CTIA Releases Location Accuracy Test Bed RFP, Names ATIS Program Manager
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | Comments

The 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed, an independent entity established by CTIA, released the previously announced request for proposals (RFP) to select an administrator for the 9-1-1 location accuracy test bed. Separately, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) was chosen as the program manager for the test bed.

CTIA said the RFP is an important step forward to improve wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy. The FCC adopted new rules earlier this year requiring wireless service providers to improve 9-1-1 location accuracy when using mobile devices

CTIA established the 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed to independently and transparently study the performance of new and existing 9-1-1 location information technologies. ATIS will oversee test plan implementation carried out by the test bed administrator. The two-tiered partnership will ensure the test bed produces unbiased data in a timely manner for the various stakeholders in accordance with the FCC’s rule.

“With Americans increasingly choosing to be wireless mostly, the FCC’s recent order recognizes that emergency 9-1-1 technology needs to keep up with Americans’ preferences while ensuring the flexibility necessary for wireless companies to continue to innovate,” said 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed Vice President Tom Sawanobori. “By establishing the test bed and working with ATIS, we are taking key steps toward meeting the FCC’s aggressive timelines. We look forward to partnering with the testing experts who can help industry and public-safety stakeholders evaluate the performance of deployed and emerging wireless 9-1-1 location technologies, such as Z-axis.”

The RFP is available at http://www.911locationtestbed.org/.




 
 
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