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Integrated Public Safety Commission

800 MHZ Rebanding > Rebanding Facts Rebanding Facts

  • Negotiation of the Mobile and Portable Frequency Reconfiguration Agreement (M&P FRA) took 12 months.
  • 23 Mediation Conference Calls were held with Nextel and the Transition Administrator.
  • We still need to negotiate the Fixed Network Equipment Frequency Reconfiguration Agreement.
  • The M&P FRA covers 45, 518 radios.
  • When the M&P Transition Plan was submitted to Nextel there were ~41,000 radios operating on the networks.
  • There are currently 50,207 radios operating on the networks.  A Change Notice will be submitted to cover these radios.
  • Nextel will pay a combined total of $4.4M to the agencies using the IPSC Network.
  • The total cost to Nextel for the M&P FRA is $27M. 
  • Nextel is replacing 1892 radios.
  • The total cost to the State of Indiana for the M&P FRA is zero.
  • The State of Indiana holds 194 800Mhz licenses.  Of those licenses, 179 are for the IPSC trunked system.  15 are for the Department of Correction.
  • There are 1151 frequencies contained in the 194 licenses.  914 of those frequencies need to be rebanded. 
  • All of the current 130+ trunked sites on the IPSC system, except Monticello, use frequencies that must be rebanded.