April 19, 2017–The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) last month held a forum to host other countries to discuss public safety broadband issues. FirstNet President TJ Kennedy said in a blog posting today that “representatives of seven nations — Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Australia, Sweden, Finland and Norway — attended the FirstNet International Public Safety Forum for Wireless Broadband here on March 16.
The forum formalized discussions that grew out of other technology forums and requests to find ways to share lessons learned around the world. At least 17 countries are considering some form of a nationwide LTE broadband network dedicated to public safety. What these nations have in common is the goal of bringing reliable high-speed wireless communications to public safety, whenever and wherever they need it.”