City of Charlotte Ready for FirstNet Development
Charlotte, North Carolina is ready to deploy a regional LTE public safety project and serve as pilot site for the FirstNet.
With: C. Robinson, Director of Shared Services for the City of Charlotte and Chair of the FCC’s Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability for FirstNet - 14 May 2013
Looking Ahead to FirstNet
FirstNet’s data-rich applications will act as game changers for how public safety is conducted, requiring partnerships and new models of technology use and control.
With: K. Budka, CTO, Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent and Vice-Chair of the FCC’s Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability for FirstNet - 14 May 2013
Utilities Could be Key Partners in FirstNet Success
Utility companies can help defray FirstNet costs in significant ways through investment and contribution of essential infrastructure.
With: B. Kilbourne, Deputy General Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council - 14 May 2013
FirstNet Poised to Create Dramatic Changes
FirstNet’s national interoperable broadband communications system will change the way public safety is viewed and conducted in the United States.
With: H. McEwen, Chairman of FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee - 14 May 2013
Demonstrating Voice-over-IMS Interoperability on FirstNet LTE Mobile Broadband Network
Alcatel-Lucent has carried out a key demonstration of its Voice-over-IMS and RCS presence technology to the Board of FirstNet (the First Responder Network Authority) in US, an important step in the adoption of industry standards-based Public Safety LTE in broadband voice and data communications for emergency services. The demonstration, conducted at the Boulder, Colorado laboratories [...]
A special program on FirstNet ‘one year later’
Watch the Broadband US TV webcast – a special program on FirstNet ‘one year later’ – hosted by Jim Baller and Marty Stern, with the following guests: Laura Pettus, Program Manager, NTIA Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program Dr. Andrew Afflerbach, CEO/Director of Engineering – CTC Technology & Energy Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel, Law and [...]
10 Tips for Increased Operational Efficiency
Find out 10 tips for achieving operational efficiency in public safety communications using an informed, strategic approach, combined with the transparency and automation offered by an OSS/BSS.
With: M. Jaeger, OSS Portfolio Public Sector, Alcatel-Lucent - 26 Feb 2013
Expanding Reach and Cooperation with OSS
For public safety agencies, the impact of operational support systems (OSS) is felt everywhere from the control room to incident sites and beyond.
With: P. Kidner, Chief Executive Officer, TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) - 26 Feb 2013
OSS: Enabling Efficiency and Savings
OSS enables public safety agencies to manage complex communications network, providing a new model for public safety communications going forward.
With: S. Nye, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media - 26 Feb 2013
ASTRID Benefits from Advanced Management Solutions
Belgium’s public safety network operator assures efficiency through a management system providing an overall view of assets, operations, automating billing and provisioning.
With: B. Antoine, IT & Infrastructure Program Manager, ASTRID Belgium - 26 Feb 2013
LTE, star of the last PMR Summit
The hot topic at this year’s PMR Summit/Professional LTE event was how broadband services can be brought into PMR. The Alcatel-Lucent partner, Cassidian and the VP market & technology, Philippe Devos, who chairs the CCBG Working Group for Systems & Architecture, brings James Atkinson up to date on the work to develop common global mobile [...]
Interoperability testing brings the benefits of multi-vendor public safety LTE a step closer
Recently, Alcatel-Lucent successfully completed initial interoperability testing of its Public Safety LTE solution by demonstrating interoperability with Cisco, Ericsson and NSN equipment. Cisco, NSN and Harris have also made an interoperability announcement recently, although this was only for NSN radio access network equipment (RAN) with a Cisco Evolved Packet Core, whereas Alcatel-Lucent showed interoperability of [...]
On trial: Mobile broadband for public safety shown at Iowa State Fair
The Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communications Systems Board and Alcatel-Lucent have demonstrated the role of 4G LTE mobile broadband in enhancing the sharing of critical information between public safety teams. At the internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair (August 13-16th, 2012) – which attracts more than a million visitors each year from around the globe including key [...]
New mobile access to multiple simultaneous video feeds using LTE
Live streaming video from cameras is being received and managed in dispatch and command centers in many large cities. This is helping improve situational awareness and decision making. The challenge is how to make this information along with operational data such as floor plans, schematics, and high resolution images that are relevant to a situation [...]
TWC 2012 interview: Alcatel-Lucent’s Philippe Agard on the 400MHz broadband solution for public safety
An interesting article from Wireless magazine, interviewing Philippe Agard, VP of business development for public safety about the integrated LTE 400MHz PMR solution, called Evercor. Agard explains why using LTE commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology developed for the mobile phone market is specifically relevant for the public safety community and other business critical PMR users. Indeed, they [...]
Watch how does the Integrated LTE 400 PMR solution enhance information-sharing?
Cassidian, an EADS company, and Alcatel-Lucent launched at the TETRA World Congress 2012 the new solution called ‘Evercor®’ enhancing safety and operations of public safety agencies, energy and transport companies. Based on 4G LTE technology, Evercor enables the use of video, data and other media to improve the way the security professionals serve and protect [...]
LTE network deployment for enhanced safety of competitors and spectators during NCAA Rowing Championship 2012
Park rangers, emergency medical services and event organizers at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Rowing Championship will be using real-time visual information (streaming video, image transfer) to ensure the safety and security of competitors and spectators, thanks to a dedicated mobile broadband network from Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is providing a public safety 4G Long Term [...]
Kevin’ viewpoint about LTE Cloud to enhance Public Safety Communications
In the article published in “Enriching Communications” eZine, Kevin Wendt, Global Director of Network Management Services and Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent shares his vision about the relevancy of combining the power of LTE with Cloud infrastructure. Wendt explains why LTE cloud infrastructure gives public safety agencies: Faster access to advanced services and applications. Because it’s a [...]
Kenneth Budka appointed vice chairman of the FCC first responder board for broadband interoperability
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week announced its appointments to the 15-member technical advisory board for first-responder interoperability, following a new law designed to enable the buildout of a nationwide public-safety broadband network operating on 700 MHz spectrum. An FCC spokesperson said: “We’re meeting with the board; we’re moving forward with that.” Indeed, at [...]
Advanced mobile video showcased at IWCE 2012
At the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 22-23, Alcatel-Lucent showcases Bell Labs’ innovations and solutions designed to help first responders in the field and demonstrates to public safety agencies how they can make the transition to mobile broadband technology. The latest innovation from Alcatel-Lucent’s continuing focus [...]