Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

In Partnership With

FirstNet Early Builders, Trials Use Cases and Deployable Networks

  • Monday, 03/27/2017: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room: S233
  • Session Number:  M111


Get an update on several case studies on early builder LTE deployments and trials, from cities, counties and states, for general interoperable communications to specific events and incidents.  Examine how various partners work together for both fixed and deployable networks, device management such as ruggedized handsets which allow for integrated push-to-talk, application management and situational awareness. Network testing and end user feedback will be shared along with lessons learned.

Part 1: Early Builders
•    LA-RICs
•    New Jersey
•    Harris County LTE

Part 2: Trials and Deployables 
•    Oklahoma Band Class 14 Demonstration of FirstNet Capabilities, Lessons Learned 
•    Band 14 Case Studies: Super Bowl, Republican National Convention, and CAUSE 
•    Integrating Bandclass 14 through State, County and Local Collaboration: A Case Study on OSU Football 



    Kelly Castle

    Project Manager

    Todd Early

    TxDPS Deputy Assistant Director
    Tx Dept of Public Safety

    Scott Edson

    Special Operations Division
    Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

    David Fein

    Project Manager
    Oklahoma Public Safety broadband Network Initiative (SLIG-P)

    Steven Kropper

    VP of Business Development
    Parallel Wireless

    Ed Mills

    FirstNet Colorado Outreach & Education Manager
    Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology

    Niki Papazoglakis

    Program Coordinator, Public Safety Tech Svcs
    Harris County

    Ramona Patts

    Division Administrator
    City of Columbus Department of Public Safety Division of Support Services

    Satoru Persons

    Director, Communications and Central Alarm Center
    The Ohio State University

    Cece Weirick

    Communications Coordinator
    Franklin County Regional 911