Cyren Call Debate: Shades of Gray

Rockwell, Mark
July 2006
Wireless Week;7/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 15, p9
Trade Publication
The article discusses a proposal known as Cyren Call by Nextel founder Morgan O'Brien to give 700 MHz spectrum over to a trust that would help emergency service providers in the U.S. to create and manage a national, interoperable emergency communications system. The details of the proposal are outlined. The conflicting reactions of police and fire departments and wireless carriers to the proposal are provided. The argument between O'Brien and Paul Garnett, vice president of regulatory affairs of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, concerning the proposal are related.


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