Wednesday, February 15, 2012

State of New Jersey LTE Public Safety Project

It's interesting to hear that the State of New Jersey just pulled its RFP to build a broadband LTE network for the Public Safety. My gut feelings are that the State realizes that you can't mix all the requirements of radio based LMR type services, device requirements and a full deployment of LTE. It needs to be in stages and my guess would be a new solicitation separating the LMR, LTE and device requirements. Make sense that you can build your LTE solution without the requirements of LMR or the devices and still get the network to support all those features in the future. Unless, of course, they do a Public-Private solution.

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