IWCE is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Save the Date for IWCE 2024 in Orlando, FL: March 25-28, 2024. Join our Mailing List for Updates!

Public-Safety Spectrum Issues

Michael McMenamin  (Sr. Legal Consultant and Legislative Advisor, The Digital Decision)

Dan Munsey  (Fire Chief, San Bernadino County Fire)

Charles Dowd  (Asst. Chief (Ret.), New York City Police Department)

Chris Moore  (Chief of Police (Ret.))

Location: N255

Date: Monday, March 27

Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: LMR

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Wireless communications continue to evolve at a mind-numbing pace, but one thing will never change: spectrum always will be the foundation for wireless operations. During this panel, discuss business models and policies surrounding the 4.9 GHz band, highlighting the impact on public safety. Examine the need for the spectrum to be licensed and for the equipment manufacturers need to be on board. In addition, new opportunities in 6 GHz, CBRS and other bands may also offer first-response agencies new options to leverage in different scenarios. Meanwhile, should there be dedicated spectrum for a public-safety direct-mode operations and/or for public-safety Wi-Fi access?

As things are changing with the FCC, we will be monitoring to ensure an up-to-date panel discussion on Critical Broadband.