Rivada Networks, US Cellular Team up to Develop Public Safety Broadband Network

Rivada Networks has teamed up with US Cellular to develop a public safety broadband network for New Hampshire´s first responders, the company said.

In September 2016, Rivada Networks, Herndon, VA, signed a no-cost, no-obligation contract with the state of New Hampshire to develop an alternative radio access network plan for the state. Rivada delivered a draft of that plan in March 2017, ahead of schedule.

US Cellular agreed to assist Rivada in the development of that network, should the governor choose to opt-out of FirstNet´s deployment plan for New Hampshire.

Under the agreement has announced, US Cellular will provide its more than 30 years of experience in managing and constructing wireless networks to assist Rivada in the deployment of a state-of-the-art network for New Hampshire´s first responders. Excess capacity on that network will be offered for commercial use to support wireless users throughout the state of New Hampshire, including US Cellular customers.

Rivada Networks is a designer, integrator and operator of wireless, interoperable communications networks. Its patented technology creates more efficient utilization of LTE networks, enabling both mission-critical-reliability for First Responders and new business models for commercial wireless services (i.e., wholesale, machine-to-machine, Internet of Things, etc.). Rivada has formed a consortium of companies to build and operate networks in the US and abroad.

US Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don´t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers´ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. US Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2017 US Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about US Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com.