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FirstNet’s availability should ‘raise all boats,’ drive public-safety innovation, competition

If the goal is truly to provide the best communications networks and products for public safety, the focus should be on building the best solutions....

Mobile analytics can help public safety optimize its FirstNet usage

Mobile analytics have emerged as a better way to access a true picture of how first responders, mobile devices and applications are using bandwidth,......

IWCE 2018 promises to be more exciting than ever

As we approach the new year, we’re getting closer to IWCE 2018, which will take place March 5-9, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in......

Why drones will take the spotlight in emergency response

Drones already are being used to survey damaged areas, and it's just a matter of time before they are used as actual rescue vehicles that can deliver......

Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications

FirstNet legislation took direct aim at unsuccessful past attempts at interoperability by mandating that the public-safety network be built to open,......

Industry Spotlight on Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA and APAC

Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA (Middle East North Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific), discusses technological changes in the public......

FirstNet is delivering more than we imagined

When Congress established FirstNet in 2012, many officials were worried that it charged with executing a big task with too few resources for a......

Industry Spotlight on Tony Gray, chief executive at the TCCA

TCCA CEO Tony Gray discusses the future roles of broadband and LMR technologies within the critical-communications industry during this question-and-......

There’s still a chance to submit to speak at IWCE 2018

IWCE 2018—taking place March 5-9, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.—is extending its Call for Speakers deadline. The......

Q&A with Alex Richardson of IHS Markit about control-room, public-safety trends

Alex Richardson, author of IHS Markit's 2017 Command & Control Rooms Report, provides background on several key trends in the critical-......