Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, April 25, 2019

Waiting on Mission Critical Push-To-Talk (Data, Video). According to Motorola, its Kodiak Networks has developed the first Push-To-Talk (PTT) application for on-network use. On-network means the network hosts the application as opposed to an over-the-top application such as ESChat or Orion Labs, the other FirstNet-approved options. Motorola’s claim is that the Kodiak PTT solution as deployed in both the AT&T and Verizon networks (though not compatible across the two, I am told) is close to meeting the Mission Critical Push-To-Talk specification released by the 3GPP standards organization.

All that is needed, claims Motorola, is for companies to start producing Proximity Services (ProSe) chipsets, which Motorola claims remains the greatest hurdle to being fully MCPTT-compliant. I am using Motorola as an example here since it recently stated its PTT solution for FirstNet (Built with AT&T) works and is embedded in the FirstNet network. ESChat and Orion Labs are also certified on FirstNet. I find Motorola’s comments about ProSe to be peculiar coming from one of the premier Land Mobile Radio (LMR) companies in the world that for many years has built mobile and handheld radios that provide push-to-talk on public safety and business radio networks and further provides the capability for off-network push-to-talk.

Off-network push-to-talk, which I have written about over the years, is critical to the ability of those in the field to communicate with others even when a network is not available—either because they are out of network range or because they are deep inside a structure and cannot reach the network that may be available on the street. Simplex, talk-around, or whatever you want to call it is vital to the operation of the public safety community. It is used every day by police, fire, and EMS personnel. Simplex provides one-to-one and one-to-many communications to any unit in range of the transmitting unit. Read the Entire Column Here .

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

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

LEX18 Lexington KY News Apr 18 07:55

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The bill, filed last week, is called the 911 Saves Act and it would reclassify dispatchers as first responders, instead of clerical employees.

Do we need 6G wireless already? 5G engineers debate

ZDNet Apr 25 09:15

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By Scott Fulton III | April 25, 2019 — 12:57 GMT (05:57 PDT) | Topic: 5G …

AT&T Chief on the Rapid 5G Build Out

Bloomberg Apr 24 15:40

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Randall Stephenson, AT&T Inc.’s chairman and CEO, tells David Rubenstein that the “real-time” connections of 5G networks will be game changers for …

5G: The potential to transform public services in a smart city

Open Access Government Apr 24 14:35

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5G is being heralded as the game changer that will make smart cities a …

AT&T’s first 5G customers use the service for wired LAN replacement

FierceWireless Apr 24 14:00

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AT&T’s first 5G customers use the service for wired LAN replacement …

Everyone’s a Winner in Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

Apr 18 09:19

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… in February;; It Demonstrated at MWC 18 an industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) 5G application using industrial equipment from Siemens;; At MWC 19, …

You’ll still have to wait until 2020 for an iPhone with 5G

Cult of Mac Apr 18 08:10

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During Apple’s fight with Qualcomm, it attempted to source 5G chips from elsewhere. It looked like Intel would be its chosen supplier at one point, but …

Verizon opens Galaxy S10 5G preorders as it announces 20 future 5G markets

Boy Genius Report Apr 25 09:45

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The fourth Galaxy S10 phone ” you know, the one with beastly specs that you couldn’t order when the Galaxy S10 series went on sale a few weeks ago ” is finally here. Well, it’s sort of finally here, because Verizon is only taking Galaxy S10 5G preorders at this time. You’ll have to wait a bit longer before you actually receive Samsung’s most powerful smartphone ever, but at least you can place your order and have one on launch day. Before you do, make sure that your market has 5G coverage, or wi

Securing the 5G future what’s the issue?

The Star Online Apr 25 09:40

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Britain’s plan to allow Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies a restricted role in its next generation mobile networks is part of a heated …

Sony and Docomo to test driverless concept vehicle via 5G trial network in Guam

Robotics and Automation News Apr 25 09:20

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Sony Corporation and NTT Docomo, Inc. will jointly trial Sony’s conceptual driverless vehicle, the New Concept Cart SC-1, which uses 5G mobile …

BT confident 5G will go beyond mobile

Mobile World Live Apr 25 09:15

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BT confident 5G will go beyond mobile …

5G: You Can Have Your Slice and Security Too!

Security Boulevard Apr 25 09:15

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The 5G specifications rely on virtualized and distributed network functions that …

Helping Firefighters in Mission-Critical Rescues with 5G

Beth.Technology Apr 25 07:25

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Listen to this exciting dramatization of 5G and augmented reality alongside expert interviews with Verizon, and a disruptive startup, Mutable.

AT&T says 5G will be priced like home Internet”pay more for faster speeds

ArsTechnica: Infinite Loop Apr 25 07:01

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Users “are willing to pay a premium” for 500Mbps or 1Gbps, AT&T CEO says.

SoftBank and Google parent tie up on flying 5G stations for phone services using balloons and drones

Japan Times Apr 25 06:01

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Mobile phone carrier SoftBank Corp. and Google LLC parent Alphabet Inc. said Thursday they will jointly set up airborne mobile phone base stations, using balloons …

Nokia CEO on 5G: ‘The question is not who wins, but how do we all win?’

RCR Wireless News Apr 24 15:35

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With President Donald Trump recently entering the 5G global discourse and furthering the characterization of deployment as an international race, …

Satellite IoT for 5G What’s the Story?

Via Satellite Apr 24 15:20

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For some time now the European Space Agency (ESA) project Satellite for 5G, together with 3GPP, has been quietly evaluating how Non-Terrestrial …

Why 5G Mobile Requires A New Hand Set And Why It’s Not Worth Upgrading Yet

Forbes Apr 24 15:15

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5G, which stands for fifth-generation mobile technology, is the talk of most towns in the developed world right now. There is no doubt that when it finally …

AT&T CEO Says 5G Phone Plans May be Tiered Based on Speeds

iPhone Hacks Apr 24 15:00

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During AT&T’s recent earnings call, the wireless carrier’s CEO, Randall Stephenson said that the carrier may implement tiered structures for 5G mobile …

Sprint Outlines Its Secret 5G Weapon Apr 24 15:00

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The extended range of 2.5GHz made Sprint bold enough to offer coverage maps …

5G Data Centers: A ‘Key’ in the Emerging Ecosystem

Data Center Frontier Apr 24 14:15

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While 5G enhanced network capacity and performance may be the enabler of Smart …

Not All Wireless Technology Is The Same: The Differences Between 5G, Wi-Fi and DAS

WWT Apr 24 14:00

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It’s not even replacing 4G, for that matter. Understanding the difference between 5G, Wi-Fi and other licensed spectrums, such as Distributed Antenna …

Huawei strives for cloud-native 5G core

Converge! Network Digest Apr 18 09:00

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Speaking at this week’s Huawei Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, Jason Dai, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Strategy & Business …