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USTelecom Breakfast Briefing on Next Generation 9-1-1

Presented by:
The National Emergency Number Association

Now available on demand:  There is no fee to watch, but you must register.

It is no surprise that data communication is swamping telecom networks. Consumers are generating growing amounts of data on their own through texting, emailing, and social networking, and rely less and less on their phones for talking. Yet the current 9-1-1 system was built on the basis of voice communications (call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency). While voice remains the best choice for a 9-1-1 call, most consumers should be provided the option to text or email when they are experiencing an emergency. When needed, texting or emailing is far more discreet and can be done almost silently for those who find themselves in situations where speaking could prove harmful to their own safety. For some consumers, texting is their primary or only option to communicate. So, what are the 9-1-1 experts doing about texting, emailing and the next generation of emergency communications?

This Briefing Explains

  • The next generation of 9-1-1 and how it differs from today’s 9-1-1 service.
  • How telecom companies can be leaders in emergency communications by adapting to this next generation.
  • What happens as we move away from the PSTN as we know it and move to all-IP telecom providers?
  • What does the all-IP network mean for emergency communications and the next generation of 9-1-1?

Who Should Attend?

  • 9-1-1 coordinators at telecom companies
  • Telecom executives who want to know about and prepare for the next generation of 9-1-1
  • policymakers working in the areas of emergency communications and homeland security
  • Technology providers who are developing the next generation of 9-1-1

Dr. Brian Fontes, CEO, National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Trey Forgety, Government Affairs, NENA
Bob Gojanovich, TCS
Roger Hixson, Technical Issues Director, NENA
Ty Wooten, Education and Operations Issues Director, NENA

The event is free to all, but you must register. There are a limited number of seats available for the in-person event at USTelecom.

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