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AT&T officially throws hat into the ring for FirstNet

AT&T had indicated it would be an aggressive participant in the FirstNet bidding process, and CFO and Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens made it official Thursday during the company's second-quarter earnings call, saying AT&T has submitted a bid for the FirstNet business.

San Diego buys Nokia's IP/MPLS and packet microwave technology as vendor expands beyond traditional telcos

The city of San Diego said it purchased Nokia's Internet Protocol/Multi-protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) and packet microwave radio technology to backhaul the P25 digital trunked radio system for its public-safety communications.

Frontier could face state, federal investigation for recent California 911 outage

Frontier's network woes in California continue to rise as the telco is being taken to task by the Riverside County officials over a recent 911 service outage in Coachella Valley.

Boeing refutes Straight Path suggestion that sharing analysis will effectively 'cede' U.S. leadership in 5G

After Straight Path took aim at Boeing's analyses about spectrum sharing in the 37/39 GHz band and called them flawed and incorrect, Boeing shot back, telling the FCC that nothing could be further from the truth.

Frontier says consumers don't want broadband power backup service

Frontier Communications isn't seeing its customer base ask for backup power for their wireline broadband connections to access their OTT VoIP provider to make emergency calls.

Nokia, Ericsson, Intel among Rivada Networks partners on FirstNet bid

Ericsson, Nokia, Intel Security and Harris Corporation are just some of the big-name vendors that Rivada Mercury has secured in its bid to build the first nationwide LTE broadband U.S. network for public safety.

Rivada welcomes Jeb Bush, Martin O'Malley to board

Rivada Networks, a contender for the nation's first nationwide broadband network dedicated for public safety, is adding more name-brand recognition to its roster, welcoming former Governors Jeb Bush (R- Florida) and Martin O'Malley (D- Maryland) to its board of directors.

FirstNet closes deadline for proposals, moves onto evaluation phase

It's not known how many proposals FirstNet received, but the deadline came and went May 31, and now the focus is on the remaining phases of the evaluation process. FirstNet CEO Mike Poth says the organization is well on its way to achieving its goal of establishing a unique public-private partnership to deploy the nation's first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

National Institutes of Health study finds link between mobile phones and cancer

A $25 million study by federal scientists uncovered a link between cellphones and cancer in rats, reigniting a longstanding debate over the health effects of the use of mobile devices.

Wells Fargo analysts: Don't forget the wildcard that is FirstNet

Analysts at Well Fargo Securities are reminding investors that the winner of the FirstNet contract will get access to 20 MHz of nationwide 700 MHz spectrum in the upper D block – representing one of the last ways for carriers to get access to new spectrum outside the secondary market.