FirstNet subscribers should have a choice of mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) services this winter, when a new offering from Motorola Solutions is expected to be available following a collaborative development effort with AT&T, the contractor building the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: July 23,2021
Scott Agnew, AT&T’s assistant vice president for FirstNet products, said that Motorola Solutions was selected as the second MCPTT provider—the first offering, FirstNet PTT, was launched in March 2020—through a competitive procurement process conducted by AT&T.
“When we evaluated who the second [MCPTT] provider would be, Motorola Solutions had the premier solution,” Agnew said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “They had the best solution. They won in a fair fight. So, we think that we’re bringing—in concert with Motorola—a very strong solution to the marketplace.”