San Francisco, CA – July 6, 2011– IPWireless, a leading provider of 3G and 4G LTE wireless broadband network solutions for federal, state and local government applications, today announced that the Adams County Communication Center (ADCOM 911) is deploying a countywide public safety network utilizing IPWireless’ end-to-end Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband solutions. The public safety network, one of the first in the country to be deployed in 700MHz, will be integrated and deployed by IPWireless’ system integrator partner, Raytheon Corporation, and is an important step towards the deployment of a national public safety broadband network. The single integrated 700 MHz LTE network will provide the county’s Police, Fire and EMS first responder agencies with a dedicated wireless broadband network that enhances public safety and improves citywide data communications, while lowering overall communication costs.
Adams County, CO, who is one of more than twenty recipients granted a FCC waiver to build a LTE public safety network in 700 MHz spectrum, is one of the first counties to deploy a LTE broadband solution. The public safety network, a 15-site LTE communications system, will enable the county’s first responder agencies to take advantage of mission critical applications such as mobile video, advanced mapping capabilities, improved situational awareness, as well as, provide access to a multi-governmental law enforcement data sharing systemfor more efficient communications and real-time reporting. “ADCOM 911 expects the network to quickly expand throughout Colorado and the western region to provide all first responders the advanced communications capabilities they need,” stated Bill Malone, ADCOM 911’s Executive Director.
The 4G LTE system will be deployed over the next 21 months and is funded through an ARRA-2009 stimulus grant under the U.S. Department of Commerce BTOP, managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Raytheon Corporation will deploy and integrate the public safety network leveraging IPWireless’ LTE eNodeB base stations, Evolved Packet Core and LTE devices specifically designed for 700 MHz Band 14, including the D-Block. IPWireless’ public safety LTE mobile broadband solutions caters to the unique requirements of private government networksand provides unmatched and uncompromising multi-megabit mobile broadband performance coupled with state-of-the art Quality of Service mechanisms, real-time service prioritization and pre-emption and improved in-car mobile communications.
“This innovative network is a critical resource for our county”, added Malone. “It will allow our first responder and law enforcement agencies to better protect the safety of our citizens and provide enhanced service if a natural disaster were to occur.”
“We partnered with IPWireless for this highly anticipated and groundbreaking project because they are arecognized LTE market leader and the first to produce LTE user equipment for first responders,” said William Iannacci, director of Raytheon's Civil Communications Solutions business unit. “IPWireless’ unrivaled expertise at designing mobile broadband solutions geared specifically towards the unique requirements of public safety agencies as evidenced by their successful participation in the PSCR Demonstration Network and their work with the New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN) combined with their government-class LTE technology, infrastructure and devices made them the best fit for this project.”
“Cities and counties today are faced with more environmental threats, natural disasters, security risks, and complicated crimes than ever before. A 21st century public safety network is not just a luxury, it’s a must,” said Bill Jones, CEO of IPWireless. “Our deep understanding of the unique requirements of the government market and vast experience engineering LTE solutions designed for this sector allows us to work with our partners efficiently and effectively. We look forward to the day when every city and county will have access to a modern public safety network that enhances the lives of its citizens and provides the utmost safety for their communities.”
The proposed service area for the public safety network is the entirety of Adams County Colorado. Adams County encompasses approximately 1,200 square miles with a population of 440,000. The county is immediately north of the City and County of Denver and is the 5th most populous county in the state. With 6 municipalities and a large unincorporated region, the population is a unique mix of urban, suburban and rural populations. ADCOM 911 is a multijurisdictional public safety communications center that provides voice and data services to four law enforcement agencies and nine Fire/EMS agencies. The public safety LTE networks will serve agencies at the municipal and county levels as well as special districts in both urban and rural areas.
IPWireless is a pioneer in designing and delivering innovative 3G and 4G LTE wireless broadband and broadcast solutions. Since the Company’s inception over ten years ago, IPWireless has delivered multiple generations of 3GPP-based chipsets, devices and network infrastructure solutions that have set the bar for mobile broadband performance and innovative product feature sets, and has helped to define the 3GPP standards roadmap. The company’s end-to-end LTE mobile broadband and Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB) solutions enable the mobile and government ecosystems to deliver a new generation of wireless services and applications using untapped global spectrum bands. The Company’s solutions have been deployed by some of the world’s largest mobile operators including T-Mobile and Orange, as well as in breakthrough government wireless networks such as New York City’s wireless network (NYCWiN). In 2010, IPWireless and Sony announced an initiative to jointly develop 4G and beyond wireless technologies.
IPWireless is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and operates a technology development center in Chippenham, UK. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ipwireless.com
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