Hannes Tschofenig

Personal blog about various IETF and Internet related activities

 

Archive for emergency services

May
31
2013

Those who have followed the work in the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) know that we have been trying to initiate interoperability testing events for some time now. Testing implementations of the next generation protocols developed by various major standardization organizations (e.g., IETF, 3GPP, IEEE, OMA, NENA, ETSI, and EENA) will help us to detect […]

May
8
2013

At the EU Emergency Services Workshop 2013 a regulatory issues panel moderated by Tony O’Brien (Deputy Executive Director, EENA). The panel discussed a couple of topics, including the need for standards, performance indicators, and location. The location slot lead to a heated discussion with the following persons on the panel: Raed Arafat (Secretary of State for […]

Apr
24
2013

Last week EENA organized their yearly EU emergency services workshop in Riga/Latvia. As in the past many emergency services authorities, regulators, vendors, and service providers showed up to discuss the hottest topics. I had the pleasure to meet Mark Fletcher again, who arrived in Riga with his podcasting equipment. Mark interviewed me about the Next […]

Mar
27
2013

Standardization of IP-based emergency services systems is ongoing for more than 10 years and many of the specifications have been completed already in the IETF, 3GPP, NENA and EENA. Nevertheless, new emergency services standardization efforts are born. One of these newly added activities is the work in the ETSI M493 group (which is now transitioned […]

Jul
10
2012

I have been working on IP-based emergency services for many years also. For a while it looked like the standardization activities would finally come to an end and the industry could deploy the stuff they had been working on in various SDOs. Of course I was naive to think that it would be that easy. […]

Apr
16
2012

You may have seen the press release about the publication of the European Next Generation 112 Long Term Definition standard (“NG112 LTD”) flying around last week. The publication of the NG112 LTD document was a big success for us from the EENA NG112 Technical Committee, who had been working on emergency services for such a […]

Jun
27
2011

On June 16th, NENA announced that its Executive Board formally approved an end-state architectural vision for Next Generation 9‑1‑1; along with a number of directives for additional Technical Development review. The document, commonly known as “i3”, lays out a detailed architecture for key elements of NG9‑1‑1 systems, describing how networks and devices will eventually work […]