Coverage-extending HPUE products expected to be available soon, according to FirstNet Authority, AT&T officials

High-power user equipment (HPUE) that promises to almost double the coverage range for FirstNet subscribers using 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum is expected to be available within the next month, according to a FirstNet Authority official.

SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE: March 21, 2020

Mark Golaszewski, the director of applications for the FirstNet Authority, provided the timeline yesterday in response to a question from a FirstNet Authority board member about the status of HPUE devices being approved for use on the FirstNet network being built and maintained by AT&T.

“We’re looking at the first high-power user equipment, or HPUE, to be available—I think—in the next couple of weeks, or a month or so,” Golaszewski said during the FirstNet Authority board meeting, which was webcast.  “That’s going through a certification process right now.” READ MORE

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