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Huawei Internet Plus aligned case studies – Huawei Developers Congress

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei to invest $1 billion in ICT developers cloud, API and IoT enablement platform Huawei Internet Plus-related initiatives were showcased at the Huawei Developers Congress (#HDC2015) held in Shenzhen, China, on Oct. 18-19. During the conference, Huawei outlined a plan to invest $1...

New Jersey FirstNet project takes center stage in Atlantic City

The FirstNet early builder project in New Jersey, known as JerseyNet, provided coverage at a pair of recent weekend beach concerts in Atlantic City, enabling the police department to sidestep the usual crashing of their mobile security cameras and actually use the system as...

Reader Forum: Enabling mission-critical HD multimedia services to first responders

You know the saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s exactly what first responders need to do in emergencies or developing events. They need to be able to act responsibly and quickly, streaming real-time, high-definition video to remote command and...

FirstNet approves $126M budget, reorganizes leadership

The board of the First Responders Network Authority has approved its budget, putting $126 million in play for acquisition, consultation and spectrum relocation in the next fiscal year as the FirstNet national network moves closer to reality. Progress is slowly but surely being made toward a national...

Dali Wireless chosen for DFW public safety buildout

NEW ORLEANS, La. – At DAS and Small Cell Congress 2015, Dali Wireless announced it will be charged with building out and upgrading the public safety communications network at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Dali, a global provider of advanced all-digital RF routers, will provide the...

PSAC gets initial reports on FirstNet pilot projects

The 40-member Public Safety Advisory Committee received its first formal update on the status of FirstNet pilot projects around the country in the ongoing effort to lay the groundwork for a national LTE network for public safety broadband. The PSAC was formed to provide the...

Top takeaways from NIST’s roadmap for public safety LBS

A newly published road map from the Public Safety Communications Research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology looks at the potential rewards and challenges associated with the use of location-based services in the public safety realm. It is the first such roadmap...

Safety officials want Mexico to reband 800 MHz spectrum

WASHINGTON – Numerous U.S. public safety organizations, including the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials-International, the International Association of Police Chiefs and the National Sheriffs Association, recently sent an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of State asking that both...

FirstNet issues draft RFP

The First Responders Network Authority board has issued a draft request for proposal outlining significant details of potential plans for the national LTE network for public safety that it has been tasked with building and operating. The draft RFP, posted yesterday, is the latest move...

FCC’s text-to-911 program expanding

911 outage drew a $17.4M fine for operators responsible WASHINGTON – Following the steepest fines ever levied for 911 outages, federal regulators are taking steps to expand the database of public safety operators equipped to handle text-to-911. The Federal Communications Commission issued a public notice on...

NTIA suspends FirstNet early build funding for LA RICS

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is suspending the funding for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System's LTE project that utilizes 700 Mhz Band 14 spectrum, one of five pilot projects across the country that are aimed at providing a foundation for the...

IWCE 2015: FirstNet aims for final RFP in 2015

LAS VEGAS – The First Responders Network Authority, or FirstNet, continues to gather input on the planning and implementation of a nationwide LTE network for public safety and is aiming to issue a final request for proposals as soon as this year. Representatives from FirstNet...

Ceragon Networks wins $4.6M public safety contract

Deploying network in Arizona for governmental entities Cergon Networks on Feb. 11 announced it was awarded a $4.6 million contract to set up a high-capacity wireless network in Arizona designed for intergovernmental communications. Ceragon, based in Paramus, N.J., will provide telecommunications vendor GovNET with the network,...

FCC votes to improve indoor location accuracy for 911

Uber’s locating technology cited by FCC commissioner The Federal Communications Commission this week adopted new rules to help first responders better locate people who dialed 911 from indoor locations using a wireless device. The FCC ruling is in response to an increase in 911 calls from...

Sonim tackles the ruggedized smartphone market

Smartphones are now practically everywhere, having penetrated the consumer and enterprise markets early on and are now taking aim at the ruggedized environments. A handful of such devices have been rolled out by devicemakers big and small, with some providing mere lip service (Samsung), while...

Reality Check: Debunking 911 myths

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. Our current 911 system was designed in the 1950s and early 60s for landline phones. Today, 40% of households are...

A-T Solutions launches mobile data collection for public safety, counterterrorism

A-T Solutions, which focuses on counterterrorism efforts enabled by technology, introduced a new solution for in-field data collection by government agencies aimed at improving operations and faster, more accurate documentation and analysis of on-scene evidence. The launch of the new Data Collection Toolkit came as part of...

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