Welcome to the Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (ESIF)
ESIF provides a venue to facilitate the identification and resolution of technical and/or operational issues related to the interconnection of emergency services networks with other networks (e.g., wireline, cable, satellite, Internet, etc.).
ESIF is an open technical/operational forum to identify and resolve interconnection issues through the voluntary participation of interested parties. The interest of all members will be served by observing the principles of openness, fairness, consensus, and due process.
ESIF develops standards and other documentation for the interconnection of emergency services networks. ESIF will liaise with industry, governmental, standards, and public safety organizations to apprise them of its deliberations and decision, and ensure the proper coordination of activities. Discussion will be focused on the application of current and emerging technologies to maintain and support the interconnection of emergency services networks.
Applying 3GPP Common IMS to NG9-1-1 Networks
The ESIF Next Generation Emergency Services (NGES) subcommittee is currently working on a new ATIS standard to define the call processing, transport, and delivery of Emergency Service calls within the NG9-1-1 network. This work (ESIF Issue 74) will build upon the NENA i3 requirements (NENA 08-751 Issue 1) to outline requirements for applying 3GPP Common IMS to the NG9-1-1 environment.
ESIF Joint Standards Development
The ESIF Next Generation Emergency Services (NGES) Subcommittee is the lead for the IMS911 joint work effort, which addresses the next phase of defining the processing, transport, and/or delivery of Emergency Service calls within the NG9-1-1 network to the appropriate PSAP (ESIF Issue 81). This initiative is a joint effort with the Packet Technologies and System Committee (PTSC) and the Wireless Technologies and Systems Commitee 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). Click here for more information about the ESIF IMS911 joint standard work.
The ESIF NGES is also providing essential industry input to two ATIS Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee (WTSC) projects:
The Implementation of 3GPP Common IMS Emergency Procedures for IMS Origination and ESInet/Legacy Selective Router Termination (WTSC Issue P0030)
Automating Location Acquisition for Emergency Services VoIP Calls (WTSC Issue P0034)
ATIS Regulatory Reports
On a quarterly basis, the ATIS Public Policy Department prepares reports
on legal, regulatory, and legislative developments of interest to ATIS
members. The reports page is password protected and available only to
paid ATIS members. The reports can be viewed here.
Leadership & Advisory Group
Kelly Springer, AT&T
1st Vice Chair
Martin Moody, MESB
2nd Vice Chair
Terry Reese, Ericsson
Khaled Dessouky, TechnoCom Wireless
Ryan Jensen, T-Mobile
Brett Schneider, Bexar Metro
Tom Breen, AT&T
Steve Barclay, ATIS
Roger Hixson (ENP), NENA Board