Written by Edward Parkinson / FirstNet Authority
You would be hard-pressed to read the news today and not find a headline about 5G. It has been an exciting year for the telecommunications industry as a whole, with initial 5G services becoming more available on smartphones and tablets — including some of the devices our first responders use during emergencies and everyday operations.
Unlike previous technology upgrades, when public-safety users were mostly an afterthought, they are now a critical market to consider in technology rollouts. At the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), we are pleased to see a robust marketplace for public safety expand and reach new heights in just our fifth year of the public-private partnership with our network contractor AT&T. READ FULL ARTICLE