AT&T unveils FirstNet innovations, including HPUE, vertical location, deployable offerings
FirstNet subscribers now can access new technological capabilities that are designed to improve terrestrial LTE coverage, locate first responders, let agencies address coverage gaps quicker during incidents and enable interoperability between FirstNet PTT and LMR users, FirstNet contractor AT&T announced.
Although each of these announcements are significant individually by taking significant steps to address known gaps in the FirstNet service, they represent only initial advancements on AT&T technological roadmap to support FirstNet subscribers, according to Scott Agnew, AT&T’s assistant vice president for FirstNet products.
“This is where a lot of innovation begins,” Agnew said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “The first three years [of AT&T’s contract with the FirstNet Authority] were really about foundational steps, to get the core components right … Get the foundation right. Get the functionality right. Get the user experience right.
To view the list of innovations and the full version of this article, visit IWCE’s Urgent Communications.