NENA to hold international next-gen emergency calling test

Thursday, 16 April, 2020

NENA to hold international next-gen emergency calling test

NENA: The 9-1-1 Association has announced it has commenced planning for the first transcontinental interoperability testing event for next-generation NG9-1-1 and NG112 emergency calling.

The event will be a union of NENA’s ninth Industry Collaboration Event (ICE 9) with ETSI and European Emergency Number Association’s (EENA) fourth NG112 PlugTest.

This event will be volunteer driven, with objectives, test scenarios and findings developed through NENA’s ICE planning and steering committees, ETSI and EENA.

The ICE 9 + NG112 PlugTest 4 event will focus on international and global interoperability testing through jointly sponsored tests between NENA and ETSI/EENA and will cover a variety of scenarios including:

  • ESInet/NGCS interoperability testing between US and European environments, with lab-to-lab testing taking place between the NENA ICE 9 lab and the ETSI PlugTest 4 lab
  • Voice communications interoperability in NG9-1-1 and NG112 core services
  • Testing of international peering scenarios and data interchange
  • IoT and automatic/non-interactive emergency calls
  • Initial conformance testing of global implementations compared to normative standards.

“This collaboration is key to improving emergency-calling services worldwide,” said Monica Million, ENP, NENA President.

“By working together with our global partners, we can take next-generation emergency-calling services to the next level.

“Through international events like this, our commercial partners can realise a global economy of scale while our public safety members can leverage increased vendor competition and a greater diversity of technical solutions when designing and deploying life-saving next-generation 911 and 112 systems.”

Further details will be announced at a later date.

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