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May 25, 2022 | Comments
The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) recognized utilities and their personnel who demonstrated initiative, perseverance and innovative thinking throughout the past year.?The awards were given at the 2022 Telecom and Technology Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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May 25, 2022 | Comments
TCCA announced the shortlist for its 2022 International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA). The award winners will be presented 21 June in Barcelona.

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May 25, 2022 | Comments
The Canadian government released a policy statement saying that it intends to ban equipment from Huawei and ZTE in the country.

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May 24, 2022 | Comments
Utility industry representatives from across the U.S. elected Dewey Day of Pacific Gas & Electric as the new chair of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) board of directors, effective through May 2023. Day was elected at UTC’s 2022 Telecom & Technology Conference’s Membership Meeting, held on May 18 in Oklahoma City.

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May 24, 2022 | Comments
CTIA Certification and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), a working party of ZVEI, announce the signing of a cooperation agreement (COOP) to advance 5G industrial certification requirements. The partners seek to accelerate the certification, adoption and implementation of 5G technology across the industry.

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May 24, 2022 | Comments
On April 21, the FCC adopted a further notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The further notice proposed that commercial mobile service providers that participate in WEA report on key metrics that will help stakeholders develop an understanding of WEA’s end-to-end performance and sought comment on ways to improve WEA’s consistency and the pace at which messages are received. The further notice set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 30 and 60 days, respectively, after publication of a summary of the Notice in the Federal Register.

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May 24, 2022 | Comments
In late March, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning that critical U.S. infrastructure sectors might be at risk of cyberattacks by Russian actors. Threats against the nation’s critical infrastructure aren’t new, however; the rapid development of new information and communication technologies (ITC), and their inevitable integration into our critical infrastructure, brings with it the possibility of digital attacks and other new challenges that we must be ready to face.

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May 24, 2022 | Comments
The FCC approved a report and order (R&O) aimed at improving priority services for emergency responders.

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May 24, 2022 | Comments
A new white paper from SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) found that LTE is unlikely to replace LMR in the near future. Instead, the report said, the two technologies are likely to merge.

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May 20, 2022 | Comments
After several months of rigorous testing, Next Generation Advanced’s (NGA) NEXiSConnect multimedia call-handling system successfully completed the i3 and multi-ESInet conformance testing program in California.

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May 20, 2022 | Comments
JSC "NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" (KTZ), the national operator of the main railway network of the Republic of Kazakhstan, plans to fully adopt TETRA digital radio communications as a standard.

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May 20, 2022 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on May 20, for a newly created American National Standard (ANS).

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May 20, 2022 | Comments
Not many people think about 911 until they themselves are involved in an emergency. It’s the number everyone knows but hopes they will never have to dial. And then, when they do have to, the expectation is that help will arrive at the incident location precisely and instantaneously.

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May 19, 2022 | Comments
GlobalFoundries and Motorola Solutions announced a long-term agreement to safeguard the supply of innovative chip solutions for Motorola Solutions’ radios.

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May 19, 2022 | Comments
Axon and Fusus, a provider in real-time crime centers for public-safety agencies in the U.S., announced a strategic partnership to expand the capabilities of Axon Respond and the Fusus Real Time Crime Center in the Cloud (RTC3) solution to provide agencies better real-time operations situational awareness, including streamlined investigative workflows.

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May 19, 2022 | Comments
Celona selected Keysight Technology’s Keysight Open RAN Architect (KORA) solution portfolio to validate the quality and reliability of 5G private network deployments for enterprises.

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May 19, 2022 | Comments
NextNav partnered with Vizsafe to add vertical location services to its Geoaware platform.

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May 19, 2022 | Comments
Anterix launched an integrated platform to accelerate the scale benefits of a “network” of individual private broadband networks.

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May 18, 2022 | Comments
CentralSquare Technologies announced a partnership with First Due to provide public-safety agencies a unified records management and emergency response solution.

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May 18, 2022 | Comments
On May 14, the Verizon Frontline Response Team deployed in support of first responders battling the Blue Lakes Fire, a blaze that has burned more than 2,000 acres in northern Michigan.

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May 18, 2022 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) selected 14 teams from minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to participate in the 2022 Summer Research Team (SRT) program.

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May 18, 2022 | Comments
Ways in which the FCC can help improve 911 service will be one of several topics on the agenda for the commission’s June open meeting.

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May 18, 2022 | Comments
L3Harris Technologies partnered with FirstNet, Built with AT&T to connect the FirstNet network with Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) P25 network. The connection between the two networks is made by leveraging L3Harris’ BeOn mobile application.

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May 17, 2022 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) selected L3Harris Technologies to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) services to improve intelligence gathering and collaboration across the defense and intelligence communities.

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May 17, 2022 | Comments
Motorola Solutions reported its earnings results for the first quarter of 2022.

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May 17, 2022 | Comments
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that transmission performance is consistent across different bands of the millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, which is targeted for high-speed, data-rich 5G systems.

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May 17, 2022 | Comments
In a meeting with the FCC, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) urged caution with moving forward with any changes to the rules governing the T-band as requested by a petition of rulemaking from the National Wireless Communications Council (NWCC).

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
EF Johnson Technologies announced two changes to its senior leadership structure to sustain its growth, profitability and long-term success. These changes include the promotion of Mitch Urbanczyk to senior vice president of sales and Stephanie Spears as vice president of bid operations.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications promoted Timothy Jenkins to president of its safety and security technologies product group, effective June 1.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) hired Tim Snyder as senior director of software engineering. In this capacity, he will have responsibility for EWA’s software development and information technology strategies.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
Sepura hired Rob Merrick as business development manager for broadband products.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The city of Berkeley, California, chose Federal Engineering (FE) to analyze the staffing, infrastructure and technology needs of the Berkeley 9-1-1 Communication Center and create a project plan to implement an accredited, prioritized emergency medical dispatch system.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
Dejero partnered with Taoglas to help its customers select best-in-class, high-performance antennas for its cellular bonding devices when used in mobile and fixed applications.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
HigherGround announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a new patent, No. 11,206,327, that further strengthens the company’s intellectual property (IP) for its Live911 technology.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The Verizon Frontline Response Team deployed to multiple locations across the southwest U.S. to provide the thousands of first responders currently engaged in firefighting efforts in Arizona and New Mexico with mission-critical communications capabilities.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to RAND for the continued operation of the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC).

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
In this era of 5G, internet of things (IoT) and everything digital, most fire and rescue agencies still use analog paging systems to dispatch and communicate with first responders. The need to upgrade a 70-year-old technology is dovetailing with the ongoing rollout of a new generation of television broadcast technology. A new statewide public-safety system using North Carolina’s public television network is under development that could support public safety and emergency response agencies throughout the state.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
Motorola Solutions acquired Videotec, a global provider of ruggedized video security solutions based in Italy. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) signed a project arrangement (PA) and joint statement of intent (JSoI) for collaborative research, development, and foreign technical exchanges in cybersecurity and public-safety solutions with the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology (MSIT). This effort is part of a 2019 memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries in the fields of science and technology.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Emergency Medical Services named Brian Tegtmeyer coordinator of the National 911 Program effective May 9.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched the Public Safety Immersive Test Center in Boulder, Colorado, to spur the development and deployment of technologies critical to effective public-safety response.

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May 16, 2022 | Comments
AT&T launched nationwide location-based routing, which will allow it to automatically transmit wireless 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate 9-1-1 call centers nationwide.

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May 05, 2022 | Comments
In responses to a U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation of Motorola’s dual roles in the Airwave network and the Emergency Services Network (ESN), EE and the U.K. Home Office filed responses, expressing concerns about Motorola’s two roles. Motorola also filed its own response to the CMA’s investigation.

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May 05, 2022 | Comments
Aviat Networks reported financial results for its fiscal 2022 third quarter ended April 1.

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May 05, 2022 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DoC) National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Committee (NAIAC) launched May 4.

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May 05, 2022 | Comments
From April 24 – 29, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) hosted JamX 22, an exercise to counter electronic jamming at White Sands Missile Range with federal, state, local and industry participants.

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May 04, 2022 | Comments
The British Transport Police (BTP) is leveraging the NICE Investigate digital evidence management solution to drive digital transformation across its operations and help keep U.K. railways safe from crime.

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May 04, 2022 | Comments
Ericsson announced the opening of its Global Utilities Innovation Center at its facility in Plano, Texas. The new fully functional facility consists of a purpose-built operating lab and demo environment locations that will allow utilities to engage with Ericsson and its partners to solve real-world connectivity challenges.

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May 04, 2022 | Comments
Critical messaging specialist Secapp joined TCCA, the global representative organization for the critical communications ecosystem. Based in Finland, Secapp develops and manages the eponymous Secapp critical communications and alerting software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, designed for use in emergency and disaster situations.

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May 04, 2022 | Comments
GeoComm, a public-safety location intelligence platform provider, announced a new partnership with NextNav, a provider of z-axis vertical positioning, to enhance floor-aware indoor mapping for E9-1-1.

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May 04, 2022 | Comments
During its quarterly meeting May 4, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) approved reinvestment into the FirstNet network that will help improve indoor coverage for first responders.

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May 04, 2022 | Comments
Dereck Orr, the chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) looks at the research that the division has completed over the last couple of years.

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May 03, 2022 | Comments
Cobham Satcom and UltiSat signed a strategic distributor and integrator agreement.

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May 03, 2022 | Comments
Nokia announced that it is exiting the Russian market in response to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

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May 02, 2022 | Comments
Ceragon Networks reported its results for the first quarter of 2022.

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May 02, 2022 | Comments
Pinal County, Arizona, awarded Federal Engineering (FE) a contract to assist with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Safety Technology Solution Replacement in support of continual improvements to the dispatch, mobile, records management and jail management software.

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May 02, 2022 | Comments
Federated Wireless closed on an additional $14 million in Series D funding, bringing the total raised in the round to $72 million.

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May 02, 2022 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association’s TR-14 Committee, which oversees TIA’s standards for towers and antenna supporting structures, has begun the process of updating the TIA-222-H standard since it’s last full revision in 2017. TIA invited all industry stakeholders to submit input for the update of TIA-222-H to TIA-222-I.

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May 02, 2022 | Comments
The Office of EMS and the National 911 Program, housed within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), encouraged 9-1-1 and EMS professionals to provide public-safety feedback on its annual Highway Safety Grant Program.

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May 02, 2022 | Comments
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois unsealed a criminal complaint against seven individuals accused of stealing trade secrets from Motorola Solutions.

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