美国电话电报公司(AT&T)称,FirstNet在第三季度的网络连接量达到170万,订阅机构达到14000家

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根据承包商AT&T的数据,截至9月底,超过1.4万个第一响应实体订阅了FirstNet,并与全国公共安全宽带网络建立了超过170万个连接,这意味着FirstNet前14个月增加了近100万个连接

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美国电话电报公司首席财务官约翰·斯蒂芬斯上周电话会议上宣布了这一170万用户连接数,这一数字突显了该公司第三季度的表现。

AT&T发言人今天向IWCE的紧急通信确认,截至9月底,超过14000个机构和组织订阅了FirstNet。今年7月,AT&T的一位官员称FirstNet拥有超过13000家订阅代理

根据承包商AT&T的数据,截至9月底,超过1.4万个第一响应实体订阅了FirstNet,并与全国公共安全宽带网络(NPSBN)建立了超过170万个连接,这意味着FirstNet前14个月增加了近100万个连接

美国电话电报公司(AT&T)首席财务官约翰·斯蒂芬斯(John Stephens)上周电话会议上宣布了这一170万用户连接数,这一数字突显了该公司第三季度的表现。这标志着FirstNet连接数从150万个增加到>

AT&T发言人今天向IWCE的紧急通信确认,截至9月底,超过14000个机构和组织订阅了FirstNet。今年7月,AT&T的一位官员称FirstNet拥有超过13000家订阅代理

去年8月,AT&T报道FirstNet拥有超过75万个连接和近9000个订阅代理,因此FirstNet增加了5个以上,根据AT&T的数据,接下来的14个月里,有超过90万个订阅机构和组织,超过90万个连接

2012年FirstNet成立时,业内专家指出,执法、消防和EMS等传统公共安全领域,约有300万潜用户,这些用户构成FirstNet用户的“主要”类别。当“扩展的主要”用户(包括政府、医疗保健、公用事业、运输和其他关键基础设施部门的人员)时,潜的FirstNet市场将增加到1000万以上

但并非所有FirstNet连接都是第一反应人员使用的智能手机。斯蒂芬斯说,更广泛的市场中,尤其是COVID-19大流行时期,其他类型的设备越来越多地利用FirstNet的连接。他说,总体而言,AT&T第三季度增加了约400万台联网设备

斯蒂芬斯上周的电话会议上说:“FirstNet业务中,我们有170万个连接,其中一些是连接设备,而不仅仅是电话方面。”。“所以现发生了。我们正回应,我对此感觉很好。”

AT&T首席执行官约翰·斯坦基(John Stankey)表示,该运营商第三季度移动无线产品流失率较低的一个原因,部分原因是为了履行FirstNet的义务而进行的网络增强,以及利用FirstNet授权的700MHz频谱中的20 MHz的机会

斯坦基电话会议上说:“这是有效的,因为我们过去几年里一直认真考虑建立一个更高质量的网络,从FirstNet开始。”。“更高质量的网络消除了客户离开的理由,因为他们对网络基础设施上获得的服务感到满意

“随着COVID的兴起,无线网络越来越面向郊区而非城市,我们低频段频谱方面的优势——低频段频谱容量上无可争议的优势——起到了一定的作用,因为郊区体验往往是一种更为分散的体验。当你想穿透建筑物内部时,你需要低波段的频谱来做到这一点。市郊环境中,中频不会做到这一点,毫米波也不会,至少短时间内不会,直到密度开始回升。”

 

英文译文:

More than 14,000 first-responder entities subscribe to FirstNet and have made more than 1.7 million connections to the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) as of the end of September, meaning FirstNet added almost 1 million connection during the previous 14 months, according to figures from contractor AT&T.

AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephens announced the 1.7 million connections figure during AT&T’s conference call last week that highlighted the company’s performance for the third quarter. This marked an increase from the 1.5 million FirstNet connections cited by AT&T in July.

An AT&T spokesperson today confirmed to that more than 14,000 agencies and organizations subscribed to FirstNet as of the end of September. In July, AT&T official stated that FirstNet had more than 13,000 subscribing agencies.

Last August, AT&T reported that FirstNet had more than 750,000 connections and almost 9,000 subscribing agencies, so FirstNet added more than 5,000 subscribing agencies and organizations—and more than 900,000 connections—during the subsequent 14 months, according to the AT&T figures.

When FirstNet was established in 2012, industry experts noted that there were about 3 million potential subscribers in the traditional public-safety arenas of law enforcement, fire and EMS that make up most of the “primary” category of FirstNet users. The potential FirstNet market increased to more than 10 million when the “extended primary” users—a category that includes personnel in government, healthcare, utilities, transit and other critical-infrastructure sectors.

But not all FirstNet connections are smartphones used by first-responder personnel. As is the case in the broader market—particularly during the era of the COVID-19 pandemic—other types of devices increasingly are leveraging FirstNet connectivity, according to Stephens. Overall, AT&T had about 4 million connected devices added to the network during the third quarter, he said.

“On the FirstNet business that we have—the 1.7 million connections we have—some of those are those connected devices as opposed to just the phone aspect of it,” Stephens said during last week’s conference call. “So it’s happening now. We’re responding, and I feel good about it.”

AT&T CEO John Stankey said one reason for the carrier’s low churn rate in its mobile wireless offerings during the third quarter is attributable in part to the network enhancements made in an effort to meet FirstNet obligations—as well as the opportunity to leverage the 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum licensed to the FirstNet Authority.

“That’s working, because we have been very deliberate over the last several years building a much-higher-quality network, starting with the FirstNet construct,” Stankey said during the conference call. “And that higher-quality network has removed a reason for customers to leave, because they’re satisfied with the service that they’re getting on the network infrastructure.

“As COVID hit and the wireless networks became much more suburban-oriented than urban-oriented, our strength in low-band spectrum—our literally undisputed strength in volume of low-band spectrum—has helped, because the suburban experience is oftentimes a more distributed experience. And when you think about penetrating inside buildings, you need low-band spectrum to do that. Mid-band is not going to do that in a suburban environment, nor is millimeter wave—at least not anytime soon, until density starts to pick up.”

 

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