Networks | Systems

August 07, 2019 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is deploying two new cell sites in Warren County, North Carolina, as part of its network expansion in the state. The sites — located in Warrenton and near Lake Gaston — are increasing coverage, capacity and capability to first responders across the state.

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August 02, 2019 | Comments
Google is implementing a new 9-1-1 feature in the Phone app on Pixel and select Android devices.

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August 02, 2019 | Comments
The FCC adopted rules to help ensure that people who call 9-1-1 from multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) — which commonly serve hotels, office buildings, and campuses — can reach 9-1-1 and be quickly located by first responders.

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August 02, 2019 | Comments
Federal bans on Chinese company procurements in video surveillance will provide traction for Motorola Solutions, while the company has yet to see revenue from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), said CEO and Chairman Greg Brown.

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August 01, 2019 | Comments
Astrid, the Belgian national operator of the radio communications, paging and dispatching networks for emergency and security services, renewed the support and maintenance contract agreements with Airbus-Proximus consortium. The network serves users from all public-safety and security services, along with several utility and transport companies in Belgium.

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July 29, 2019 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) selected AT&T for a potential $984 million 15-year contract. Through this award, the DOJ will transition to a next-generation communications platform supporting more than 120,000 employees across more than 2,100 locations.

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July 24, 2019 | Comments
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a notice that it plans to conduct a nationwide test of the emergency alert system (EAS) Aug. 7 in coordination with the FCC. The test will not include a message on cellphones via wireless emergency alerts.

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July 22, 2019 | Comments
A special forces unit of Spain’s national Guardia Civil is deploying covert Project 25 (P25) radio devices by Motorola Solutions. The P25 devices will allow secure, encrypted communications needed for special operations.

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
In early 2019, the French Defense Innovation Agency (AID) launched the PRODEF challenge with the support of the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), the French government defense procurement and technology agency. The challenge was launched in order to enable French subject matter experts (SMEs) to propose innovative technology solutions to the challenges faced by the Ministry of the Armed forces in their mission to protect and defend air bases.

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July 18, 2019 | Comments
In a letter to new U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr., FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly asked the governor to help end the territory’s practice of diverting 9-1-1 fees to other purposes, suggesting that additional universal service fund (USF) dollars to support the territory’s damaged communications infrastructure may not be available while the fee diversion continues.

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