Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, February 14, 2019

Spreading the Word.  It’s Valentine’s Day! I hope it is a good one for all of you. Last week’s Advocate drew many good comments about the lack of press coverage of FirstNet. It appears as though this lack of news stories in local media has been noticed by others and that this will be changing sooner rather than later. So, I thought perhaps I would take a crack at writing an article for local news outlets including newspapers and perhaps even as a story of interest for local TV news shows.

To write an article in a newspaper that people want to read, it must start off with a catchy headline and the first paragraph must be a real grabber to hook people so they will want to read the entire article. Then, of course, is the old adage of tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them. I learned the angles of newsprint journalism over the years of writing a newsletter for Forbes on Wireless Communications where I was coached by the best in the industry, and during thirty years of publishing variously titled thirty-six-page newsletters every month. However, writing for a news outlet where readers are not experienced in anything wireless besides their own cell phones and writing for an audience that is wireless-literate are completely different things. With that said, I will now take a crack at an article for a news outlet.

Public Safety Has New Partner to Fight Crime, Save Lives

We all use cell phones. We talk, text, and send pictures and videos to others with them, check the news, and stream movies. Cell phones are a way of life, delivering three or more means for conveying information to others. Meanwhile, the public safety community, using “Land Mobile Radio,” has had only voice to communicate with those in the field. Yes, they can and do use their own or agency-supplied cell phones when needed. However, during large events and major incidents, public safety had not been guaranteed access to networks congested with citizen’s calls. Read the Entire Post Here

Here are the articles I have selected with the help of Discovery Patterns artificial intelligence

4G/5G Spectrum Sharing: Efficient 5G Deployment to Serve Enhanced Mobile Broadband and …

Feb 14 09:49

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The latter two constitute Internet of Things (IoT) enablers. The new spectrum released for 5G deployments are primarily above 3 GHz and, …

How 5G technology will revolutionize health care

MarketWatch Feb 14 09:35

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Here’s how 5G, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications, will bring access to health care in undeserved communities at a fraction of …

AT&T says 5G is coming to Twin Cities soon

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Feb 14 09:35

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“5G” basically means the fifth generation of cellular network technology. Most U.S. cities are on some variety of 4G network now, though the …

Mission Critical Applications to Drive the Adoption of 5G sUAVs

ABI Research Feb 13 14:35

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Singapore – 13 Feb 2019. Share: Public safety agencies in big markets have started to deploy mobile broadband communication networks to replace …

News of NoteAT&T adds Minneapolis, Chicago to 5G plans; Nokia to supply equipment for …

FierceWireless Feb 13 13:35

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AT&T announced Minneapolis and Chicago will gain millimeter wave-based 5G service in the coming months. Release. > Nokia announced a deal to …

AT&T Celebrates 50 Days of Its Mysterious Mobile 5G

PCMag Asia Feb 13 11:50

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AT&T launched its millimeter-wave, true 5G network more than a month ago, but information about who’s using it is hard to come by.

Ericsson and Intel to co-develop ‘next generation’ platform for 5G

Gigabit Magazine – Technology News, Magazine and Website Feb 13 11:50

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Ericsson and Intel have partnered to develop a next-generation hardware management platform for 5G, network functions virtualisation (NFV) and …

Who T-Mobile, Sprint Have To Satisfy To Finish Their Merger

Newsy Feb 13 10:45

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T-Mobile and Sprint have hired former FCC chairs to consult them on how to push this merger past final stages. They say it rests in the hands of 5G.

U.S. Oil Refinery Allowed to Use Public-Safety Channels for TETRA Network

MissionCritical Feb 13 10:04

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The FCC granted a waiver and processed an application filed by Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend, seeking three 450 – 470 MHz public-safety pool channels for use in its radio system in Minnesota. The waiver allows Flint Hills Resources to use public-safety channels for which it is not otherwise eligible. read more

Tacoma Integrates ESChat PTT into P25 Network via ISSI

MissionCritical Feb 13 10:04

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The city of Tacoma, Washington, awarded a multiyear contract for broadband push-to-talk (PTT) service to ESChat. The contract includes integration with the city’s existing Motorola Solutions Project 25 (P25) public-safety radio network. read more

Five Top Beneficiaries of the US Government’s $100 Billion FirstNet Program

Digital Journal Feb 13 09:50

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”The more tools public safety has access to on their network, the more we can help them achieve their mission. Sierra Wireless already has a …

Pai Calls on Carriers, Standards Groups to Improve Wireless Emergency Alerts

MissionCritical Feb  7 10:05

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called on wireless carriers and standards bodies to continue the progress they have made toward implementing rules to improve the geographic targeting of wireless emergency alerts (WEAs). He also called on wireless phone companies, the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) to maintain focus on meeting the required implementation date later this year. read more

Ericsson launches critical communications broadband networks offering

Ericsson Feb  7 08:05

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Content : Press release ; Category : 5G ,Networks ,Radio ; HashTags : #LTE,#criticalcommunications,#5G,#CriticalBroadband Industry digitalization and modernization of the land mobile radio (LMR) communications is driving demand for critical broadband network solutions New portfolio comprises Critical Network Capabilities, Critical Broadband Applications, and Flexible Deployments for Private Networks Enables service providers to meet critical communication needs in industries such as public safet

UK’s first independent 5G driverless car testbed goes live

IoT Tech News Feb 14 09:25

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The UK’s first independent 5G driverless car testbed has gone live in Millbrook as part of the AutoAir consortium. Based at the Millbrook Proving …

What To Expect From Mobile World Congress 2019 Beyond 5G and Foldable Phones?

Forrester Feb 14 09:15

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For the first time in 15 years, I will not attend Mobile World Congress. When I mentioned this to some clients, some of them told me: yes, you’re right, …

Telstra to offer 5G mobiles within six months

The Australian Feb 14 09:15

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Telstra management declined to provide details on 5G mobile prices, but Mr Penn told The Australian that he expected consumers to pick up 5G …

Ericsson, Intel to develop next-gen infrastructure for 5G era

Trade Arabia Feb 14 08:55

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Ericsson, a leading communications service provider, and Intel Corporation …

T-Mobile Surprises Market by Announcing there won’t be Price Increase for 5G Service

Patently Apple Feb 14 08:15

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T-Mobile’s quarterly results are in for the fourth quarter of 2018. While US carriers have all been bragging about being the ‘first’ to roll out 5G service, …

Norway: We’ve just opened world’s first 5G movie theater

ZDNet Feb 14 06:35

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Telia’s 5G pilot is using the ‘non-standalone 5G’ variant. This means that the signaling traffic for setting up the data channel is carried by 4G in the …

Motorola Solutions Will Modernise and Upgrade Lithuanian Public Safety Communications Network

The Critical Communications Review Feb 14 05:35

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Motorola Solutions has signed a five-year maintenance, support and TETRA digital radio system upgrade agreement with the Information Technology …

5 Things to Know as NIST Cybersecurity Framework Turns 5

SecureWorld Feb 13 14:40

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5 facts about the NIST cybersecurity framework in its 5th year. How did NIST cybersecurity framework start? How does NIST map to cyber attack?

Intel and Ericsson to develop 5G-ready software defined infrastructure

Technology Magazine Feb 13 13:50

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Reports indicate that Intel Corporation and Ericsson have recently commenced a multi-year collaboration for aligning their ongoing development …

MWC 2019 rumor roundup: 5G, foldables, buttonless phones and more!

PocketNow Feb 13 13:10

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LG has reportedly been working on a 5G phone, the V50 ThinQ 5G, for simultaneous announcement with its main flagship, the G8 ThinQ. Not much is …

China will have a smart way with support for 5G Feb 13 12:10

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This year, Telecom company China mobile plans to spend 1 billion yuan (about $147 million) for the construction of 2 thousand base stations in the …

AT&T, Vitas Healthcare launch VR study for hospice patients

Telecompaper Feb 13 11:15

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AT&T and Vitas Healthcare launched a study that intends to combine 5G with virtual reality and augmented reality (VR and AR) to test if it can help …

Sprint Partners With Samsung to Debut 5G Smartphones in the US This Summer

Felton News Feb 13 10:15

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US wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it plans to release 5G smartphones with Samsung Electronics Co in the United States during the …

T-Mobile-Sprint in jeopardy? Execs face grilling on Capitol Hill – CNET

CNET Feb 13 10:00

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Lawmakers want to know if T-Mobile and Sprint can make good on their promises for faster 5G deployment, rural broadband coverage, thousands of new jobs and lower prices.

Privacy in mobile networks is at the top of our agenda

Ericsson Feb 13 09:50

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At Ericsson we identify privacy as one of the core properties to establish trustworthiness in 5G networks. Our work on privacy includes efforts in …

Finnish Railways to Use VIRVE, Public Networks for Communications

MissionCritical Feb  7 10:05

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Finnish railway users can now use VIRVE, the Finnish public-safety digital TETRA radio network, and public mobile networks for all railway-specific communications functionalities. Frequentis implemented the Unified Railway Communication and Application (URCA) system to fulfill the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) need for a transitional solution to the future GSM-R replacement. read more

Sepura Partner Delivers 60,000 TETRA Terminals to Dutch Police

MissionCritical Feb  7 10:05

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Sepura recognized its long-time partner Abiom for a record-breaking performance in 2018 after Abiom was awarded significant contracts to provide communications solutions to public-safety organizations in Holland and Belgium. read more

Apple restructures in-house modem group in its race to 5G

MassHighTech Feb  7 10:05

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Apple Inc. executive Johny Srouji is taking over management of the company’s modem chip design team as the iPhone maker faces a chilly relationship with chip partner Qualcomm Inc. and races to release a 5G-compatible iPhone, Reuters reports, citing two unnamed sources. The project had previously been led by Rubén Caballero, who heads up Apple’s wireless system design engineering group. It’s unclear how many engineers are working on the effort, how far along they are in development, or why…