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FCC Says Public Safety Network Must Use LTE

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Jan 25, 2011, 12:54 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jan 25, 2011, 12:56 PM

At its meeting today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 in favor of requiring public safety organizations to use Long Term Evolution networks for their future communications systems. The FCC hopes that emergency services will be able to make use of voice, data and video services via LTE to enhance first responders' knowledge of emergency situations before they arrive. The FCC is seeking comments on what types of equipment should be used, what sort of coverage should be required, and how it should be protected via services such as encryption.

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Jan 25, 2011, 7:13 PM


open those wallets, qualcomm is at your door building their monopoly. The war was never about superior tech or standards, it was about deep pockets and huge corporate / gov handshakes. the consumer loses.

Jan 25, 2011, 1:19 PM

This solidifies things I guess

If people had doubts about the longevity of LTE as the replacement to GSM and other network technology, this might just hammer that point home. It's expensive to transition a whole infrastructure to a new technology - unless you know it's going to be around.
Well,...the letters "L" & "T" in "LTE" do stand for Long Term.

Jan 25, 2011, 1:05 PM

So long Nextel

Looks like the IDEN network gets the shaft again.

Good riddance.
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