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March 10, 2008

New York City Lights Up Massive Public Safety, Muni Network

By Glenn Fleishman

New York City launches enormous network for emergency response, traffic control, meter reading, other purposes: The New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN) includes many different purposes, but none of them include public access. That’s a discussion for another day, apparently. But the scope is impressive: 70-percent coverage of 322 sq mi of the Big Apple at launch, and 95 percent by summer, and full coverage before 2009, MuniWireless reports. Northup Grumman is the lead on a $500m, 5-year contract that uses UMTS over licensed frequencies with gear from IP Wireless (part of NextWave Wireless). The network has 53 projects across 19 agencies in pilot or preparing for deployment, which is the dog wagging the tail—the right way to build networks is with applications in mind, well thought out. We’ll see how this project proceeds. Using licensed spectrum that’s organized apart from any other efforts ensures the best access and the least conflicts.

Posted by Glennf at March 10, 2008 3:06 PM

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