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NENA Applauds the Wireless Industry’s Commitment to Improving 9-1-1 Location Accuracy

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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NENA applauds today’s announcement by CTIA and nationwide wireless providers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, that they are implementing new handset-based technologies that more accurately determine the location of mobile 9-1-1 callers.

Device-based hybrid (DBH) location technology solutions use a combination of smartphone technologies, sensors, satellite GPS, and crowd-sourced Wi-Fi measurements to find 9-1-1 callers in a variety of environments where traditional location technologies are less reliable, including inside of buildings.

“With nearly 200 million 9-1-1 callers per year relying on wireless devices, it’s essential that 9-1-1 professionals are able to quickly and accurately locate these mobile callers,” said NENA’s CEO Brian Fontes. “We applaud the wireless industry, device manufactures, and software engineers for coming together to enable these life-saving advances in location technology.”