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22/09/2014

EENA’s response on ECC Public Consultation and Draft Report on Caller Location in support of Emergency Services


EENA’s response on ECC Public Consultation and Draft Report on Caller Location in support of Emergency Services

EENA would like to welcome the public consultation on the ECC Draft Report 225 and is delighted that the issue of caller location is being addressed.

EENA completely agrees with the conclusion that “A-GNSS should be implemented as a caller location technique in addition to the existing network based methods”. We are very much in favour of the deployment of A-GNSS for caller location, a beneficial development for citizens’ safety  and emergency services’ work. For this reason, we would like to see clear steps being provided by the Final Report towards the implementation of A-GNSS as a caller location technique.

We would like to highlight the conclusion of the Draft Report, which states that “statistical background material” needs to be produced before accuracy and reliability targets can be set. EENA trusts that the added value of such statistical information would be limited. Nevertheless, even if the need for these statistics is established, we strongly believe that a list of indicators used for this purpose needs to be clearly defined.

Overall, we would like to welcome the Draft Report. We are very much encouraged to see that an issue as significant as caller location, which can have a direct positive impact on EU citizens, is being addressed. EENA remains available to assist whenever necessary.

For EENA’s response to the ECC Consultation and Draft Report 225, please click here.

For the ECC Draft Report 225 on "Establishing Criteria for the Accuracy and Reliability of Caller Location Information in support of Emergency Services" please click here.

EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.

The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.