Thursday, May 13, 2010

FCC Choose LTE for Public Safety

It’s official: LTE is the chosen 4G technology for interoperable public safety networks in the 700 MHz band. Yesterday the FCC granted conditional approval of 21 petitions filed by cities, counties and states that sought waivers to move forward with the construction of regional or statewide interoperable wireless broadband networks in the 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum. In doing so, the FCC mandated use of the LTE air interface.