E911 Report Draws Fans, Critics

Rockwell, Mark
October 2002
Wireless Week;10/21/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 38, p1
Trade Publication
Examines a report outlining the status and future of wireless enhanced 911 systems compiled by Dale Hatfield, former chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Actions taken by AT& Wireless regarding its failure to meet Phase II deadlines on the enhanced systems; Main problem of E911; Suggestion for motivating wireless carriers to upgrade to digital equipment.


Related Articles

  • Martin grilled over Hatfield dismissal. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR Wireless News;3/19/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p1 

    The article reports that U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, vice chairman of the House telecommunication subcommittee, accused Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin of misleading Congress on abruptly terminating a contract for a new enhanced study of wireless emergency...

  • E911: Where Art Thou? Alleven, Monica // Wireless Week;05/14/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 20, p4 

    Comments on the delay in the compliance of wireless communication system carriers to the Federal Communications Commission rule requiring them to provide an enhanced wireless emergency call location system in the United States. Wireless communication carriers which filed for waiver to delay...

  • Reconfiguration milestones, momentum. Edwards, Sandy // Mobile Radio Technology;Jan2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p24 

    The article reports on the status of the 800 megahertz reconfiguration project by Sprint Nextel Corp. in the U.S. The reconfiguration process involves retuning the communication systems of public safety responders to eliminate interference. Sprint Nextel reports that Phase 1 retuning is complete...

  • First responders need wireless communication.  // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Nov2005, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p8 

    The article reports that United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is emphasizing the need for emergency first responders to have a mobile, wireless system that allows them to talk to each other in times of crisis anywhere in the country.

  • Protecting Your Personal Space. Worthman, Ernest // Wireless Design & Development;Jun2005, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p6 

    Comments on jammers which effectively jam any cell phone signals with a radius of four meters. Efforts of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to manage jammers; Purpose of the legality of jammers in Japan; Problem associated with jammers in case of national emergency.

  • Bitter Harvest. Crowe, David // Wireless Review;9/15/2001, Vol. 18 Issue 18, p5 

    Comments on the wireless emergency services proposed by the organization CTIA and some public safety representatives in the United States in 2001. Phases of the services; Disadvantages of wireless emergency services; Changes in emergency networks; Information on the Notice of Proposed...

  • Making Dollars Out Of Data. Felps, Bruce // Wireless Week;11/15/99, Vol. 5 Issue 46, p39 

    Provides information on how the requirements set by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) governing enhanced 911 services were addressed by wireless companies. Information on a research used to illustrate subscribers' interest in location-based data services; Option for...

  • Enhanced 911 Deadline Day. Grebb, Michael // Wireless Week;10/1/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 40, p1 

    Deals with the status of the enhanced 911 (E911) phase II rules on its last day of implementation in the United States (U.S.). Appeal of the wireless communications industry to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to extend the deadline of E911 compliance; Alternative implementation...

  • Talk Of The Town: 911-Only Phone Safety. Vaughan, Allyson // Wireless Week;06/04/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 23, p56 

    Discusses the problem with the Magnavox Mobile 911-only wireless phones that are activated for emergency calls only. Cost-effective solutions for the problem that the United States Federal Communications Commission is seeking; What could make manufacturers lose interest in 911-only handsets;...


Other Topics