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July 23, 2021 | Comments
AT&T reported second-quarter results that showed continuing customer growth in wireless and fiber, as well as strong cash flows.

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July 22, 2021 | Comments
NICE and RapidSOS entered into a strategic partnership to deliver data-driven incident reconstruction and insights to 9-1-1 emergency communication centers (ECCs).

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July 22, 2021 | Comments
Intrado and ADT announced a partnership that enables ADT to deliver additional data to 9-1-1 centers and first responders throughout the alarm response process by means of Intrado’s Emergency Data Broker.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
The state of Michigan selected GeoComm to provide geographic information system (GIS) data assessment and improvement services to counties across the state to support their next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) migration.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
UScellular and Tango Tango partnered to expand radio reach, enable agency collaboration and extend the life of LMR systems for public-safety officials.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
Mission Critical Partners (MCP) appointed Nola M. Joyce to its board of directors, effective July 21. Joyce brings nearly 30 years of experience helping public-safety agencies achieve higher levels of performance and service.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
AT&T announced four new solutions for the FirstNet network, including a new mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) solution and improved interoperability and security capabilities.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is supporting counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) research, testing, training and evaluation across multiple DHS missions and components.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) announced that the one-year deadline for filing state Emergency Alerting System plans, as well as the deadline for compliance with state EAS plan content rules, will be July 5, 2022.

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July 21, 2021 | Comments
Following the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many future investment strategies for upgrading communications technology in the transport and logistics sector will have had their brakes put on. However, the reopening of the economy when individuals will once again be able to travel safely, and when global supply chains can get back up and running to pre-pandemic levels, will be a time to consolidate, not stand still.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
Airgain appointed Kiva Allgood to the its board of directors.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications received a $7.1 million multi-year contract for the deployment of a cellular-based Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) solution with a tier-one mobile network operator. This is Comtech’s first major award for a WEA solution.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
RapidSOS introduced the RapidSOS Partner Network, a community of RapidSOS Ready public-safety software companies that deliver their product offerings through the RapidSOS Portal, a solution for emergency communication centers (ECCs) that provides critical data to 911 and first responders.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
During its June 28 meeting, the board of governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved $6 million in funding for six new projects between U.S. and Israeli companies. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to $13 million.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that the FCC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) update and clarify various documents and processes to better coordinate on spectrum management.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
The FCC is entering into partnerships with 11 federal, state and local agencies to assess the delivery of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) in areas across the country during a planned nationwide test on August 11.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
Today, in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems, DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a second security directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement a number of protections against cyber intrusions.

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July 20, 2021 | Comments
The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), a personnel certification authority for various technical fields, collaborated on a new in-building public-safety communications (IB-PSC) certification program, which is now available.

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July 19, 2021 | Comments
Douglas County, Nevada, retained the services of Federal Engineering (FE) for public-safety radio and microwave consulting services.

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July 19, 2021 | Comments
The second quarterly Third Generational Partnership Project (3GPP) Plenary e-meetings of 2021 recently concluded. The group focused on the completion of Release 17 (R17) stage 2 (architecture) work and preparation for prioritization of features for R18. The group declared the stage 2 work frozen, while allowing some work items to continue into the third quarter of 2021. At this time, the R17 stage 3 (protocol) freeze date remains on schedule for March 2022.

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July 16, 2021 | Comments
A new digital radio system from Motorola Solutions is helping New Zealand’s City Forests to work more safely and efficiently while complying with COVID-19 work requirements.

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July 16, 2021 | Comments
Valid8.com and Nemergent Solutions announced the successful execution of a first set of Radio Access Network 5 (RAN5) test cases for mission-critical video (MCVideo), including Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-based call procedures supported by the Nemergent mission-critical services (MCX) client and Valid8.com’s MCX Conformance tester product.

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July 16, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) joined forces with the non-profit Beacon NGO to advance open source software capabilities for public safety.

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July 16, 2021 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DoT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Laurie Flaherty, the National 911 Program’s coordinator, will retire at the end of this calendar year.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
Airbus signed three new contracts to provide TETRA technology, equipment and terminals to three new metro lines in the cities of Foshan, Shenzen and Zhengzhou in China.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
Pro-M, the operator of the Hungary’s public-safety network, and Hytera Mobilfunk (HMF) tested a multicell, mission-critical LTE network.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
Swissphone will acquire instaSOLUTION, an operator of cloud-based event management platforms, on July 15.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
Versaterm Public Safety acquired eJust Systems, a provider of charge management systems (CMS) solutions between law enforcement and the court system.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
Etelm was selected as part of the INTEPID project consortium, which was awarded 6.8 million euros by the European Commission to create an innovative new platform for the safer and faster exploration and assessment of disaster zones.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposed establishing Raleigh, North Carolina, and Boston, Massachusetts, as innovation zones to allow for advanced wireless communications and network innovation and research.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
June 28 marked the official end of the solution prototype phase of the BroadWay precommercial procurement (PCP), with the notification of end of phase two results to the three competing consortia: Airbus, Frequentis and Leonardo.

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July 14, 2021 | Comments
The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed a petition for rulemaking with the FCC that would modernize the rules governing protection of TV stations from LMR systems in the T-band spectrum.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
During a man-made or natural disaster, getting messages out can sometimes be hindered due to an overload of communication by those in the area. This roadblock can have devastating consequences if first responders are unable to efficiently communicate with each other and direct emergency resources to the areas that need it most. To help overcome this obstacle, Penn State University Police and Public Safety (UPPS) is connecting its police officers and other key personnel to FirstNet.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is seeking information on three topic areas to support DHS component technology needs.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The FCC adopted an order that incorporates changes to the commission’s rules consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which appropriated $1.895 billion for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
Verizon Frontline recently deployed its advanced public-safety platforms and technology, via the Verizon Response Team (VRT), to support first responders battling wildfires throughout Arizona.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
Dejero provided its EnGo 260 mobile transmitter and GateWay 211 network aggregation device to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to enhance its situational awareness during the 121st U.S. Open golf tournament. The technology enabled police officers and incident commanders to monitor live video and access mission-critical apps from the joint operations center command post and the SDPD headquarters.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
Motorola Solutions entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Openpath Security, a cloud-based mobile access control provider. Motorola expects to close the transaction by the end of the month.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
Next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technology will allow responders and the public to employ real-time text, images, video, and voice calls during emergencies. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently awarded $997,526 to San Antonio, Texas,-based small business SecureLogix to secure that data against increased cyber threats.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) published the results of the 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration. S&T hosted a first-of-its-kind event to understand the product landscape of technologies that can assist in protecting the privacy of individuals appearing in photos and videos. Five privacy systems participated in the event, demonstrating their ability to detect and blur faces in a challenge video created by S&T.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded $2,988,950 in a new round of funding for new interoperable communication systems for public safety. Initially funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), through its Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program, Catalyst Communications Technologies received a Phase III SBIR award for commercialization of its interoperable communications solution.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
Christopher E. Kubasik succeeded William M. Brown as CEO of L3Harris Technologies, becoming the second CEO in its history as a combined company. The planned transition was first announced in October 2018 as part of L3Harris’ merger of equals and has been unanimously re-affirmed by the board of directors.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched a new prize competition to advance the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in first responder search and rescue (SAR) operations.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) transitioned its Resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Conformance Framework to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as an approved project, which will further refine the framework into international industry standards for resilient PNT user equipment.

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July 13, 2021 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) released the third version of its i3 standard for next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1). The updated version includes updates to NG 9-1-1 infrastructure, which will pave the way for national and international interoperability, NENA said.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
Leonardo announced a partnership with Snam to develop innovation and safety products for the energy industry and a partnership with Tinexta to develop cybersecurity and digital trust products for industry.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
Teltronic supplied the Mato Grosso State Secretariat of Public Security in Brazil with broadband technology to support the city of Cuiabá in hosting the Copa America soccer tournament. The two organizations are also jointly testing how these solutions can improve the operation of law enforcement.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
Airbus completed the installation of its secure TETRA communications technology for Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, Chengdu’s second International airport and one of the five biggest international airports in China with more than 50 million passengers in 2019.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
Damm announced that it is launching a joint venture in India, called DAMM India, with Indian channel partner Consort Digital.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on whether to launch a market investigation into Motorola Solutions’ Airwave network, which is currently used by all emergency services in the U.K.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) is seeking comment on an application by the Augusta Richmond County Consolidated Government in Georgia that seeks to modify its LMR system.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
A pair of governments selected Federal Engineering (FE) for 9-1-1-related projects.

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July 12, 2021 | Comments
The FCC announced the comment and reply comment dates for public feedback on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on its proposed rules to ensure that 9-1-1 call centers and the public receive timely and useful notifications of network disruptions that affect 9-1-1 service.

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July 07, 2021 | Comments
Drones have been in the public eye for many years now. Still, the COVID-19 pandemic, which has flipped virtually every industry on its head and accelerated the rate of digital disruption globally, is also changing how we as a society perceive the use of this technology.

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July 06, 2021 | Comments
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wavsens have developed a method for using radio signals to create real-time images and videos of hidden and moving objects, which could help firefighters find escape routes or victims inside buildings filled with fire and smoke. The technique could also help track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.

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July 06, 2021 | Comments
Verizon introduced a prototype of a public-safety communications vehicle as part of its Verizon Frontline offering.

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August 2021

15 - 18
APCO Conference and Expo
San Antonio, Texas
https://www.apco2021.org

September 2021

27 - 30
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2021
Las Vegas
https://www.iwceexpo.com/

October 2021

18 - 20
Colorado NENA/APCO 2021 Conference
Denver
https://www.conenaapco.org

19 - 21
Comms Connect Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
https://melbourne.comms-connect.com.au/

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