioned Bushmaster armored troop-carrying vehicles fitted with Barrett HF and VHF mobile systems.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
Company veteran Jeremy Smith was named general manager of its emergency notification business for Airbus DS Communications. Smith will oversee all activities related to the company’s emergency notification solutions and services in use by hundreds of public and private organizations around the world.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
JPS Interoperability Solutions hired Sergio Martinez-Torres as director of international sales. Martinez-Torres will be responsible for the leadership of the international sales team, developing new business opportunities and creating solutions to meet customer needs.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
The FCC extended the comment date on its 900 MHz notice of inquiry (NOI) until Oct. 2, with reply comments due Nov. 1.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
The Senate passed the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters, the SANDy Act, late Sept. 11, sending it to the president’s desk for signing into law. The bill passed the House earlier this year.

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September 12, 2017 | Comments
The FCC imposed a penalty of $13,000 against Global Paratransit for failing to operate its private land mobile radio (PLMR) station, call sign WPPY512, on a narrowband basis in accordance with the commission’s narrowbanding rules, failing to transmit its call sign, and failing to respond to a commission notice of violation.

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September 11, 2017 | Comments
NICE announced that the Brazos Valley Council of Governments' (BVCOG) in Texas is deploying NICE Inform to record and manage reproduction requests for all emergency calls including text-to-9-1-1 communications.

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September 11, 2017 | Comments
xG Technology’s Vislink business entered into an agreement with Panasonic System Solutions Europe to collaborate on projects to bring Vislink's video communications technology to the rail industry.

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September 11, 2017 | Comments
AT&T completed two Long Term Evolution (LTE)-M pilots in Mexico in the third quarter of 2017. The company is deploying LTE-M technology across its network in Mexico.

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September 11, 2017 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai named Nicholas Degani as the agency’s Acting General Counsel. Degani will serve in the role on an interim basis following Jennifer Tatel’s departure from the agency.

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September 11, 2017 | Comments
Hurricane Irma had affected 28 public-safety answering points, including taking 14 down completely, across Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of Sept. 11, according to a communications status report released by the FCC. Meanwhile, just under 30 percent of cell sites were out of service in the Florida disaster area and more than 50 percent of cell sites were out across the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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September 08, 2017 | Comments
A U.S. district court judge converted Hytera Communications’ motion to dismiss Motorola Solutions’ theft of trade secrets case into a motion for summary judgment. As part of the motion, Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan stayed all discovery in the case not related to the timeliness of Motorola’s complaint.

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September 08, 2017 | Comments
Pryme Radio Products announced a new distribution center in Indianapolis and additional sales offices in Las Vegas and Phoenix.

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September 08, 2017 | Comments
Huawei announced there are now more than 100 eLTE alliance members and the company launched new solutions for public safety and power industries.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
Aviat Networks reported financial results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year ended June 30.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau opened PS Docket No. 17-239, titled “Inquiry Concerning 9-1-1 Access, Routing, and Location in Enterprise Communications Systems.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) released a white paper that outlines ways in which information and communications technology (ICT) boosts unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) performance, reliability and safe operation.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded funding to five research and development (R&D) projects that will enhance the secure use of mobile applications for the federal government.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
The FCC issued procedures to provide emergency communications in areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Specifically, the commission activated the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to the hurricane.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
Finnish network operator Digita signed a long-term contract with Suomen Virveverkko, which forms part of the State Security Networks Group Finland, on construction and installation services for the Virve nationwide TETRA network, which is being overhauled. The agreement will be valid for four years.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
The Vermont Office of Purchasing & Contracting, on behalf of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), is soliciting proposals for an alternative solution to the nationwide offering of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Proposals are sought from qualified firms to build, operate and maintain a statewide radio access network (RAN) to connect to and be fully interoperable with the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
Representatives from Nokia and Ericsson were elected to lead the new critical communications Broadband Industry Group (BIG), a TCCA working group formed to encourage broadband vendor cooperation in developing common global critical communications solutions.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
Chris Sambar, AT&T senior vice president, apologized for comments he made “that may have been misleading” regarding a definition of public safety grade for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
Federal Court of Australia Justice Nye Perram set a deadline of 9 October for Hytera Communications to respond to Motorola Solutions’ claims of patent infringement. Following Hytera’s response to Motorola’s initial complaint, Motorola will have until 18 October to reply to that complaint.

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September 06, 2017 | Comments
Cambium Networks announced it shipped its one-millionth PMP 450 wireless broadband module. Launched in September 2012, the system has evolved to enable network operators to profitably extend networks geographically and in user density and data capacity.

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September 06, 2017 | Comments
Orion Labs completed $18.25 million in financing. Funds will be used to expand sales and partnerships and accelerate the rollout of new voice services for business productivity.

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September 06, 2017 | Comments
The FCC denied two applications and requests for waiver of the commission’s rules to permit use of airport terminal use (ATU) channels.

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September 06, 2017 | Comments
Apcerto received a $1.6 million cooperative agreement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to research and develop solutions for normalizing and rating mobile applications based on predefined standards, as well as to develop a framework for orchestrating the entire mobile application security process.

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September 06, 2017 | Comments
The FCC issued a notice of violation of Section 1.89 of the commission’s rules to Juan Carlos Cacho Alvelo, owner/registrant of an emergency position indicating radiobeacon (EPIRB) in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.

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September 06, 2017 | Comments
Only one LMR site in Houston’s Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 network went down completely during Hurricane Harvey, said Tom Sorley, deputy chief information officer (CIO) – public safety for the city of Houston Information Technology Services (HITS).

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
oneM2M, a global standards initiative, is pushing forward on internet of things (IoT) interoperability and standardization following a testing event in Taiwan and an industry day.

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
JPS Interoperability Solutions hired Carroll Hollingsworth as the director of representatives and dealer network. In his new position, Hollingsworth will direct JPS Interoperability Solutions’ external sales channels.

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
The city of Portsmouth, Virginia, selected Federal Engineering, to develop a strategic plan for a city fiber-optic network.

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
The FCC granted temporary and conditional relief for wireless emergency alerts (WEA) in response to a petition filed by the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA). On behalf of its members, CCA sought a partial waiver of Section 10.220 of the FCC’s rules, which require commercial mobile service (CMS) providers participating in the WEA system to provide the FCC and affected subscribers 60 days’ notice of their intent to withdraw their election.

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
Rivada Networks teamed with U.S. Cellular for a public-safety broadband network in New Hampshire.

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
Industry groups are questioning device interoperability in the AT&T Long Term Evolution (LTE) 700 MHz bands in comments to the FCC regarding First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) interoperability. Commenters continued to promote separate public-safety LTE cores and only one interoperability review, which should be conducted by the FCC, as well.

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September 05, 2017 | Comments
After an extended deliberative process and pursuant to issuing a request for proposals (RFP), the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) selected AT&T as its partner to build, operate and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). The actual terms of the agreement between FirstNet and AT&T remain unavailable to the public for proprietary reasons. However, what has been revealed in public statements and in trade press reports may raise questions about whether the AT&T proposal accepted by FirstNet tracks the vision Congress had when it created FirstNet.

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September 01, 2017 | Comments
Tennessee and Puerto Rico became the latest state and territory to opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), pushing the count of states and territories that have opted in to 20.

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September 01, 2017 | Comments
AT&T deployed a fleet of 25 drones to areas in Southeast Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Drones can take high-definition (HD) video and photos of a cell site’s equipment, components and cabling so engineers can remotely view cell sites safely from the ground in real time.

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September 01, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announced final allocations of $288 million for six fiscal year (FY) 2017 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, in addition to the more than $1.3 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced by DHS in June, total more than $1.6 billion in FY 2017 to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector with preparedness efforts.

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