FirstNet soon will offer 3GPP-standard mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) service on Apple iOS devices, and the public-safety LTE network can deliver efficient one-to-many broadcast communications via evolved multimedia broadcast and multicast services (eMBMS) LTE technology, according to an AT&T official.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE; April 12, 2022
Scott Agnew, assistant vice president of FirstNet solutions for AT&T—the nationwide contractor building the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN)—said these capabilities are part of a series of enhancements to the FirstNet MCX portfolio being announced last month and this month.
Given the popularity of Apple devices in the public-safety sector, having an iOS-capable version of FirstNet PTT—the Samsung-powered MCPTT offering—available is important, Agnew said.