Many of our foward-looking perspectives are contributed by top industry leaders. The Urgent Communications blogs provide a forum for expert commentaries.

Posts by Urgent Communications contributor

How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors

It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and......

With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network

Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk......

SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public

Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important......

Former board member Paul Fitzgerald on FirstNet-AT&T deal: 'I like what I see and hear'

Paul Fitzgerald—the longtime sheriff of Story County, Iowa, and an outspoken member of the original FirstNet board in 2012—expresses support for the......

911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long

This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater......

Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911

Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety......

Here are six ways to leverage social media at IWCE 2017 and throughout the year

Check out these six tips for utilizing social media to improve your experience at IWCE 2017 and realize benefits even after the show is over....

Exhibit-hall pass is a ticket to significant educational opportunities during IWCE 2017

Even if you do not have the time or money to attend conference sessions at IWCE 2017, the exhibit-hall pass will allow you to attend numerous......

Here are five tips to help you have a successful IWCE 2017

Follow these five tips to help you make the most of your time and investment at IWCE 2017....

IWCE’s Network Infrastructure Forum returns for 2017 show

This year's IWCE again will feature the Network Infrastructure Forum, highlighted by two days of educational sessions and two days of exhibits on the......