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  • Verizon to Compete with AT&T for Public Safety Market

    By J. Sharpe Smith
    August 17, 2017— AGL eDigestMove over AT&T. Verizon plans to make “substantial investments” in network capabilities, products and services aimed at providing 4G LTE to public safety agencies. The carrier plans to build and operate a private network core dedicated to public safety communications, providing network access and call routing. The dedicated public safety core will ... Continue »
  • Ericsson Reportedly Cutting Thousands of Jobs

    By J. Sharpe Smith
    August 17, 2017— Ericsson is cutting 25,000 jobs or one quarter of its work force in response to its continuing performance woes, according to unnamed sources quoted in a report by the Swedish newspaper, SVD Naringsliv. The OEM has made no official announcement but it hinted that change was coming during its second quarter ... Continue »
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  • Hotel Chain Selects AT&T for Connectivity Needs

    By The Editors of AGL
    August 17, 2017— AGL eDigestAT&T has been selected by Choice Hotels International to provide its franchises with internet, Wi-Fi and mobility solutions. Choice Hotels franchises 6,500 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide across 11 brands, including Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, ... Continue »
  • As T-Mobile Turns on 600 MHz, Rural Towers Are the Early Winners

    By J. Sharpe Smith
    August 17, 2017— With characteristic bravado, T-Mobile has begun lighting up its 600 MHz LTE network, switching on a Nokia transmitter on a rooftop in Cheyenne, Wyoming. T-Mobile’s 600 MHz LTE network rollout will initially be in rural America and other markets where the spectrum is already clear of broadcasting. Those deployments and other ... Continue »
  • Public Safety Warms Up to New Technology

    By Ernest Worthman
    August 16, 2017— Another big topic at APCO2017 has been artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Public safety communications has always been slow to adapt cutting-edge technologies such as these. It can be argued that proven reliability is preferred over new or unproven platforms, and if there is any segment that needs bullet-proof ... Continue »
  • Customers for IBW Systems Need Expert Advice

    By Don Bishop
    August 16, 2017— What it takes for selling an in-building wireless system has changed in recent years because building investors and owners increasingly see the need to take the responsibility for installing wireless systems upon themselves. And, they need advice. Where once mobile network operators and neutral-host distributed antenna system (DAS) providers ruled the ... Continue »
  • Hutton Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Holds Supplier Summit

    By The Editors of AGL
    August 15, 2017— AGL eDigestHutton is celebrating 50 years of service as a wholesale distributor of wireless communications solutions with a “50th Anniversary & Supplier Summit” on Sept. 7 at the Union Station in Dallas. The event includes more than 30 of manufacturers of wireless communications equipment and a full day of educational and discussion ... Continue »
  • Arizona Says ‘Yes’ to FirstNet

    By the Editors of AGL
    August 15, 2017— AGL eDigestThe State of Arizona became the 13th state or territory to opt in into FirstNet. Arizona led a comprehensive solicitation of potential vendors to build and maintain its FirstNet network. Ultimately, Arizona selected the FirstNet and AT&T public-private partnership. “The State of Arizona is ready to work shoulder-to-shoulder with AT&T and ... Continue »
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