Montréal, QC – Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX-V:SIM | OTCQX: SYATF) (the “Company” or “Siyata”) ) is pleased to announce that on December 29, 2017, all 50 states opted-in for the FirstNet “Band 14” Network, a monumental moment for public safety in the United States.
FirstNet was created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when New York first responders were hampered by inoperable communication networks. FirstNet is partnering with AT&T in building an LTE-based wireless network for public safety using AT&T’s existing LTE network alongside FirstNet’s 700 MHz spectrum, otherwise known as “Band 14” and represents 20 MHz of highly desirable spectrum that provides good propagation in urban and rural areas.
The First Responder Network Authority’s public-private partnership with AT&T provides first responders with immediate access to mission-critical capabilities over the FirstNet network. This includes priority and preemption features that give first responders their own ‘fast lane’ on the public safety network to communicate and share information during emergencies, large events or other situations when commercial networks could become congested.
Marc Seelenfreund, CEO and Chairman of Siyata Mobile states., “FirstNet will forever change the way first responders communicate and it should be applauded by the citizens of America. The launch of our Uniden UV350 in-vehicle cellular device coincides with the roll out of FirstNet, and greatly improves in-vehicle communication and safety during mission critical situations. As these hardware upgrades take place to be compatible on Band 14, we firmly believe the Uniden UV350 will be at the forefront of this paradigm shift in the industry.”
According to FirstNet’s press release issued December, 29, 2017 key milestones and activities planned for 2018 include but not limited to:
- Expanding the Network and Building Out Band 14:The First Responder Network Authority will issue work orders to deploy the RANs in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the two opt-in territories in early 2018. This will give AT&T the green light to expand FirstNet’s footprint and deploy Band 14 capacity and coverage throughout the nation, providing first responders with the bandwidth and mission critical connections they need to communicate, share information, and use innovative technologies every day and in every emergency.
- Driving Public Safety Innovation: FirstNet will also unlock a new technology marketplace for public safety, enabling first responders to benefit from advancements in innovation. The FirstNet App storewill be filling up with FirstNet-approved mobile apps that are optimized for public safety use over the first responder network.
As previously announced on July 24, 2017 Siyata Mobile commenced device approval for the UV Uniden® UV350 with a U.S Tier 1 Cellular Operator. Additionally, Siyata recently secured a distribution agreement with CNM Wireless LLC, which provides distribution and logistics for wireless devices and accessories to a Tier 1 U.S. wireless operator exclusively, with which Siyata has commenced technical device approval.
The flagship Uniden® UV350 4G/LTE device is currently undergoing device approval with both Canadian and U.S. Tier 1 operators, and the Company aims to receive device approval from the carriers in Q1 and Q2 2018 respectively.
According to a recent report by Inkwood Research, the global Public Safety and Security market is projected to grow to $537.20 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 10.91 percent between 2016 and 2024. The report notes: “Citizens and enterprises face continuous threats from cyber criminals, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. This has increased the demand for public safety and security solutions across the world.”
Siyata Mobile Inc. is a leading global developer and provider of cellular communications systems for enterprise customers, specializing in connected vehicle products for professional fleets, marketed under the Uniden® Cellular brand. Since developing the world’s first 3G connected vehicle device, Siyata has been a pioneer in the industry, launching the world’s first 4G LTE all-in-one fleet communications device in 2017. Incorporating voice, push-to-talk over cellular, data, and fleet management solutions into a single device, the company aims to become the connected vehicle communications device of choice for commercial vehicles and fleets around the world.
Siyata also offers rugged phones for industrial users and signal boosters for homes, buildings, and fleets with poor cell coverage. Siyata’s customers include cellular operators, commercial vehicle technology distributors, and fleets of all sizes in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of:
SIYATA MOBILE INC.
CEO and Chairman
Glenn Kennedy, VP Sales
Siyata Mobile Inc.
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