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FirstNet Push-to-Talk and the Evolution of Mission Critical Services

Steve Devine  (Director, FirstNet Strategy and Policy, FirstNet Built with AT&T)

Amy Haukeness  (Voice Communications Domain Lead , First Responder Network Authority)

Location: W229

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Track: Push-to-Talk & Future of Voice, FirstNet sponsored by FirstNet

Format: 45-Minute Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

In this presentation we will address the overall need for standards-based mission critical voice, video and data services, as well as the opportunities FirstNet Push- to-Talk offers first responders as it evolves. In addition, we will highlight advancements in FirstNet PTT and its ability to interface with Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems using the Inter-Sub System Interface (ISSI) and Radio Over IP. Finally, we will highlight examples of how additional Mission Critical Service governance issues will introduce consistency and have a significant impact on the effectiveness and coordination of the service as it evolves across the nation.