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June 2015 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

JUN 3 – 5, 2015 (San Diego, CA) — The PSCR program hosted its latest PSBB Stakeholder Meeting. The three-day meeting (sessions and presentations), which had over 500 attendees, brought together representatives from public safety, Federal agencies, industry, and academia. Participants learned about recent work efforts related to the build out of the NPSBN as well as test results from the PSCR program’s PSBB 700-MHz Band 14 Demonstration Network.

The FirstNet Board held their June Board Meeting at the meeting hotel the morning of June 3, which was webcast live into the PSCR Meeting Room. Following the Board Meeting, PSCR kicked off its PSBB Stakeholder meeting with a keynote address from FirstNet Chairwoman, Sue Swenson. Swenson emphasized FirstNet’ focus on serving public safety.

The meeting provided an opportunity for FirstNet Board members and their technical staff to inform stakeholders about current FirstNet efforts, as well as provide an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions and provide feedback to FirstNet, PSCR, DHS, NTIA, and other partners. Meeting topics included:

  • Current PSCR efforts in the areas of:

o Research & development roadmapping

o 3GPP standards work

o Evaluation of tools addressing network congestion and priority

o Extended range communications testing

o Research assessing broadband codecs in loud noise environments

o D2D and high power over LTE modeling to inform public safety

o In-building testing and extended-range cell testing

o Cyberscecurity research concerning public safety mobile applications and identity management

  • FirstNet acquisition, consultation and outreach for input

» Meeting agenda, speaker bios, and slide decks

» Attendee list

Meeting related press items:

Jun 8, 2015 — “International Push Expected to Ensure that Mission-Critical PTT Standard for LTE will be Finalized in 2016” (quotes PSCR’s Andrew Thiessen), Urgent Communications.

Jun 3, 2015 — “FirstNet’s public-safety-centric mindset ‘very different’ than typical federal entity, Swenson says” (FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson delivers the first day’s keynote address at the three-day PSCR PSBB Stakeholder Meeting), Urgent Communications.

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