AT&T Announces FirstNet Band 14 Phone

AT&T, Inc., has announced that First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) subscribers will be able to use the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ on the network by the end of March, and that it will be one of the first commercially available smartphones certified for the network that will be able to access public safety Band 14. “The availability of the first Samsung device with built-in access to FirstNet’s public safety spectrum, Band 14, is a major development for the network,” said FirstNet Chief Technology Officer Jeff Bratcher. “As we planned for FirstNet, public safety stressed to us time and again that access to innovative wireless broadband devices was critical. We are delivering on this key objective by developing and growing a global device ecosystem for FirstNet to help public safety with their lifesaving mission.”

Chris Sambar, AT&T’s senior vice president-FirstNet, said, “We promised to work with the device community to help deliver next-generation technologies to public safety. And, we couldn’t be more pleased that Samsung built Band 14 into the Galaxy S9/S9+, helping us keep that commitment while unlocking access to top-of-the-line devices that first responders can use to help achieve their missions.”

Courtesy TRDaily