FirstNet, built with AT&T, and the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) will collaborate to host multiple sessions at IWCE 2022 that are designed to educate the industry about AT&T’s commitment to enabling the deployment of systems that support in-building communications for public-safety personnel and the citizens they serve.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: March 8, 2022
AT&T has been contracted by the FirstNet Authority to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) and is expected to complete its initial deployment on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum this year. This massive effort has been focused on expanding FirstNet coverage in outdoor area, but public-safety representatives repeatedly have cited the need for coverage inside buildings, where many emergencies happen.
National fire codes have long called for in-building support of land-mobile-radio (LMR) communications, but recent language also indicates the need for systems that support in-building public-safety broadband coverage for connectivity provided by services like FirstNet.