Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, February 27, 2019

Jumping the Gun, Unanswered Questions. Note: Because I will be out of the office on Thursday, the usual publication day for the Advocate, this issue is being sent to our subscribers a day early.

We hope to see you all next week at IWCE! I have been watching the press releases for information important to the public safety community. In doing so, I have noticed that especially right before large communications shows, some vendors and organizations jump the gun with their press releases. Some make it sound as though the product they are promoting is ready for prime time when it may or not have been certified. Other press releases are sent out before all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.

Generally, there appear to be two reasons for these early announcements. The first is that the vendor or organization wants to appear to be ahead of others. The other is simply because the marketing people have not been properly briefed by those involved in the design and product scheduling. So, when you see a new press release that discusses a new and revolutionary item or event, it is better to wait until the product itself is available or being shown rather than a mockup.

The Mobile World Congress is also this week. This event is a good place to find products that are not ready for prime time or don’t live up to the hype provided in their press releases. I have read about a new ruggedized “shell” with a built-in Push-To-Talk (PTT) button for iPhones, using a Bluetooth interface, for at least two different PTT services. I am wondering if this shell will be shown at IWCE so we can take a look at it.  Read the Entire Column Here

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

MWC 2019: FCC talks up US 5G policy

Rapid TV News Feb 27 03:40

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In an address at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Commissioner Brendan Carr asserted that big reforms 2018 were key to getting the ball rolling, …

Samsung, Cisco and Orange demonstrate 5G-powered drone and industrial robot at MWC19

TelecomTV Feb 26 16:40

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Samsung Electronics, Cisco and Orange unveiled today two promising industrial 5G applications a drone and an industrial robot, at the MWC19 in …

Pulsara App Becomes FirstNet Listed in App Catalog

MissionCritical Feb 21 10:05

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Following a rigorous review process, Pulsara is now FirstNet Listed and available via the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) App Catalog. The app helps transform the patient care journey from paramedic to hospital. read more

Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G

BBC News Feb 21 09:35

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… the Galaxy Fold would open up to create a 7.3in (18.5cm) tablet-like display and …

GSMA prompts Europe on network security and 5G competition

VoIp.Review Feb 21 07:25

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GSMA prompts Europe on network security and 5G competition …

Samsung chooses when to fold them

Financial Times Feb 20 14:00

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Vodafone 5G first, Internet Protocol problems, no-drone zones widened

Qualcomm unveils new 5G products

Xinhua Feb 20 13:35

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Qualcomm announced new 5G products on Tuesday ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2019 scheduled for …

FirstNet, Built with AT&T Launches App Webinar Series with RadioResource Media Group

RadioResource Media Group Feb 20 12:50

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The webinars will provide information on mobile apps for public safety’s FirstNet platform. Every app available in the FirstNet App Catalog will be …

Bill To Improve 911 Systems Passes House Committee

Los Alamos Daily Post Feb 20 10:15

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Next Generation 911 technology will allow first responders to act safer, faster, and more effectively when receiving and responding to calls.

Telcos bet on connecting everything to recoup 5G costs

Reuters: Tech Feb 27 11:45

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For the telecoms industry, the task of launching 5G services is a lot like going the wrong way on the moving walkways that ferry delegates around the vast Barcelona fairground that hosts the Mobile World Congress.

Qualcomm’s Mobile World Congress announcements position it as a key driver of widespread global 5G adoption (QCOM)

Tech Insider Feb 27 10:00

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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Qualcomm outlined its 5G-enabled future at Mobile World Congress this week, making a slew of 5G announcements for an array of devices, including smartphones, PCs, VR and AR devices (XR), and automobiles. The latest news helps position Qualcomm as a key driver of widespread…

How 5G Networks Will Change America

Forbes Feb 27 09:45

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One of the hottest topics at Mobile World Congress this week is 5G networks. The benefits are being widely touted by network providers: faster …

8 biggest announcements at Mobile World Congress 2019 (Foldables, 5G, IoT)

Wire19 Feb 27 09:10

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It describes the combination of 5G technology, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and big data. These technologies are the future of …

Saudi Arabia among first countries to launch 5G

Arab News Feb 27 09:10

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Saudi Arabia among first countries to launch 5G …

T-Mobile Sees 500Mbit/s Speeds on Its 5G mmWave Spectrum

Light Reading Feb 27 03:10

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However, those speeds are based on recordings made immediately adjacent to T-Mobile’s 5G transmitter, and speeds on the spectrum decline as the …

AT&T and Microsoft are testing edge computing for enhanced 5G service

MobileMarketing Magazine Feb 26 17:50

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AT&T has announced it will be working with Microsoft to create a proof of concept that would combine network edge compute (NEC) capabilities with …

Huawei launches Mate X, the world’s fastest 5G foldable phone

Saudi Gazette Feb 26 17:45

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AT the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the World’s Fastest 5G Foldable Phone, Huawei …

Prepare Now for 5G Security Transformation

Fortinet Feb 26 17:35

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Supporting 5G’s new services and business opportunities will require organizations to reshape many of the traditional relationships between networks, …

Is the LG Dual Screen the best mobile accessory at MWC 19?

htxt.africa Feb 26 17:30

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MWC 19 is well underway in Barcelona, and there seems to be two main themes when it comes to the device side of things 5G and Foldable Phones …

Barcelona hospital to hold pioneering 5G operation during Mobile World Congress

Xinhua Feb 26 17:20

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26 (Xinhua) — The Hospital Clinic de Barcelona will on Wednesday perform a pioneering operation which will be transmitted in real time at the Mobile …

All the 5G Phones and Rollout Dates Announced at This Week’s Mobile World Congress

Adweek Feb 26 17:10

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With the very first 5G networks finally set to become a reality in the United States, carriers and hardware makers are offering a clearer timeline for the …

Security flaws in 4G and 5G enable attackers to track phone locations and send fake messages

www.computing.co.uk Feb 26 17:10

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Once attackers identify the phone, they can send messages that appear to come from a genuine contact or mobile company. After exploiting the …

Apple won’t be releasing a 5G capable smartphone till 2020: Report

Gadget Bridge Feb 26 14:10

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We should mention that Apple did the same thing with 3G and 4G, as it launched a 3G and 4G capable device a year after the market was flooded with …

ADT Leads Industry by Enabling Professional Security Monitoring Over FirstNet Public Safety’s …

GlobeNewswire Feb 21 10:00

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ADT Leads Industry by Enabling Professional Security Monitoring Over FirstNet Public Safety’s Dedicated Communications Platform …

5G Is Going to Transform Smartphones Eventually

New York Magazine Feb 21 09:15

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Estimates vary, but Verizon has said it will need five to ten times the number of 5G base stations than it currently uses. The U.S. has 215,000 cell …

Cloud Radio Access Network Market: Ubiquity of Smartphones and Zest for 4G and 5G Access …

Financial Analyst Feb 21 08:25

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Global Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Market: Snapshot. C-RAN (Cloud RAN or Centralized RAN) is the centralized baseband processing of …

Samsung’s first 5G smartphone is a super-charged Galaxy S10 w/ 6.7-inch display, 4500 mAh battery

9to5Google Feb 21 08:25

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Impressively, the Galaxy S10 5G also includes four cameras on the rear. …

Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon X55 2nd-Gen 5G Modem

eTeknix Feb 21 08:20

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Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon X55, their 2nd generation 5G modem. This brings about further improvements from their Snapdragon X50, …

Samsung launches a 5G phone and a tablet you can fold in half

Telecoms.com Feb 21 08:20

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Essentially it’s a small tablet that can fold in half to make a very chunky phone, …

Fuelled by 4G, India’s data traffic surges 109% in 2018: Study

The Economic Times Feb 21 07:35

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Going forward, the service providers will need to expand the 4G network and evolve their network infrastructure to support 5G in near future,” Malik …

Galaxy S10 launch event: Watch the Unpacked 2019 live stream right here

Boy Genius Report Feb 20 13:45

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Countless months of rumors, reports, and leaks have all led to this moment, as Samsung prepares to take the stage for its annual Galaxy Unpacked event. Unpacked 2019 will take place in San Francisco, California on February 20th at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET, and in celebration of the tenth anniversary of its smartphone line, Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S10 and its variants, which include the larger S10+, the cheaper S10e, and a 5G model. Samsung has also repeatedly hinted at the appearance of its fir

AT&T, Ericsson & Intel to Showcase ‘The Power of 5G’ with Batman AR/VR Experience Soon

Road to VR Feb 20 12:35

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… by Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform, allowing expo visitors to interact in the environment while being mobile..

U.S. has early lead in 5G tech despite concerns about competition from China, report says

LA Times Feb 20 12:30

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The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans have an early lead. U.S. policymakers keep wringing their hands over a competition with China to build the world’s first mass-market 5G wireless network. But a new report from Cisco may offer reasons to breathe easier. By 2022, fifth-generation…

Cisco Report: At 22 GB/Month, the Avg 5G Connection Will Generate 3X More Traffic Than Avg 4G …

Telecompetitor Feb 20 12:20

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A mobile traffic forecast from Cisco calls for that traffic to reach nearly a …

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger To Create 3000 Jobs, Better 5G Service

International Business Times Feb 20 11:35

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Despite challenges and a protracted regulatory process on T-Mobile-Sprint …

Three Big Tech Trends For 2019

Forbes Feb 20 11:00

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*Wireless 5G takes hold. …

Think 5G security right now, it cannot be an afterthought

nokia.com Feb 20 10:35

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My last blog covered the four elements of 5G security needed to build digital trust. Now, I want to explore why security strategies must be implemented …