WTSC NSEP is comprised of members of WTSC RAN, ESIF NGES, and PTSC. The group will develop a joint study on Emergency Services and National Security/Emergency Preparedness Next Generation Network Priority Services (NS/EP NGN-PS) coexistence on LTE Radio Access Networks (RANs). This study will focus on how Emergency Services could potentially starve NS/EP NGN-PS communications during network degradation conditions (e.g., congestion and overload conditions during disaster events) and provide guidance to help mitigate the problem.
Mission: The mission of the ESIF Emergency Services & Methodologies (ESM) Subcommittee is to provide a set of minimum, practical requirements that will ensure consistent, valid, verifiable, and reproducible location data in a variety of access environments based on sound engineering and statistical practice.
Kelly Springer, AT&T
Jeanna Green, Sprint
Mission: The ESIF Next Generation Emergency Services (NGES) Subcommittee coordinates emergency services needs and issues with and among SDOs and industry forums/committees, within and outside ATIS, and develops emergency services (such as E9-1-1) standards, and other documentation related to advanced (i.e., Next Generation) emergency services architectures, functions, and interfaces for communications networks. The Subcommittee has an emphasis on standards development as it relates to North American communication networks, in coordination with the development of standards activities to include relative ATIS committees (e.g., PTSC), ITU, 3GPP, ETSI and NENA.
Open to all ATIS members, and when applicable the subcommittee activities will be accessible to other organizations or groups (e.g., NENA members) that have skillsets ESIF needs to achieve the goals of the subcommittee.
Christian Militeau, Intrado
Terry Reese, Ericsson
The ELOC TF is composed of members of WTSC and ESIF. It was established to focus on the North American specific aspects for improving emergency location capabilities and services such as location accuracy and operating environments. The ELOC TF is also developing the standards and requirements needed to implement the Nationwide Emergency Address Database (NEAD). ATIS serves as the official Program Manager for the NEAD LLC to ensure the successful launch of the database, which will identify and utilize the location of Bluetooth beacons and Wi-Fi access points to help identify an emergency caller’s location.
The ESIF Next Generation Emergency Services (NGES) subcommittee is leading a joint work effort that addresses the application of common IMS (Stage 1, 2, and 3) for the processing, transport, and/or delivery of Emergency Service calls within the NG9-1-1 network to the appropriate PSAP (ESIF Issue 81). This is a joint effort with the Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC) and the Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee Systems and Network Subcommittee (WTSC SN). Issue 81 is a continuation of work previously completed by the ESIF NGES for defining the call processing, transport, and delivery of Emergency Service calls within the NG9-1-1 network (ESIF Issue 74).
Joint project led by the WTSC Systems and Networks (SN) subcommittee and coordinated with ESIF’s Next Generation Emergency Services (NGES) subcommittee and the Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC) for an IMS-based Emergency Services Network (ESN). This work includes: