​Alexander Richardson

​Alexander Richardson

Alex Richardson is an analyst on the Critical Communications team at IHS, which covers a range of research on LMR/PMR technologies. He has authored market reports on command and control rooms/PSAPs technologies, and critical communications vertical markets. Alongside this focus, he has written and contributed to a number of custom studies & consulting projects related to emergency communications.

Alex has also presented at tradeshows such as IWCE and GITEX, in addition to holding webinars and in-person briefings on his research findings. Most recently, he has been responsible for the development of the group’s ‘Safe Cities’ research.

Before his position with IHS, he worked in a product management and research role in the aerospace & defense sector. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.


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IWCE 2017 Show Report

The IHS Markit Critical Communications Team recently attended IWCE 2017 in Las Vegas. Here were the major trends we noticed at the show along with key takeaways.

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The Transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Technologies

Key points The public safety sector must maintain pace with the wider telecommunications industry. As emergency response technologies currently in use become obsolete, it is critical that the United States modernizes its 911 system to one that is IP-based. • 21 states have indicated they have an operational ESInet in place. Approximately 1,300 PSAPs are connected (as of 2015). • 16 states have awarded an NG911 contract (as of 2015). • 17 of 30 survey respondents indicated they had plans to install Next Gen technologies over next 12 months (as of June 2016).

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Command & Control Room Market Brief - 2017

The focus of the control room research mainly surrounds communications technologies and those used for emergency response.

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