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CCA urges FirstNet to take 'granular' approach to broadband network

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is urging the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to leverage existing facilities of multiple carriers to speed deployment of the nation's first public safety broadband network.

Daimler says self-driving truck test in Germany now weeks away

German auto maker Daimler said it expects to gain approval for tests of self-driving trucks on Germany's motorways "within the next few weeks", executive board member Wolfgang Bernhard told the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

HERE acquisition viewed as essential to vehicle security by German automotive consortium

A Nokia deal to sell its HERE navigation business to a consortium of German car makers for between €2.5 billion ($2.7 billion) and €3 billion is likely to move forward if the parties can agree on who would own key HERE patents following the sale.

FirstNet developing base stations for police cars, but deployment still several years away

FirstNet, which has been tasked with building a nationwide LTE network for emergency workers, is working to create portable cellular base stations that can ride inside police cars and other vehicles, thereby allowing emergency workers to quickly and easily deploy wireless networks in remote areas. However, FirstNet said the technology likely won't be deployed for several more years.

AT&T Northern Calif. network damage comes under FBI investigation

AT&T has restored service on its network in California after vandals cut through one of its fiber lines that shut down service for 22 hours, reflecting the latest in a string of targeted network attacks in the region.

Former Rep. Waxman, now a T-Mobile adviser, proposes compromises on 600 MHz auction

Former Rep. Henry Waxman,  now a lobbyist  for T-Mobile US, wrote in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the agency should strike a compromise on when to trigger the bidding for reserved spectrum in the broadcast incentive auction and on a proposal to relocate TV stations in the duplex gap after the auction.  

T-Mobile gets more government requests for customer data than rivals

T-Mobile US said it saw an increased number of requests for customer data from government agencies in 2014, and more requests than any of its wireless rivals.

NENA 'aggressive' in making sure FirstNet, NG911 work together, official says

As FirstNet moves forward, it must be compatible with next-generation 911, said a National Emergency Number Association official. The next-gen 911 system will be IP-based to improve the flow of emergency information (including texts, videos and pictures) from the public to safety responders.

FirstNet promises to answer 670 questions on draft documents by July 1

If you haven't seen anyone from a certain First Responder Network Authority's (FirstNet) team in a while, there's probably a good reason. They've been busy answering hundreds of questions about its Special Notice and draft request for proposals (RFP) documents.

Lawmakers cite rural, budget concerns in FirstNet House subcommittee hearing

Step by step, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is putting its troubled past behind and getting its footing as it seeks to fulfill its mandate to build and operate the first nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN).