FirstNet Board greenlights $218M for core network upgrades, more deployable assets

  • Source: Fierce Wireless
  • Published: 06/18/2020 12:00 AM

FirstNet, the dedicated public safety communications network built by AT&T through a public-private partnership, is getting more than $200 million for enhancements to its portable assets and core network for 5G. The First Responder Network Authority Board at its quarterly meeting yesterday signed off on $218 million for strategic investments targeting two areas: initial core network upgrades as the first phase of moving to 5G, and expanding FirstNet’s fleet of deployable assets. These both align with FirstNet’s six Roadmap domains, which help prioritize investments, among other resources. “These investments mark the next major step in our mission as we continue to evolve the FirstNet network based on public safety’s needs,” said FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz in a statement.


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