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March 29, 2017 | Comments
JVCKENWOOD announced that the NXDN Common Air Interface (CAI) was accepted at the Study Group 5 (SG5) meeting of the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunications Sector (ITU-R) held in November and in report M.2014-3 published in February. This inclusion paves the way for wider global adoption of NXDN because it represents official recognition by an international standards organization that NXDN is an international digital land mobile system.

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March 28, 2017 | Comments
The FCC proposed a penalty of $13,000 against Global Paratransit for apparently failing to operate its private land mobile radio (PLMR) station, call sign WPPY512, in accordance with the FCC VHF and UHF narrowbanding rules, failing to transmit its station identification, and failing to respond to a commission communication.

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December 02, 2016 | Comments
The FCC released a public notice for Motorola Solutions’ petition for partial reconsideration for the FCC’s 700 MHz narrowband service rules. Four entities filed reply comments to the 700 MHz rules.

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November 08, 2016 | Comments
In comments to the FCC regarding modified 700 MHz narrowband channel rules for Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) compliance and vehicular repeater systems (VRS), public-safety associations offered continued support for P25 CAP and VRS, and Motorola Solutions filed a petition for partial reconsideration.

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October 26, 2016 | Comments
Barrett Communications was awarded a A$15 million (US$11.5 million) contract with the Bangladesh Ministry of Defence (MoD) for tactical radio communications equipment for the Bangladesh Army.

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October 11, 2016 | Comments
At the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) Wireless Leadership Summit in Dallas, Oct. 6, pdvWireless Vice Chairman Morgan O’Brien gave an update on his request to realign 900 MHz channels, and EWA President and CEO Mark Crosby spoke about the importance of spectrum allocation.

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October 06, 2016 | Comments
The National Regional Planning Council (NRPC) said it strongly recommends that extreme care and diligence be taken before considering repurposing public-safety 700 MHz narrowband spectrum for broadband use.

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October 04, 2016 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) released a position paper against mixing 700 MHz public-safety broadband and narrowband operations in the same spectrum. The council said “doing so can negatively impact both public-safety communications reliability and interoperability.”

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September 27, 2016 | Comments
The FCC requested comment on a waiver request by the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) regarding the FCC’s rule that it no longer accepts applications for certification of Part 90 equipment in the 150 – 174 MHz and 450 – 512 MHz bands that cannot operate in a 6.25-kilohertz mode or with equivalent efficiency.

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August 26, 2016 | Comments
The FCC extended the freeze on the acceptance of new 800 MHz applications along the U.S.-Mexico border until Feb. 1, 2017. The extension is needed to preserve vacant channels for licensees re-tuning their systems according to the updated band plan for licensees operating along the border with Mexico.

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