Sierra Wireless Launches AirLink Service with FirstNet Connectivity

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Sierra Wireless Launches AirLink Service with FirstNet Connectivity

Sierra Wireless announced the launch of the AirLink Managed Network Service with embedded FirstNet connectivity. The bundled solution shall help public safety agencies of all sizes take advantage of the benefits and capabilities enabled by FirstNet-connected solutions.

FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce that ist authorized by Congress. Its mission is to develop, build and operate a nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities.

The new Service provides a complete, managed solution with FirstNet connectivity, proactive device management, 24/7/365 technical support and a purpose-built FirstNet Ready mobile router in a single package. This makes maintenance of fleets of mobile devices easier and enables agencies to resolve device availability and issues much faster. The service increases security in an end-to-end solution with Sierra Wireless’ secure private network architecture and by ensuring devices always have the latest security updates installed.
The service is sold as a subscription. The AirLink Managed Network Service provides an easy and affordable way for public safety agencies to transform their operations for critical communications, situational awareness capabilities and the ability to maintain their fleet of devices at peak performance into one monthly fee.
Bob Sloan, Chief Operating Officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T, said:

By embedding FirstNet connectivity into the AirLink Managed Network Service, public safety agencies can enjoy an end-to-end solution straight out of the box – accelerating their access to reliable, unthrottled connectivity and the advanced capabilities they need to help save lives. This collaboration with Sierra Wireless not only gives public safety agencies more ways to gain access to the FirstNet communications platform, but it’s also a cost-effective way to equip agencies with the critical tools they need and trust to help them accomplish their mission.

Tom Mueller, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless, added:

Public safety organizations in the U.S. need solutions that can be deployed out-of-the-box to securely connect lifesaving technologies to FirstNet. Sierra Wireless’ AirLink Managed Network Service provides the expertise many agencies need – a tightly integrated and managed solution that’s pre-provisioned for FirstNet and 24/7 services that ensure network uptime and availability to guarantee that devices in the field stay connected when they’re needed most.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: FirstNet

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