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#TBT: Try your hand at handset hurling; IBM eyes mobile; FirstNet’s first board … this week in 2012

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Hurl your handset!...

FirstNet focuses on in-building coverage

The FirstNet Authority Board has voted to use network reinvestment funds to expand coverage indoors, in a move that will allow its network partner, AT&T, to offer an indoor coverage extension service to FirstNet customers. FirstNet said that the approved network reinvestment is intended...

AT&T-FirstNet passes 2.8 million connections; FirstNet board gets new members

AT&T says that its "aggressive" expansion of Band 14 coverage is more than 95% complete The number of public safety and first responder connections on the AT&T-FirstNet network has passed 2.8 million, AT&T reported, with more than 18,500 agencies and organizations across the country making...

FirstNet board approves $253 million budget

The First Responders Network Authority board has set its budget for the coming fiscal year, which includes $94 million in network reinvestments. The board approved a $253 million budget for fiscal year 2022, allocating $79.3 million for the authority's operating budget, $79.3 million in...

Key takeaways from FirstNet’s annual report

The FirstNet Authority has made "significant progress" toward fulfilling its mandate to oversee and manage the build-out and operations of a nationwide cellular network for first responders, according to the authority's latest annual report to Congress. The FirstNet Authority is an independent entity that...

AT&T-FirstNet launches Band 14 HPUE, z-axis location

AT&T-FirstNet is now offering first responders vertical location capabilities in more than 100 markets, ahead of an April 2021 FCC deadline for having the technology in place to support 911 callers on mobile devices. The z-axis location information is one of several new technology...

IWCE Virtual: PSSA calls for 4.9 GHz to be added to FirstNet’s spectrum

A new advocacy group is calling for additional spectrum to be assigned to the FirstNet Authority for exclusive use public safety, saying that the spectrum could eventually help support public safety use of 5G. In a discussion as part of this week's IWCE Virtual event,...

IWCE Virtual: Highlighting FirstNet use amid the COVID-19 pandemic

FirstNet-AT&T has helped connect ambulances providing mutual aid for areas hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, provided connectivity for coronavirus testing facilities and is being creatively integrated into telehealth solutions, according to Ed Parkinson, CEO of the FirstNet Authority. Parkinson, speaking at this week's IWCE Virtual...

FirstNet board approves $218 million for deployables, 5G upgrades

FirstNet board votes to direct $218 million in network reinvestments The First Responders Network Authority board has approved $218 million in network investment to support 5G and additional deployables for first responders using the FirstNet-AT&T network. The FirstNet Authority said that the funds will support "initial...

APCO2019: First look at FirstNet’s network reinvestment priorities

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- The First Responders Network Authority will be receiving about $18 billion in payments from AT&T over the 25-year-term of its contract to build out and operate the nationwide FirstNet network for public safety. An estimated $16 billion of that is expected...

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