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What is status of LTE public safety network deployments?

Roughly twelve months after RCR Wireless News aired a LTE Public Safety Trends program on RCR TV (RCR Mobilist: LTE Public Safety Trends) and twelve years after 9/11, Jeff Mucci, RCR Wireless News Editorial Director, interviewed Chris Stark, NSN Head of Business Development, about the current status of LTE Public Safety trials.

During the interview, Chris shared his views on the key learnings from the following three FCC authorized LTE Public Safety pilot deployments:

  • 2012 Republican National Convention
  • 2013 Super Bowl
  • Des Moines, Iowa local municipality in conjunction with Cellcom, a regional cellular provider

“The next big milestone will be moving into the RFP stage for procuring either nationwide or localized LTE public Safety Networks” said Chris Stark. “One of the key takeaways from pilot program is that video is a key application in terms of quality and depth of first responder incident information available.”

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Jeff Mucci
Jeff Mucci
Jeff is the CEO and Head of Industry Insights for Arden Media Company, publishers RCR Wireless News. Enterprise IoT Insights, In-Building Tech and TelecomCareers. Over the past 20+ years, Jeff has been involved in many facets of running day-to-day operations for telecom, wireless, commercial real estate and energy services companies. He has raised over $300 million of debt and equity for companies in which he has been involved. Previous roles include Chairman and CEO of ConnectSouth, a regional DSL company: President of a facilities based CLEC; SVP Sales and Marketing for Clearwire; and Director of a nationwide BLEC representing over 100 million square feet of commercial real estate. Contact Jeff by email: [email protected] or by phone at 512.431.8912.

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