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  • FirstNet Crosses Half-a-Million Connections, Expands Coverage Nationwide

    August 15, 2019—
    By April Ward
    The FirstNet communications platform, built with AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), continues to gain rapid momentum as it brings advanced capabilities to first responders across the country. It has well surpassed the half-million mark, with more than 600,000 device connections being used by more than 7,250 ... Continue »
  • Telecom Equipment/Services Market to Grow at 1 Percent

    August 15, 2019—
    By Jimmy Yu and Stefan Pongratz
    We just wrapped up the July 2019 five-year forecasts for all the Telecommunications Infrastructure and Services programs covered at the Dell’Oro Group. In this forecast, the overall telecom equipment and services market is projected to grow at a 1 percent CAGR, approaching $129 billion by 2023, up from $121 billion in ... Continue »
  • How Next-generation Communication Technology Will Advance the Public Safety Ecosystem

    August 15, 2019—
    By Jesse Robbins
    A new breed of push-to-talk (PTT) mobile devices allows public safety teams to communicate across their organizations and between emergency agencies with the touch of a button. Public safety teams need more than traditional land mobile radio (LMR) systems can provide. The National Emergency Number Association reports an estimated 240 million ... Continue »
  • InSite’s Investment in Agile Networks Opens Up Opportunities in Connectivity

    August 15, 2019—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor, AGL Magazine
    AGL eDigestThe investment by InSite Wireless Group in Canton, Ohio-based Agile Networks last week provides InSite with access to lease up towers. But, more interestingly, it allows the DAS and tower owner to dip its toe into the world of connectivity, according to Tony Sabatino, who joined InSite as president and ... Continue »
  • Chairman Pai: Maintain RF Exposure Safety Standards

    August 15, 2019— AGL eDigestFollowing more than six years of public input and review, not mention a little urging Congress, FCC Chairman Pai has proposed that the commission maintain it existing radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits for handheld devices, noting that they are among the most stringent in the world. The proposal would also establish a ... Continue »
  • How a Routine Tower Maintenance Call Turned into An Insect Intervention

    August 15, 2019— The day began like any other, with FiberLight receiving a call from the company’s Atlanta-based Network Operations Center (NOC). Dispatch reported that signals had degraded at a cell tower that FiberLight serviced in Bastrop, TX. The tower, which had been converted to interim microwave service and was on schedule to ... Continue »
  • What’s the Future of Land Mobile Radio in a FirstNet World?

    August 13, 2019—
    By Nick Falgiatore
    It is likely that the nationwide broadband network being implemented by FirstNet will provide mission-critical voice, but that’s a long way off. In the meantime, the prudent play for public safety is to continue investing in — and replacing — LMR systems. Roughly a decade and a half ago, the public ... Continue »
  • New FirstNet Cell Site to Support Red Cliff Reservation

    August 13, 2019—
    By April Ward
    AGL eDigestFirst responders serving the Red Cliff Reservation in Wisconsin will soon be receiving a major boost in their access to broadband communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The site, located on tribal land north of the Legendary Waters Casino & Resort, is part of the FirstNet ... Continue »

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