Keynote

FirstNet Momentum, Investment and Innovations


Theatre 1 19 October 2022 9:45 am - 10:15 am

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Edward Parkinson

Chief Executive Officer Ed Parkinson will review three primary areas for the U.S. First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet) and their Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).  Discussed will be a review of the current momentum of FirstNet relevant to connection numbers, agency users and network coverage as they get closer to completion of the initial buildout of the NPSBN RAN.  Mr. Parkinson will also review recent and potential new investments into expansion of the network and its services for areas such as purchase of more dedicated deployables, preparing the FirstNet core for 5G and enhancement of mission critical push to talk services.  Finally, he will review how FirstNet is working with industry to meet the evolving needs of public safety users across the U.S. through innovation across many areas.