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March 18, 2019 | Comments
Franklin Township (New Jersey) Fire District 1 awarded Federal Engineering a contract to provide FCC licensing assistance for the district’s public-safety radio system.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
GeoLinks, a California-based telecommunications provider and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, installed and provided high-speed, low-latency, symmetrical data connections to 88 high-definition, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras throughout Southern and Northern California to provide critical situational awareness during wildfire events. In collaboration with ALERTWildfire; University of California San Diego; University of Nevada, Reno; CENIC; Southern California Edison (SCE); and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), the multihazard camera technology provides data related to fire ignition points critical in informing situational awareness and wildfire response.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
Iowa legislators overruled a local county board decision that would have stopped construction of an AT&T cell tower to be part of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network in the state.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
Teltronic CEO Juan Ferro offers an update on the business following Hytera’s 2017 acquisition of Sepura, which came after Sepura purchased Teltronic in 2015.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced publication of the “Emergency Preparedness and Response Checklist ATIS-0100019.” An information and communications technology (ICT) industry resource, this document provides general guidance regarding preparedness for and response to a wide array of emergency situations including hurricanes, earthquakes and other events that cause major disruptions to operations, service and supplies.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
Sonim Technologies launched its XP3 rugged flip phone on the Sprint network. The phone was built for extreme conditions with clear audio regardless of the work environment, the company said.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
The FCC sided with public safety and proposed a vertical (Z axis) location accuracy metric of ±3 meters relative to the handset for 80 percent of indoor wireless 9-1-1 calls. The new rules will help first responders more accurately locate people who make wireless 9-1-1 calls from multistory buildings.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
A regional carrier and public-safety group sent letters of support for the 2018 petition from a Colorado group asking the FCC to address Long Term Evolution (LTE) interoperability among commercial carriers.

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March 14, 2019 | Comments
Most of the current 450,000 First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) subscribers were former AT&T customers, but the carrier plans to capitalize on its FirstNet contract by increasing its first responder market share and adding friends and family of FirstNet subscribers, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens.

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March 14, 2019 | Comments
A pair of cities located in the southern Dallas metro area said a hacker or group of hackers targeted and activated their combined tornado warning system. As a result, the system is not operational, officials said.

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