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FCC Report and Order – Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911 Calls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Report and Order which requires Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) providers to implement location-based routing (LBR) for wireless 911 voice calls and real-time text (RTT) communications to 911 nationwide. With LBR as implemented under these rules, CMRS providers will use precise location information to route wireless 911 […]

New Capabilities from Apple Improve Location Information and 911 Call Delivery

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Last week, Apple announced two new capabilities that 911 agencies should be aware of. Read Here: Precise location for text-enabled jurisdictionsSince text-to-911 became available, PSAPs have received only limited location information with a text session: typically the location of the tower, or the “centroid” of the cell sector serving the user’s device. There have been tremendous […]

North Dakota PSAPs Coordinate Regional 9-1-1 Deployment

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Half of North Dakota’s public-safety answering points (PSAPs) selected Airbus DS Communications’ 9-1-1 call handling solution. Eleven out of 22 PSAPs in the state collectively coordinated the contract through the North Dakota IT Department, which built the network for the agencies and organized the effort. Through this unique collaboration, the North […]