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November 18, 2019 | Comments
Nokia announced that it is collaborating with Hitachi Kokusai Electric on local 5G and private wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) solutions for industrial and government customers. Spectrum for local 5G will be released in Japan at the end of 2019 for enterprise use.

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
Barrett Communications delivered equipment as part of a U.S.-funded program into Egypt. The contract was to supply high-frequency (HF) and VHF radio communications equipment.

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
Nedaa, the Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), government secure networks provider, announced its support as the official secure network communications provider at this year’s edition of Dubai Airshow, 17 – 21 November at Dubai World Central. Nedaa is offering the Dubai Airshow Organizing Committee its wireless communications solutions to ensure smooth and secure emergency responses between security personnel and organizations such as Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defense and Dubai Ambulance.

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
Teltronic and MCS Digital, an Australian integrator of mission-critical systems, deployed the TETRA communications network that provides voice and data services to the Sydney North West Line Metro, Sydney’s first metro line. This transport infrastructure uses driverless trains for the first time in Australia.

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Technical Committee Smart Card Platform released three technical specifications to launch a new security platform called Smart Secure Platform (SSP).

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
Wireless Telecom Group signed a definitive agreement to acquire Holzworth Instrumentation, a Boulder, Colorado-based provider of specialty phase noise analyzers and signal generators.

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Commerce extended for 90 days the temporary general license (TGL) authorizing specific, limited engagements in transactions involving the export, reexport, and transfer of items to Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates that are subject to the entity list.

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November 18, 2019 | Comments
Indiana University created a lab to help first responders use emerging technologies on the front lines of disasters and emergency response. Using data science and engineering, the lab will deliver practical resources and solutions to first responders and research ways technology can help us prepare for, respond to and recover from hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other disasters.

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November 15, 2019 | Comments
Rohde & Schwarz, in collaboration with LG Electronics Mobile Communications U.S.A. successfully verified Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) 3.0 features related to geofencing using an LG G8 ThinQ mobile smartphone.

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November 15, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security released the topics for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 20.1 pre-solicitation. The pre-solicitation contains 11 topic descriptions, nine from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and two from the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office.

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November 15, 2019 | Comments
The Archuleta County (Colorado) Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a new AT&T cell tower in the county. The tower will support FirstNet communications.

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November 15, 2019 | Comments
Finland took another step forward on the path towards mission-critical broadband service by publishing the Virve 2.0 request for information (RFI) on mission-critical services in the European Union’s Tender Electronic Daily Service.

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November 15, 2019 | Comments
The New Mexico Department of Information Technology (NMDoIT) filed an ex parte letter with the FCC saying that it strongly supports full interoperability between the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and other public-safety providers.

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November 14, 2019 | Comments
The FCC denied a waiver request from a Texas manufacturer to allow it to modify its license during a 900 MHz freeze the FCC announced in 2018.

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November 14, 2019 | Comments
During the first week of November, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) marked the 15-year anniversary of cooperation with the United Kingdom for collaborative research and development efforts aimed at both nations’ mutual homeland security challenges.

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November 14, 2019 | Comments
Ribbon Communications announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire, through a merger, ECI Telecom Group (ECI) for 32.5 million shares of Ribbon common stock and $324 million in cash. ECI stockholders will also receive approximately $31 million from ECI's sale of real estate assets.

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November 13, 2019 | Comments
A group of associations and companies representing public safety; first responders; railroads; electric, water and natural gas utilities; and oil and gas producers across the U.S. sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing the commission’s proposal to allow unlicensed use in 6 GHz spectrum.

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November 13, 2019 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Canada, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), British APCO (BAPCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) announced a partnership to promote next-generation emergency communications services.

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November 12, 2019 | Comments
Datamark added two industry professionals to its team.

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November 12, 2019 | Comments
Ribbon Communications deployed an emergency calling service (ECS) with location information for Colt Technology Service in Japan. Available since March 1, the ECS fully complies with Japanese regulatory requirements.

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November 12, 2019 | Comments
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Public Safety Communications office selected Nokia to upgrade the California Public Safety Microwave Network (CAPSNET), which is operated by Cal OES Public Safety Communications and supports the communications needs of many key state and local government public-safety agencies.

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November 12, 2019 | Comments
Police Scotland have begun the rollout of Motorola Solutions’ Pronto digital policing application suite as part of an overall mobile working solution for officers in Glasgow. The rollout, which began earlier this year in Dundee, Perth and Kinross, marks a major milestone in strategic plans to introduce the technology to 10,000 Police Scotland officers.

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November 12, 2019 | Comments
Sendai City, Japan, and Nokia successfully conducted a test flight of a Nokia drone on a private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network provided by Nokia Digital Automation Cloud. The test examined the potential use of drones during a tsunami or other disasters to help in prevention and mitigation efforts.

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November 12, 2019 | Comments
The trial for a theft of trade secrets lawsuit Motorola Solutions filed against Hytera Communications in 2017 began last week with jury selection.

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November 11, 2019 | Comments
Globalstar announced a partnership with Nokia to develop an innovative solution that allows enterprises to deploy intelligent network applications in a dedicated Long Term Evolution (LTE) spectrum band.

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November 11, 2019 | Comments
The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) updated the Missouri Field Operations Guide (MO-FOG) to include information about emerging First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) features and deployable communications support.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) announced that it donated more than $10,000 to Old Dominion University (ODU) for the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
PCTEL announced its results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. The company reported revenue of $23.6 million in the quarter, 28% higher compared with the prior year.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
Aviat Networks reported financial results for its fiscal 2020 first quarter ended Sept. 27.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
The FCC released four reports from its Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. The reports aim to assist officials by offering recommendations and best practices.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) contracted with John Wehmann to facilitate the administration of 900 MHz incumbent transition services.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
A group of bipartisan senators requested a “thorough and thoughtful review” of the FCC’s 600 GHz proposal that would allow unlicensed use in the band.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
T-Mobile USA announced a new initiative targeting public-safety users as it rolls out its nationwide 5G service.

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November 08, 2019 | Comments
BK Technologies announced financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30.

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November 07, 2019 | Comments
Paul McGinn was named CEO of Connectivity Wireless, and Stephen Bye returned to the board of directors.

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November 07, 2019 | Comments
The international ResponDrone Project, which is developing a situational awareness system for emergency situations, will hold a special design thinking workshop, bringing together industrial, technological and end-user partners of the consortium. The workshop will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 12 – 13 November.

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November 07, 2019 | Comments
A command-and-control system from Zetron was selected to provide communications solutions to and between Australia’s research stations in Antarctica.

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November 07, 2019 | Comments
Anterix reported a loss of $7.7 million in its fiscal second quarter and revenue of $423,000 in the period.

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November 07, 2019 | Comments
Sen. Ron Wyden urged the FCC to secure next-generation, 5G telephone networks against hackers, scam artists and foreign spies.

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November 06, 2019 | Comments
Sierra Wireless reported results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30. Revenue for the third quarter was $174 million compared with $203.4 million in the third quarter of 2018.

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November 06, 2019 | Comments
Barrett Communications was been awarded a multiyear contract to supply the Canadian National Defence Department (DND) with VHF radio communications equipment.

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November 06, 2019 | Comments
Zebra Technologies acquired Cortexica Vision Systems, a London-based business-to-business (B2B) computer vision-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

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November 06, 2019 | Comments
The FCC granted a petition filed by El Paso County, Colorado, in part and denied it in part. The commission dismissed a request for extension of time to construct.

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November 06, 2019 | Comments
Nedaa, the Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), government secure networks provider, and South Korea’s Safe-Net Forum partnered to work toward the progression of network deployment.

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November 06, 2019 | Comments
The Angeles National Forest (ANF) agreed to lease 13 sites in the national forest for installation of the LMR system operated by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) Authority.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
Microsoft and Nokia announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate transformation and innovation across industries with cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT). The companies are positioned to help enterprises and communications service providers transform their businesses.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
Wireless Communications, a Sepura partner, supplied Gudbrandsdal Energy Nett (GE Nett) with next-generation portable terminals, to deliver communications advances over the previous analog radio solution.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
NII Holdings announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. For the quarter, the company reported a $7 million loss from continuing operations and a $28 million loss from discontinued operations.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
Astronics, which purchased Freedom Communication Technologies earlier this year, reported financial results for the three and nine months ended Sept. 28. Financial results include the divestiture of the test systems’ semiconductor business in February.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
The 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, 1 – 2 November. Leaders and representatives from eight member states attended the meeting.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
Avtec, along with Burlington Communications, completed an upgrade to the Vermont State Police (VSP) dispatch communications system. The upgrade includes improved audio consistency and quality across public-safety channels, expanded interoperability and survivability for multiple departments, and simplified interconnection of existing radio and telephone networks throughout the state.

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November 05, 2019 | Comments
The lack of standardized training and certification is the top issue hampering public-safety drone operations, according to DRONERESPONDERS. The finding is from a double-validated research initiative based on survey data, as well as live focus group feedback conducted during last week’s U.S. Public Safety UAS Summit in Las Vegas.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
Ceragon Networks reported financial results for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
The Boston Police Department (BPD) launched Mark43’s cloud-based records management system (RMS).

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
A six-month pilot called the Starlight Program will facilitate collaboration between the Dallas Police Department and local businesses.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected Federal Engineering as an awardee for the Tactical Communications Equipment and Services II (TACCOM II) Multi-Agency Contract (MAC).

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
KT opened the world's first information, communications and technology (ICT)-assisted mountain rescue center on the Nepal side of the Himalayas 31 October, bolstering emergency communications with climbers.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
The FCC is seeking comment on a joint request by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and FirstEnergy.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
BK Technologies promoted Branko Avanic to chief technology officer (CTO). Avanic joined BK in August as senior vice president of engineering.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
The FCC announced settlements with CenturyLink and West Safety Communications to conclude investigations into violations of FCC rules in connection with a multistate 9-1-1 outage Aug. 1, 2018.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
AT&T selected rural wireless carrier Viaero Wireless Technologies and its subsidiaries to support the deployment of FirstNet across rural Colorado and Nebraska, as well as select portions of South Dakota and Wyoming.

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November 04, 2019 | Comments
TCCA is celebrating its 25-year anniversary since the first TETRA memorandum of understanding was signed to form the original TETRA MoU Association.

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November 01, 2019 | Comments
Red Box appointed Beng Kiat Yeo as general manager of the Asia-Pacific region to shape and drive its growth strategy in the region.

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November 01, 2019 | Comments
Cumberland County, New Jersey, hired V-COMM to help enhance the county’s proposed 700 MHz Project 25 (P25) system and build a new wireless communications tower.

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November 01, 2019 | Comments
A Maine county, with the assistance of amateur radio operators, is implementing a countywide emergency broadcast system, using universally available AM radio channels.

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November 01, 2019 | Comments
The FCC requested comments on a New York University (NYU) petition for declaratory ruling that the commission’s rules prohibit the transmission on amateur radio frequencies of “effectively encrypted or encoded messages.

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November 01, 2019 | Comments
Five senators reintroduced the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act, legislation that would preserve emergency personnel’s access to UHF T-band spectrum at 470 – 512 MHz.

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November 2019

18 - 18
Webinar: The Case For/Against Comprehensive Public-Safety LTE Interoperability

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4788502184330695437

23 - 23
RCA Technical Symposium and Banquet
New York City
https://www.radioclubofamerica.org/events/

26 - 28
Comms Connect
Melbourne, Australia
https://melbourne.comms-connect.com.au/

26 - 28
PMRExpo
Cologne, Germany
https://www.pmrexpo.de/en/pmrexpo/

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