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Priority and Preemption: What Does It Mean in the LTE/5G World?


Donny Jackson  (Editor, IWCE's Urgent Communications)


Chris McDonough  (Director of Solutions Architects of Public Sector, Verizon)

Stuart Campbell  (Sr. Program Mgr, WPS Customer Engagement, T-Mobile for Government)

Tero Pesonen  (Vice Chair, The Critical Communications Association (TCCA))

Location: W240C

Date: Monday, March 25

Time: 11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Track: First Responder Communications

Topic: Broadband, Critical Infrastructure, FirstNet, Interoperability, LMR, Private Networks, PTT, Regulatory, Spectrum, System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

In 2010, all U.S. carriers told Congress that they would not provide public-safety users with priority and preemption on their networks—many contend that this position influenced lawmakers to create FirstNet. Today, all U.S. carriers say they provide some sort of priority to first responders, but there is some confusion in the market about how this is implemented and what limitations exists. Learn about the differences in the various offerings from carriers, as well as a better understanding of when priority and preemption would even be needed for a particular application.