Rivada Networks Chairman and CEO Declan Ganley released the following statement in response to New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu’s decision to opt-out of AT&T and FirstNet’s federal plan for public-safety broadband in New Hampshire. Today’s announcement by Sununu paves the way for New Hampshire to work with Rivada and its partners to build out a statewide, public-safety grade Radio Access Network (RAN) to serve the state’s first responders.
“Rivada is honored to have the opportunity to build a world-class public-safety RAN for the Granite State,” Ganley said. “New Hampshire ran the longest and most thorough opt-out review process in the country. Now the real work of transforming New Hampshire’s public-safety communications can begin.” He added: “We also look forward to other states joining New Hampshire in building their own FirstNet RANs between now and December 28. Rivada and its partners are ready to work with FirstNet and the states to roll out state RANs in any state that opts to follow this bottom-up approach to emergency communications.”
Brian M. Carney