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

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

In Partnership With

Spectrum Sharing Between Public Safety and Utilities

  • Wednesday, 03/29/2017: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room: S224
  • Session Number:  W15


Examine how utilities and public safety may be able to share the 700 MHz public safety broadband network and the 4.9 GHz band. Discuss a report by the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (of which UTC is a member) that explains priority and quality of service and identifies a framework that will allow public safety and utilities to co-exist on this 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Network. In addition, explore the status of laboratory testing of priority access capabilities that is being conducted by the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) team at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Boulder, Colorado. Hear how representatives from the public safety community were able to work with representatives from UTC to create a 4.9 GHz National Plan which was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, as well as an update of the status at the FCC and FirstNet.

Sponsored by:


    Klaus Bender

    Principal Engineer

    Ralph Haller

    Executive Director

    Brett Kilbourne

    Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs and Deputy General Counsel
    Utilities Telecom Council

    Emil Olbrich

    President and Trainer
    Primelime Consulting and