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November 04, 2014 | Comments
Shortly after many public-safety agencies completed VHF narrowbanding, they discovered degraded coverage, particularly for analog paging systems. Volunteer and career firefighters who carried and relied on VHF paging were not receiving pages in places where they normally received them.

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October 31, 2014 | Comments
ASTRID, the Belgian TETRA emergency services operator, registered significant peaks in radio traffic during the WWI commemorative ceremonies held 28 October in West Flanders. The special security measures generated significantly more radio traffic than normal during the two commemorative events in Nieuport and Ypres.

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October 27, 2014 | Comments
An FCC officiafal said the 600 MHz incentive auction will be pushed back again from 2015 to early 2016. The commission said it now anticipates accepting applications for the auction in the fall of 2015 and starting the auction in early 2016.

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October 22, 2014 | Comments
Polaris Networks, a provider of Long Term Evolution (LTE) evolved packet core (EPC) software solutions to public safety, and Etelm, a critical communications infrastructure provider, announced the successful completion of interoperability testing of the Polaris LTE EPC software and Etelm’s integrated LTE/TETRA system.

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October 13, 2014 | Comments
The FCC is seeking nominations and expressions of interest for membership on the Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Architecture (TFOPA).

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October 13, 2014 | Comments
Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies and evolving spectrum regulations are underway in Asia. The DSA alliance is working to promote regulatory policies that will pave the way for innovative new wireless technologies, addressing growing wireless data challenges.

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October 07, 2014 | Comments
TJ Kennedy, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) acting general manager, answers questions from MissionCritical Communications regarding FirstNet’s latest data collection efforts.

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October 06, 2014 | Comments
The Lowndes County (Mississippi) School District implemented a mobile emergency response solution to enhance school safety. Public-safety software companies NowForce and PTS Solutions developed the system.

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October 01, 2014 | Comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sent an information package titled “Incentive Auction Opportunities For Broadcasters” to the owners of all full-power and Class A broadcast stations that Congress determined to be eligible to participate in the incentive auction. The information package was prepared for the FCC by the investment firm Greenhill and Co. and is designed to assist broadcasters in their analysis of the opportunities afforded by the incentive auction.

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September 16, 2014 | Comments
Following are comments we’ve received from readers about recent online and print news and articles.

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