NextNav Says It Will Exceed FCC 9-1-1 Location Requirements by March 2021
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | Comments

NextNav announced that its Pinnacle service for vertical positioning is now available in fifty major US markets. With rollouts continuing across the country, NextNav said it is on track to exceed FCC coverage requirements for vertical location by the end of March 2021.

The vertical positioning service helps first responders save lives by finding people faster in multistory buildings, supports the FCC's 9-1-1 location accuracy requirements, opens up new urban markets for location-based applications, and unlocks an entire new ecosystem of 3D geolocation products. NextNav's technology exceeds the FCC requirements for wireless E9-1-1 location accuracy, offering Z-axis data within three meters, 94% of the time, the company said.

Since the announcement of an initial sixteen markets in September 2020, NextNav has brought its Pinnacle service online in major cities such as Houston, Detroit, St Louis, Seattle and Atlanta. Many of the largest markets in the country are partially online already and will be fully covered in the coming months, the company said.

NextNav is currently ahead of its projected rollout schedule and is on track to complete its goal of providing service to 105 major metropolitan areas by the end of March 2021. By the time it is complete, NextNav's Pinnacle service will cover an estimated 94% of structures taller than two stories in these markets.

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