The Texas State Wireless Association (TXWA) has partnered with Texas A&M University and the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) to fund a student intern working on future wireless solutions. ITEC is the premier public safety academic research facility in the world.
The intern will be working on projects that include the IMS connection between the public safety broadband systems for non-mission critical voice, NG 9-1-1 to LTE-connected first responders, and other similar projects.
TXWA is also a proud member of the ITEC advisory board which helps to shape the goals and objectives ITEC. The ITEC advisory board is made up of leading telecommunications companies including Motorola, CISCO, and General Dynamics.
ITEC is directed by Dr. Walt Magnussen who is also the Director for Telecommunications for Texas A&M University. Walt received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He has an appointment with Internet2 where he serves as Public Safety Advocate for the US UCAN project. This work involves the advancement of development of Public Safety LTE wireless broadband and NG 9-1-1 networks. Walt has served on two FCC committees, is a Past President of ACUTA and chairs both the IPTV and the VoIP SIGs.
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