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Radio, wireless and broadband are the lifeblood of public safety communications. MCP helps our clients confidently enhance and evolve their systems by focusing on the strategic and unique needs of their emergency communications operation. We are committed to ensuring systems are not only reliable, capable and scalable, but also cost-effective—custom designed to fit within a client's budget throughout the system's life. We've completed hundreds of engagements in nearly every aspect of public safety radio, wireless and broadband communications. Our specialties include analog and digital Project 25 (P25), broadband data systems (LTE), backhaul, including microwave and fiber, as well as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network being implemented by FirstNet.

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In-building public safety radio coverage: tips for overcoming limitations and issues

Public safety needs visibility into the NPSBN's design

Four tips for agencies considering mission critical push-to-talk apps

Commercial PTT technology: what it means for your land radio strategy

More than just a radio consultant—what clients can expect working with MCP

  • Multi-generational systems that increase coverage, extend capacity and deliver public safety grade reliability
  • Maximum value from their investment—our support efforts generate an average of 25 - 40 percent in savings to reinvest in other initiatives
  • Greater confidence they will achieve their objectives with more control and reduced risk
  • A forward-looking approach to their project
  • Improved policies, systems and processes surrounding their LMR system

Radio, wireless and broadband services

  • Master planning services
  • Operational and technical needs assessments
  • Project and construction management
  • Procurement management
  • Training, education and outreach coordination
  • System design and implementation management


  • FirstNet transition planning
  • Communication facility site development
  • Spectrum acquisition and FCC licensing
  • Propagation studies and RF system design
  • Governance and cost-sharing of regional systems
  • Interoperability planning and network development

How the Impending T-Band Deadline Will Impact Public Safety Agencies

Public safety agencies need to begin preparing for the impending 2023 T-Band deadline now.

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FirstNet and NG911 Convergence: Maximizing the Potential of These Game-Changing Networks

Read this report from MCP CEO Kevin Murray on why FirstNet and NG911 convergence should be a priority for public safety.

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The Case for Commercial Push-to-Talk Technology in Public Safety

This whitepaper discusses the rise of push to talk technology in public safety communications.

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What’s the Future of Land Mobile Radio in a FirstNet World?

For agencies wondering if they should replace an aging land mobile radio system now that FirstNet has become a reality, this article outlines why that’s not necessarily a good idea.

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push to talk radio systems

Public Safety Should Look Hard at Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk

Download this whitepaper to learn more about the right factors to consider when deciding whether to implement mission-critical push-to-talk technology.

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Butler County, PA Maximizes the Value of its Land Mobile Radio System with MCP’s Guidance

Working alongside MCP, a Butler County, PA public safety organization was able reduce it’s system implementation costs while boosting the coverage and capacity capabilities of it’s land mobile radio system.

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