Thanks to a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC and support from FirstNet, HetNet provider Parallel Wireless and its partners set up an LTE network for public safety to use during yesterday's Super Bowl. And it was all arranged with only about 20 days notice.
AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service.
While a lot of speculation has centered on which wireless operators will participate in FirstNet's bidding process, Rivada Networks wants to remind everyone that it's in the running as well.
From Motorola Solutions to Intel, company executives have been busy perusing the hefty Request for Proposals (RFP) that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released last week for the deployment of a dedicated broadband network for public safety.
The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS) declared that its emergency data communications system passed its first big test during the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
U.S. carriers say they support the FCC's effort to expand its emergency wireless alert (EWA) system, but they're urging the agency not to make any hasty moves.
After more than a year of dialogue with public safety and industry, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.
FirstNet's RFP is expected to be released this week as more potential bidders are emerging. Popular belief is that at least one Tier 1 wireless carrier will be involved, and the "conspiracy" theorists like Jonathan Schildkraut at Evercore ISI think Verizon is a good candidate, in part due to its existing spectrum position in 700 MHz, its reputation for network quality and the relationship it has been building with rural partners for LTE buildouts.
U.S. safety regulators have determined that only Fiat-Chrysler radios have a security flaw that allowed hackers to take control of a Jeep last year, the Associated Press reports.
The FBI has informed Time Warner Cable that up to 320,000 of its customers may have had their passwords stolen. The MSO said the leak probably didn't come from an internal breach, but rather likely stemmed from a malware or phishing scam, or perhaps from the breach of a third-party vendor's database.