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June 15, 2021 | Comments
PCTEL announced receipt of certification from the FCC for its industrial-grade internet of things (IoT) access point.

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June 15, 2021 | Comments
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Senior Public-Safety Advisor Kenzie Capece provided an update on the spring Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) meeting.

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June 15, 2021 | Comments
Ericsson and Anterix, the largest holder of licensed and contiguous 900 MHz spectrum in the United States, are collaborating to deploy innovative private network operational models in the utilities segment.

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June 14, 2021 | Comments
The Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer.

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June 14, 2021 | Comments
The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and the wireless industry’s FCC-certified business/industrial and public-safety advisory committees adopted an addendum to the LMCC’s frequency selection procedures for the T-band.

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June 10, 2021 | Comments
At the beginning of the year, Hytera Mobilfunk (HMF) transferred its channel business to a separate company, Hytera Communications Germany, which will continue to exclusively offer Hytera products to its customers.

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June 10, 2021 | Comments
RapidDeploy was selected to deliver its next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) bundle that includes advanced tactical mapping and data analytics solution to every 9-1-1 center across Region 1 in Florida.

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June 10, 2021 | Comments
NextNav and Spartacus Acquisition Corporation, a special-purpose acquisition company, announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement that will result in NextNav becoming a public company.

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June 10, 2021 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) successfully tested four prototype technologies for early detection of wildfires in California.

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June 10, 2021 | Comments
An AT&T executive said that it is possible that the FirstNet buildout will finish ahead of the March 2023 completion date mandated in its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority).

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June 09, 2021 | Comments
Telit announced that four more of its modules are now certified and approved for use on FirstNet.

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June 09, 2021 | Comments
Monogoto closed $11 million in funding led by Team8, with participation from Telefonica Tech Ventures and Singtel Innov8, as well as Alter Venture Partners, Triventures and Planven Entrepreneur Ventures.

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June 09, 2021 | Comments
Although it was the COVID-19 pandemic that accelerated the adoption of telemedicine by EMS and 9-1-1 systems across the country, its use is likely only going to continue to grow. Telemedicine in EMS and 9-1-1 has many potential benefits and will be a key tool to help communities achieve the vision of a people-centered EMS system described by EMS Agenda 2050.

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June 09, 2021 | Comments
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis approved the state’s 2021-2022 budget, which directs the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) to award a contract for the new Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) to L3Harris without a competitive procurement.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
RadioResource Media Group released “Advances in P25: Standards | Interoperability | Security” The eBook is intended to serve as an in-depth resource on how best to leverage P25’s benefits and capabilities, both for those agencies considering deploying a new network, as well as those already operating P25 systems.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
Jeffrey Stoops, president and CEO of SBA, was elected to serve as chairman of the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s (WIA) Board of Directors. A new slate of officers was also elected.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network (GHC 9-1-1) Board of Managers appointed Stan Heffernan as its executive director.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
With the official start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season this month, C Spire is offering a free public-safety data priority service designed to help local and state emergency first responders send and receive critical mobile data communications during a crisis or natural disaster.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
Mutualink, in partnership with Stafford County and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), successfully deployed and is powering the Virginia Smart Community Testbed, the state’s first smart city deployment.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
Leonardo signed an agreement for the acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Alea, a company specializing in mission- and business-critical communication software, with the option for a subsequent acquisition of the remaining 30%.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
The FCC released coordination procedures for the 3.45 – 3.55 GHz bands. In March, the FCC announced a planned auction of new flexible use licenses in the band.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) filed an ex parte letter urging the FCC to provide business-critical entities access to the 4.9 GHz band noting that the record at the FCC already supports primary critical infrastructure industry (CII) access to this band.

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June 08, 2021 | Comments
FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced agreements with America’s three largest mobile phone providers to start delivering vertical location information in connection with 9-1-1 calls nationwide in the coming days. This information will help first responders quickly locate 9-1-1 callers in multistory buildings, which will reduce response times and ultimately save lives.

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June 04, 2021 | Comments
Carbyne will launch APEX, its full 9-1-1 cloud contact center, to Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) in New Orleans, one of the largest 9-1-1 centers in the country.

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June 04, 2021 | Comments
The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) announced a new funding opportunity focused on artificial intelligence (AI) for the internet of things.

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June 04, 2021 | Comments
On 2 June, the BroadGNSS project successfully hit the first milestone of its open market consultation (OMC) phase with a successful webinar with interested suppliers.

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June 03, 2021 | Comments
In advance of the 2021 storm season, FirstNet, built with AT&T, is introducing ROG the Dog animal assisted therapy to support public safety on the frontlines. This new initiative builds off of the launch of the FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition and reinforces the company’s commitment to be there for America's first responders by further supporting the health and well-being of those who serve their communities each and every day.

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June 03, 2021 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) published a white paper titled “MEC Security: Status of Standards Support and Future Evolutions,” which was written by several authors participating in multi-access edge computing (MEC) and other related ETSI groups.

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June 03, 2021 | Comments
Anyone who has ever craned their neck to hold a phone between their ear and their shoulder can appreciate the benefit of hands-free communication. For first responders, the situation is typically much more serious than trying to chat with a friend while cooking dinner, though. They are often in critical response scenarios where a hands-free voice interface would improve both safety and efficiency, which could ultimately translate into saving lives.

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June 02, 2021 | Comments
DAMM Cellular Systems hired Joseph Mehawej as its new business development manager for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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June 02, 2021 | Comments
Airbus doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tons of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country.

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June 02, 2021 | Comments
Denco Area 9-1-1 District (Denco 9-1-1), which provides 9-1-1 services to nearly 800,000 people in 33 jurisdictions throughout North Texas, recently worked with GeoComm to bring indoor maps to 86 K-12 public schools throughout the region.

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June 02, 2021 | Comments
The Malta Police Force deployed Motorola Solutions’ VB400 body-worn cameras to all frontline officers across the Republic of Malta. The rollout is part of the Malta Police Force’s transformation strategy, which aims to modernize the police force while increasing trust and transparency with the community.

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June 01, 2021 | Comments
Sonim Technologies promoted Robert (Bob) Tirva, currently serving as chief financial officer (CFO) to president and chief operating officer (COO). He will report directly to the board of directors and work closely with the Strategic Alternatives and Operating Committee.

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June 01, 2021 | Comments
Barrett Communications announced multiple contracts for HF and VHF communications systems to defense, peacekeeping and government customers around the world.

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June 01, 2021 | Comments
The European Commission selected a consortium of companies and research institutes to study the design of the future European quantum communications network, EuroQCI. The network will enable ultra-secure communication between critical infrastructures and government institutions across the European Union (EU).

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June 01, 2021 | Comments
Nokia collaborated with systems integrator NetNordic to enter into a frame agreement with Equinor, a producer of oil, gas and wind power, to deliver a private 4G and 5G-ready solution for Equinor’s international operations. The industrial-grade private wireless technology will deliver the reliability, capacity, security and low latency needed to support collaboration between teams across Equinor’s installations.

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June 01, 2021 | Comments
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that while the FCC took actions to support telecommunications restoration following Hurricane Maria, future disaster recovery efforts could be improved by identifying a clearer role for the agency in disaster response.

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Events
June 2021

21 - 25
UTC Telecom and Technology Conference
Portland, Oregon
https://utctelecom.org

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/

November 2021

3 - 5
Critical Communications World 2021
Madrid, Spain
https://www.critical-communications-world.com

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