FirstNet: Good Vision, Wrong Approach?

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While First Responders need a modern emergency wireless network that seamlessly handles voice, video, and text, a separate network may prove to be less efficient and costlier for some than expanding the existing cellular network.            

On March 30, 2017, the U.S. government announced that AT&T had won the bid to build FirstNet, an emergency communications network that had long been promised after the 9/11 tragedy. This network, while built upon the technical advantages of modern cellular networks, is completely independent of the public cellular network so as to provide dedicated First Responder access. 


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Research Note Details

Topic: Wireless
Issue: What are the key trends in the cellular market?
Research Note Number: 2017-25

Length: 5 pages
File Size: 244 KB
File Type: Portable Document Format (PDF)
Language: English
Publisher: Aragon Research

Ken Dulaney Analyst Profile

Ken Dulaney, VP Research and Aragon Fellow