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FirstNet Roadmap Outlines Six ‘High-Priority’ Areas; AT&T VP Stacy Schwartz Quoted

The First Responder Network Authority detailed a five-year plan to advance a nationwide public safety broadband system with regard to the network core, capacity and coverage, situational awareness, information exchange security, voice communications and user experience, Government Technology reported Friday.

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AT&T to Use RapidDeploy Tech for Increased Situational Awareness of Kansas Emergency Responders; Stacy Schwartz Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 14, 2019 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will utilize RapidDeploy’s Nimbus dispatch platform, which provides visual data for first responders, alongside the FirstNet nationwide public safety network in an effort to help the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council bolster emergency response, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

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Comtech Buys General Dynamics’ Next Generation 911 Business, Wins $100M Emergency Comms Tech Contract

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has acquired a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business that offered a 9-1-1 emergency communications system to state and local government clients. Comtech said Monday it added 60 employees as a result of the Next Generation 911 acquisition from General Dynamics’ information technology segment and secured a …

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AT&T, FirstNet Team With Sonim to Develop Portable Kits for Emergency Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 8, 2018 — The First Responder Network Authority and AT&T (NYSE: T) team has collaborated with Sonim to develop portable kits designed to facilitate communications via the FirstNet network in remote and rural areas during emergencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. AT&T said Monday the emergency drop kits …

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Lockheed Names WAV4M Reseller of Emergency Comms Platform to Public Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 6, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has picked WAV4M as a domestic reseller of Universal Communications Platform products that are designed to help users operate in emergency environments, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The defense contractor said Wednesday WAV4M will market the communications products, which work to facilitate interconnectivity between …

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AT&T Connects 2,500 Sites to Band 14 Spectrum for Increased FirstNet Coverage

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 24, 2018 — AT&T (NYSE: T) has provided connectivity with the Band 14 spectrum for public safety communications to approximately 2,500 of the more than 10,000 target U.S. sites under the First Responder Network Authority program’s build-out phase, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the Band 14 …

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American Systems Gets USAF Emergency Comms Task Order; Peter Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 29, 2018 — American Systems will support the development and implementation of a cloud-based emergency mass notification system for the U.S. Air Force under a $68.6 million task order via the Network-Centric Solutions-2 network operations and infrastructure solutions contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 17. The company said Jan. 15 the enterprise …

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AT&T: 20 States, Territories Accept FirstNet Public Safety Network Plan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2017 — AT&T (NYSE: T) has unveiled that a total of 20 U.S. states and territories have already opted into the First Responder Network Authority’s plan for a nationwide public safety broadband network, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Friday Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Puerto Rico and Tennessee …

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IBM’s Watson to Help Public Safety Org Analyze Guidance for Emergency Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 16, 2017 — IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) cognitive computing technologies will be integrated into the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International’s 9-1-1 guidance software in efforts to gain insight on emergency communications, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday APCO International will utilize Watson Speech-to-Text and Watson Analytics for the IntelliComma guide card software …

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AT&T, FirstNet Land Virginia as 1st Customer for Public Safety Broadband Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 12, 2017 — The buildout plan that AT&T (NYSE: T) and the First Responder Network Authority developed for the FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network has secured its first customer after the Virginia state government joined the program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. AT&T said Monday Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed …

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