FirstNet said it is taking steps to develop and implement an effective bring-your-own device (BYOD) policy for the nationwide public safety broadband network it is building.
Comcast's several-year-old, well-documented practice of injecting copyright warners into the video streams of customers who may be illegally watching content has drawn renewed criticism from Internet pundits who say the company should leave its users' traffic alone.
Mobile network software developer NetMotion said its mobile virtual private network (VPN) software, NetMotion Diagnostics, is allowing public safety officials as well as FirstNet (the designated nationwide first responders' network) experts to assess mobile networks for latency issues, poor signal areas and more prior to the implementation of FirstNet coverage.
Comcast said it is securing around 200,000 customer email accounts after passwords for the accounts showed up over the weekend on a Dark Web marketplace.
As FirstNet works to release its final Request for Proposals by the end of this year, attention will soon turn to how the organization plans to roll out its LTE network for U.S. public-safety workers, and how it will keep that network up to date with changing standards and devices. Special report
FirstNet, a network created to solve the communication interoperability problems among public-safety officials first uncovered during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is moving to incorporate LTE into its growing network.
The wireless spotlight has been on FirstNet for some time as the government, mobile operators and first responders interrogated the organization on devices, unification, legislation and more pending a detailed plan for the network's launch. As FirstNet moves closer to realizing a final RFP, attention has turned to the reality of deploying a nationwide first responder network and how it will fit into the country's existing carrier landscape.
As FirstNet works to release its final Request for Proposals by the end of this year, attention will soon turn to how FirstNet plans to roll out its LTE network for U.S. public-safety workers, and how it will keep that network up to date with changing standards and devices.
After an Oct. 19 webinar hosted by FirstNet that laid out its key criteria in selecting a partner, analysts from Evercore ISI are standing by their prediction that Verizon could partner with FirstNet.
BOULDER, Colo.-- According to FirstNet's acting Chief Technology Officer Jeff Bratcher, the organization "would love" iPhones to support the network's Band 14 spectrum, but says implementing the technology is a "chicken and egg discussion."