In keeping with its commitments to the FirstNet Authority, AT&T announced the arrival of its dedicated core network supporting FirstNet traffic along with new badging for its priority traffic management. Will its new Incident Management Portal prove to be a competitive bulwark or a frill?
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.