February 04, 2019 | Comments
As the public-safety community migrates to Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband technology for its communications, it is imperative that standards-compliant solutions are used by everyone to ensure emergency response is not compromised by lack of interoperability between agencies.

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January 22, 2019 | Comments
As public servants, we’ve dedicated our lives to serving our communities, putting the safety and well-being of others before our own and always doing the right thing, even if it isn’t the easiest. We’re also dedicated to speaking up when something isn’t right.

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January 15, 2019 | Comments
First responders answer emergency calls daily and deal with situations where communications are critical. This includes communications with intra-agency peers and other first responder disciplines responding to an incident scene. When considering the advantages provided by current communications technology, it is unacceptable that officers from different agencies may not have the ability to share important information in the future.

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January 04, 2019 | Comments
The December quarterly Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) meetings in Sorrento, Italy, addressed standards in several areas relevant to mission-critical broadband in three separate plenary group meetings.

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November 26, 2018 | Comments
Marilyn Ward, executive director of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), shares her views on public-safety issues in this exclusive interview.

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September 24, 2018 | Comments
As shown by recent industry events, public-safety officials must hold commercial carriers accountable and not let the carriers take advantage of them.

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July 03, 2018 | Comments
After taking over the chief executive reigns of TCCA about a year ago, Tony Gray offers an update on how the past year has gone and his outlook for the coming year in this interview with RadioResource International magazine.

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June 01, 2018 | Comments
The effective delivery of critical communications is crucial to ensuring public safety and to enabling businesses to protect personnel and property during major planned and unplanned events. At the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution, the industry is looking to see how 5G, big data, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed to further enhance critical communications in the context of an ever-changing technological landscape.

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May 29, 2018 | Comments
Many have criticized the Project 25 (P25) standards suite for various reasons — slow to develop and high cost, among others. However, one P25 standard, the Inter RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI), looks likely to play a large role in the integration of legacy networks with Long Term Evolution (LTE) and mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT).

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May 08, 2018 | Comments
The National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO) ValuePoint (NVP) public-safety communications equipment contract, led by the state of Washington, is preparing to rebid the nationwide public-safety communications equipment cooperative contract.

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