San Antonio UA
San Antonio plans to enhance their existing 800 MHz coverage area by consolidating several non-simulcast sites into new simulcast sites. This will improve coverage, especially in the rapidly growing southern areas of the county due to Toyota. This consolidation will also add capacity and flexibility and enable the area re-utilize frequencies at other existing sites and build-out several new sites in adjoining counties based on population growth. They also intend to migrate their infrastructure to more recent technology that will allow them to make the transition to P25 quicker and easier over the next several years. In addition, they plan to improve system interoperability by creating 700 MHz interoperability overlays and establish switch-to-switch connections with several public safety and critical infrastructure agencies (LCRA, VIA Transit, Corpus Christi / Nueces County, American Electric Power [AEP]) locally and regionally. These overlays and connections will leverage existing 800 MHz and 900 MHz coverage areas, existing infrastructure and resources throughout multiple regions but especially along major evacuation routes, logistical support corridors and between regional medical centers. In addition, placing Texas shared interoperability channel infrastructure in the rural
areas adjacent to San Antonio will provide both operability and interoperability for local, regional, state and Federal agencies.