HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sixth paragraph, third sentence should read: Rivada has formed a consortium of leading companies to build and operate networks in the U.S. and abroad.
The corrected release reads:
RIVADA NETWORKS RECEIVES TOP SCORE IN MICHIGAN “FIRSTNET” ALTERNATIVE STATE-PLAN RFP
Rivada Networks, together with its team of global leading industry partners, has received the top score among three bidders for a statewide public-safety broadband network in Michigan, the company announced today. As a result, the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget has recommended that the state analyze Rivada’s bid alongside the federal government’s state plan for Michigan “to determine the best value bid for the state,” according to a recommendation released by the state of Michigan on June 23, 2017.
“We are honored that our alternative plan for public safety broadband in Michigan will have the chance to be placed side-by-side with the federal government’s offering,” said Declan Ganley, executive chairman and co-CEO of Rivada Networks. He added: “By putting out this RFP, Michigan has given its Governor a real choice, as envisioned in the legislation that created FirstNet.”
Michigan is the second state, after New Hampshire, to select a vendor for a state alternative plan. Rivada has been named the preferred bidder in both states, and has already delivered a full-fledged alternative plan to New Hampshire’s governor for his consideration alongside FirstNet’s plan for his state. Six other states have RFPs pending or currently in evaluation.
“With FirstNet’s draft state plans now in Governor’s hands, we expect more states to follow Michigan’s New Hampshire’s leads,” Ganley said. “This is only way to ensure that governor is getting the best possible network for his or her state’s first responders. We look forward to the opportunity to have our plan compared directly with FirstNet’s.”
Rivada has already made state-specific “white papers” available to any state that has not already started a procurement for alternative plans. These white papers lay out the Rivada approach to public safety broadband to help governors make an informed choice under the Public Safety Spectrum act.
About Rivada Networks
Rivada Networks is a leading 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 leading companies to build and operate networks in the U.S. and abroad.