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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-......

What to expect at APCO 2017

This year's APCO conference marks a turning point, as attendees arrive for the first time with FirstNet as an operational network in parts of the U.S......

The power of visualization technology for public safety

Humans process visual communications significantly faster than text. In a public-safety environment, where seconds of reaction time are critical,......

FirstNet opportunities—and challenges

As states and territories make their "opt-in/opt-out" decisions regarding FirstNet, here are three key areas that should be considered....

Take advantage of these two opportunities to speak at upcoming IWCE events

IWCE opened its Call for Speakers for both IWCE 2018 and IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum....

The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data

How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public....