Company submitted comments in response to FCC’s proposed rule on “Single Network Future: Supplemental Coverage From Space”
SAN DIEGO, CA – May 23, 2023 – Nextivity, the industry leader in intelligent cellular coverage solutions, today announced it has formally submitted its comments in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rule that would include the nationwide FirstNet spectrum on 758-768 MHz and 788-798 MHz (also referred to as “Band 14” spectrum) within the Supplemental Coverage from Space (SCS) framework.
Nextivity agrees with AT&T and AST SpaceMobile that the public interest is served by providing FirstNet coverage from space to uncovered U.S. areas and that enabling this potential coverage solution is critical to fulfilling the fundamental vision of FirstNet to close terrestrial service gaps.
“Nextivity is a leader in providing critical communication connectivity solutions, including FirstNet Ready High Power User Equipment (HPUE) for use in areas beyond the reach of standard equipment,” said Michiel Lotter, CEO at Nextivity. “We believe the combination of SCS and HPUE technology will ensure our first responders and other essentials workers can communicate no matter where they are.”
With Nextivity’s SHIELD AW12 HPUE cellular coverage solution, which is available for FirstNet, essential personnel and first responders can access cell signals in hard-to-reach, remote regions. The system’s industry-leading performance delivers reliable connectivity for increased safety, coordination, and public safety response.
Nextivity’s comments are in response to the FCC’s proposed rule on “Single Network Future: Supplemental Coverage From Space.” Specifically, the FCC sought input on the costs and benefits of applying the SCS framework to FirstNet’s 700 MHz frequencies, whether providing broadband connectivity to first responders using the SCS framework can be achieved without increasing the potential for harmful interference, and what specific rule changes are required to include this spectrum in the SCS framework.
For more information on Nextivity’s public safety offerings, visit https://nextivityinc.com/solutions/public-safety/. To view Nextivity’s complete comments in response to the proposed FCC rule, visit here.