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ETSI reports 92% interoperability success rate from MCPTT, MCDATA, MCVIDEO plugtests Commented on: 1 week ago (July 11, 2018)

This is good news. The monopoly of Motorola on mission critical PTT needs to be broken so first responders get better solutions. Competition with Motorola will deliver more and better...

Colorado selects Rivada-Macquarie team as RAN vendor in potential FirstNet ‘opt-out’ scenario Commented on: 33 weeks ago (November 29, 2017)

So two neophytes will do a better job than AT&T in building a radio network in Colorado...you have to wonder how these decisions are made...

New Hampshire state panel makes FirstNet 'opt-out' recommendation to governor Commented on: 40 weeks ago (October 10, 2017)

So a small state is going to get a startup to build a statewide first responder radio network because it will be better and/or cheaper than something built by AT&T? This sounds too good to be...

Verizon commits to building dedicated public-safety LTE core network in 2018 Commented on: 48 weeks ago (August 16, 2017)

Building a public safety core makes no sense. Opt-out states are supposed to build a RADIO network that interfaces to Firstnet's core and not use a separate core network. This is the best way to...

FCC proposes FirstNet opt-out review process for consideration at June 22 meeting Commented on: 1 year ago (June 6, 2017)

It is going to be hard for a state to opt out given the time constraints, technical constraints, cost to the state, and the potential strength of the ATT-Firstnet proposal for the state. It will...

FirstNet will follow federal procurement rules, but delays in the process will not be allowed, CEO Poth says Commented on: 1 year ago (November 3, 2016)

Following government process to the letter and not allowing delays are two incompatible goals.

Decision makers need to consider many layers when determining future role of mission-critical voice over LTE Commented on: 2 years ago (May 12, 2016)

This is a very good article which gets at almost every technical point and user concern in the development and deployment of MCPTT. The one critical area that is not discussed is the "system...

FirstNet board initiates public-notice proceeding on relationship with ‘opt-out’ states Commented on: 2 years ago (October 20, 2015)

Previous comments are ridiculous. It costs a state nothing to have Firstnet build a network in the state. Agencies in the state are not required to use Firstnet, so if it is no good, they can...

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