By J. Sharpe Smith August 17, 2017— Move 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 »
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 »
By The Editors of AGL August 17, 2017— AT&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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
By The Editors of AGL August 15, 2017— Hutton 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 »
By the Editors of AGL August 15, 2017— The 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 »