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Most expect eventual public-safety transition to MCPTT over LTE, but timing remains in doubt Commented on: 11 weeks ago (April 27, 2018)

I am skeptical of AT&T's network being down for 4 hours. One, I question what was down. One cell site, an application, or just more blocks than expected. Another issue is Public Safety...

Secure 5G network needed in the U.S., but ‘no decisions’ yet on nationalization proposal, White House says Commented on: 23 weeks ago (January 30, 2018)

A Nationwide 5G and Firstnet system combination reminds me of this TV series.
Continuum (TV Series 2012–2015)
a continuous...

With opt-in decisions in the rearview mirror, it’s time for public safety to do its homework Commented on: 26 weeks ago (January 13, 2018)

Good history lesson full of interesting details. Thanks

Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications Commented on: 30 weeks ago (December 14, 2017)

Thank you for finally publishing the case in support of one core in such a unbiased manner. Simply put, it is to maintain control of a public safety system that has eluded efforts of unification...

FirstNet to play a ‘very, very significant’ role in AT&T plans for broadband, smart cities, IoT, exec says Commented on: 32 weeks ago (December 2, 2017)

Smart City and FirstNet combined. A large win for AT&T. It could benefit municipalities if done right.

Unanswered questions loom as governors prepare to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ FirstNet choices Commented on: 33 weeks ago (November 21, 2017)

Wow, This is the most insightful article I have read to date concerning the FirstNet process. Nonetheless, The more I learn the more I have to believe that the current LMR Public Safety system...

AT&T exec discusses core-to-core interoperability, Verizon proposal, FirstNet differentiators Commented on: 36 weeks ago (November 3, 2017)

Understanding the meaning of “CORE” seems important in this discussion. Does one core mean a single 50,000 square ft building that houses transport, switching, and authentication equipment. Or...

Stakeholders outline positions in preparation for House subcommittee hearing Commented on: 36 weeks ago (November 2, 2017)

My concern as well. Why not support a multi-vendor, multi-carrier network. Even AT&T does not relay upon one vendor or contractor. Firstnet,,you are making a mistake if you can not publicly...

Some FirstNet ‘opt-in’ states considering RFPs to seek alternative-RAN proposals, Ganley says Commented on: 38 weeks ago (October 20, 2017)

The cost of freedom means we do have choices and do not have to blindly settle for the state backed carrier of choice. There is a viable option available that can at least compete with AT&T...

Motorola Solutions completes deal for Kodiak Networks Commented on: 40 weeks ago (October 8, 2017)

I think Motorola is striving to survive rather than thriving at the moment. The future is and will be in the LTE arena which Motorola is lite in at the moment. Even if you go to the lab in...

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