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Free Online "Breakfast Briefing" : What the Telecom Industry Should Know about Next Generation 9-1-1

Monday, November 12, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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Presented at the USTelecom Executive Conference Center, Washington, DC and Online
Thursday, December 13, 2012
8:30AM to 9:00AM (EST) - Check-in and breakfast (in-person attendees)
9:00AM to 10:30AM (EST) - Presentation

There is no fee to register, but you must register in advance. Learn more and 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?

Learn More and Register!

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
  • Policy makers 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 Operational Issues Director, NENA