Operators & Mission-Critical LTE Service Offers: Going Beyond Consumer Grade

Operators & Mission-Critical LTE Service Offers: Going Beyond Consumer Grade

While mission-critical push-to-talk over legacy TETRA and P25 networks remains the basis for emergency services command, control and communications, the cell phone network and its data services are an integral part of the picture. Several prominent operators around the world now offer services featuring mission-critical LTE capability based on recent standards advances. The network technology is ready, and it is time for operators around the world to go beyond consumer grade service offers.

Verizon to FirstNet: Secure interoperability is technically feasible

Verizon to FirstNet: Secure interoperability is technically feasible

With a post on LinkedIn, Verizon Enterprise Solutions explains how public safety users can use use a dedicated, secure Verizon Wireless network to access FirstNet. Unfortunately for Verizon, AT&T has to unlock the door. But does that matter?

Service Profile: pdvWireless DispatchPlus

Service Profile: pdvWireless DispatchPlus

Visionaries from the early days of Nextel have created pdvWireless, an industrial-strength push-to-talk network with a national 900 MHz license. Launching a new network in seven major metro markets is impressive, but the company looks towards LTE technology to transform enterprise field force communications.

Product Profile: Harris XL-200P

Product Profile: Harris XL-200P

The future of mission critical push to talk is LTE, but trusted trunked radio systems based on Project 25 or TETRA will remain operational for many years. The Harris XL-200P portable taps the power of both networking technologies to provide a flexible bridge to the future. 

Eye on the Prize: APCO 2017 Conference Round-Up

Eye on the Prize: APCO 2017 Conference Round-Up

The annual APCO Conference and Exhibition is a prime opportunity for public officials, service providers and vendors to exchange information about evolving public safety communications technology and practices. At this year's event, AT&T settled into its role as FirstNet's partner while Verizon worked to remain a vital player. But what really stood out were proof-points that push-to-talk over LTE is becoming an operational reality. 

Harris County Super Bowl LI After Action Report, What Can Europe Learn?

Harris County Super Bowl LI After Action Report, What Can Europe Learn?

The US Super Bowl is one of the most complex public safety operations appearing on the calendar. Fortunately, the city of Houston, Texas hosted 2017's massive Super Bowl LI event. Because the city sits in Harris County, a FirstNet Band 14 Early Builder that committed to sharing its lessons learned, the event yielded a treasure trove of information about what it means to leverage a public safety LTE network. What can this mean for future European public safety LTE networks?