North America

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US public safety LTE networks

17/03/2020

The USA is undertaking a major project to build a nationwide public safety broadband network using a commercial provider, but it faces some unique challenges in realising its ambitions, as James Atkinson reports.

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Cameras that have brains as well as eyes

17/03/2020

Facial recognition technologies are increasingly being used by the public safety community, particularly for law enforcement, but they are proving controversial. Charlotte Hathway finds out whether ...

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Network resilience and redundancy planning

17/03/2020

Private PMR public safety networks are designed to be highly resilient, but the migration of critical communications users onto commercial 4G networks increases the complexity of planning for ...

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Work begins on Release 17

06/03/2020

Suresh Chitturi, chairman of 3GPP’s Service and System Aspect 6 (SA6) Working Group, updates James Atkinson on progress to standardise mission-critical services in 4G and 5G.

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Supporting oil and gas across the supply chain

06/02/2020

The oil and gas industries rely on effective communications for safe and efficient operations right across the supply chain, from below ground to petrol pump, creating the need for a number of ...

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The UBBA's first steps

18/09/2019

Bobbi Harris, member engagement and operations lead at the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA), discusses how her organisation came to be and what's next for it and its members.

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BAPCO 2019: On with the show

16/04/2019

Philip Mason looks at the major themes on the British APCO side of the conference schedule at this year’s BAPCO/Critical Communications Europe 2019

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FirstNet’s first year

16/04/2019

Philip Mason talks to acting CEO of FirstNet Ed Parkinson about how the network has changed the critical communications market, and how first-responders are likely to embrace 5G

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IWCE 2019: Who migrates from LMR first?

16/04/2019

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) gave the American public safety communications community a chance to discuss many issues, with one of the most pressing being when the first agency ...

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