FirstNet will Solve Communications Challenges in Emergency Response

Emergency situations demand quick response times. Unfortunately, breakdowns in communication have made that difficult. From wildfires and collapsing buildings to Category 5 hurricanes and medical emergencies, communication is key. Other times, during a crisis or emergency, networks can be clogged by consumers, making it difficult for the essential first responders to even respond or coordinate. Currently, that’s just not acceptable. However, FirstNet, or the First Responder Network Authority changes all of that. According to FirstNet, “It’s hard, and at times impossible, for emergency responders from different jurisdictions or from different public safety organizations to communicate and work together to save lives. That’s where the FirstNet network will come in. FirstNet will help solve the communications challenges that our nation’s public safety personnel have faced in responding to local emergencies, as well as large-scale emergencies such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina.”

The new network will now give first responders priority in emergency situations to send voice or text messages, images, video and location information in real-time. It’s considerably better than traditional PTT, or push to talk over radio because it’s now on a cellular network operated by carriers such as AT&T rather than a radio network. With such new technology coming onstream, all first responders over time will have to upgrade to cellular based solutions versus traditional two-way radios that are proven to be ineffective. That’s opening a wide range of opportunity for companies including Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX-V:SIM)(OTC:SYATF), Sierra Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR), Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI), Sonim Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SONM), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX-V:SIM)(OTCQX:SYATFBREAKING NEWS: Siyata Mobile Inc. just announced the launch of the Uniden UV350 on the AT&T network and FirstNet platform. FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government. It’s designed for first responders and those critical to their emergency response. With this much-needed technology upgrade, first responders can connect to the critical information they need every day and in every emergency. The FirstNet Ready UV350 device supports FirstNet’s First Priority – which includes priority and preemption for first responders – and FirstNet’s Band 14 spectrum. The UV350 is the only device specifically designated for in-vehicle communications that has been tested and certified to operate on FirstNet.

“FirstNet devices and modules go through extensive review, so First Responders can be confident that Siyata’s UV350 meets the highest standards for reliability, security and performance,” said Bob Sloan, Chief Operating Officer, FirstNet program at AT&T. “The more tools public safety has access to on their network, the more we can help them achieve their mission. We are happy to be the first U.S. cellular carrier to launch Uniden’s NextGen Vehicle Communicator – an innovative in-vehicle mounted phablet. We believe it will be an excellent answer for both existing and newly migrating FirstNet subscribers seeking an in-vehicle communication device.”  For more information regarding Siyata Mobile, please go to:

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