Motorola Solutions and AT&T to Bring Best-in-Class LTE Solutions to FirstNet Network

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions to provide mobile apps, software and services to help power a new generation of communications capabilities for U.S. public safety

Broadband device newly certified for AT&T LTE network and designed to operate on FirstNet network

CHICAGO – June 13, 2017 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced it will provide mobile apps, software and services for the FirstNet network as part of its role on the AT&T team selected by the U.S. government to deliver America’s first nationwide wireless broadband public safety network.

“We’re proud to further strengthen our relationship with AT&T and continue our unique role supporting the delivery of FirstNet services to public safety entities,” said Bruce Brda, executive vice president, Products & Services, Motorola Solutions. “We’ll work hand-in-hand with AT&T and first responders to help provide a new generation of voice, data and messaging capabilities for U.S. public safety. Our solutions can help customers transform their communications into improved safety for Americans and for first responders."

The FirstNet network will be a nationwide, interoperable network dedicated to first responders when they need it. Working with AT&T, Motorola Solutions will help deliver the broadband devices and solutions that public safety needs. These will help allow first responders to quickly access the vital information and actionable intelligence that enable faster decisions, enhance situational awareness and achieve better outcomes.

“Public safety is looking for advanced, interoperable communications and collaboration capabilities,” said Chris Sambar, senior vice president-FirstNet, AT&T Global Public Sector. “Working with Motorola Solutions and other key team members, we will help deliver broadband-enabled devices and apps that will be certified for use by public safety seeking FirstNet services.”

Motorola Solutions’ LEX F10 device, designed specifically for public safety, has been certified for the AT&T LTE network. The company will also deliver a suite of mobile apps, such as mapping and messaging, built specifically for the unique needs of public safety. The suite will work virtually seamlessly between the FirstNet network and land mobile radio networks (LMR) as well as other software and services that support and enable the new FirstNet communications capabilities.

Brda continued, “LMR and LTE networks will continue to coexist, and helping first responders bridge those technologies with interoperable solutions will be an important growth driver for our company.”

A trusted partner for public safety customers for 90 years, Motorola Solutions is proud to count FirstNet among the four nationwide public safety LTE solutions that the company is playing a key role in implementing.