FirstNet momentum: more than 2,500 public safety agencies subscribed

UNITED STATES — A press release provided by AT&T has reported a huge momentum for FirstNet, with more than 2,500 public safety agencies currently subscribed to the nation wide public safety broadband network. (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/firstnet-momentum-more-than-2-500-public-safety-agencies-subscribed-300704245.html?tc=eml_cleartime) “More than 2,500 public safety agencies across the country have joined FirstNet. This is nearly double the number of agencies since the…

ITC judge releases full determination, says Hytera employees ‘unquestionably copied’ Motorola tech

BREAKING NEWS — The International Trade Commission has said Hytera Communications has “unquestionably copied” technology from Motorola Solutions, and infringed on multiple patents, according the an ITC judge’s detailed determination released last week. According to IWCE’s Urgent Communications, three of those patents could be subject for ITC remedies. (http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-judge-releases-full-determination-says-hytera-employees-unquestionably-copied) “Hytera Communications “unquestionably copied” Motorola Solutions technologies and infringed…

Verizon to lift wireless data caps on public safety, with immediate help for Hawaii

BREAKING NEWS — Days after public outcry following Verizon’s significant data throttling to a key piece of broadband equipment used by the Santa Clara County Fire Department while fighting the massive wildfire this summer, Verizon has announced public-safety customers nationwide will be eligible for unlimited data plans with no data caps, and no price increase to…

California county calls data throttling of firefighters ‘ridiculous,’ Verizon apologizes for ‘process failure’

BREAKING NEWS — Following public outcry after a Santa Clara County fire department unit’s broadband data speeds were significantly throttled during the state’s worst wildfire California’s history, Verizon has officially apologized for what they’re calling a “process failure.” In interviews with IWCE’s Urgent Communications, corporate officials with Verizon said the department’s data should have never…

Records show FirstNet, AT&T execs pressured Colorado officials after LTE interoperability filing

COLORADO — Mission Critical Communications is reporting pressure from FirstNet and AT&T executives towards Colorado officials following an LTE interoperability filing not to their liking. (https://www.rrmediagroup.com/Features/FeaturesDetails/FID/860) “First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T executives criticized a July 6 Colorado Public Safety Broadband Governing Body (CPSBGB) filing on public-safety interoperability in emails to officials in the Governor’s Office,…

FCC floats ideas to fill In wireless dead zones

A serious public-safety concern is crossing party lines, as democrats and republicans are calling for the Federal Communications Commission to find both immediate and longterm solutions for wireless dead zones across the country. The discussion on how to best solve the dead zone issues recently took place Senate Commerce Committee meeting, according to news site…

BREAKING NEWS: FirstNet board approves $81 million operating budget

BREAKING NEWS — With a unanimous vote, the FirstNet board approved a budget of more than 80 million dollars, which included allocated money for future network investments. IWCE’s Urgent Communications is reporting the new budget reflects a major shift for FirstNet. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve) “FirstNet board members unanimously approved an $81 million operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year,…

BREAKING NEWS: Pyramid named speaker at APCO Canada

INDIANAPOLIS — After more than a decade in business, Pyramid Consulting will soon head to Canada for their first ever international speaking engagement. Just days after returning from a speaking engagement at IWCE in Las Vegas last week, Pyramid was chosen as a presenter for the APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow, which will be held Nov. 5-8…

August Newsletter: A free offer

Did you know Pyramid is about more than just public safety consulting? In addition to our consulting services, our company also offers in-house architecture and engineering services. That’s good news for clients; our one stop shop brings more to the table than our competitors. Get more information about our FREE offer (for new clients only)…