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In an era dominated by digital communication, businesses are increasingly adopting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for cost-effective and long-distance charge-free communication. However, amid the benefits lies a critical factor: E911. This article delves into what E911 is, its operation in VoIP, compliance necessities, and the life-saving advantages it offers. It emphasizes the legal obligations, benefits like accurate location data, and the necessity for regular testing to ensure compliance. Ultimately, E911 in VoIP is not just a regulatory checkbox but a crucial service that underscores a provider’s commitment to public safety.

As Hurricane Idalia sets its sights on Florida for this week’s impending landfall, Verizon is taking proactive measures to ensure the readiness of its personnel and resources, poised for rapid deployment to aid in the swift recovery of critical communication infrastructure. With the anticipation of substantial damage caused by the storm’s fierce winds and flooding, Verizon’s network team is preparing for worst-case scenarios.

As the UK government’s ambitious 4G-enabled Emergency Services Network (ESN) faces icy progress, reports suggest potential delays until 2029 and rising costs from the initial $5 billion to over £11 billion. Observers slam the lack of a solid implementation plan, leading to ineffectual spending. Although originally planned to replace the Airwave network by 2019, the slow-paced development has compelled emergency services to incur unnecessary expenses. Further complications arise as Motorola, initially tasked with developing the ESN, withdraws from the project. As the quest for a reliable new supplier begins, it’s clear that these developments will continue to captivate telecoms industry watchers.

Rogers Communications Inc. has announced plans to offer full 5G connections to Toronto’s subway system, including 911 access for all users. The telecom corporation has agreed to buy BAI Canada. BAI has had exclusive rights to establish the Toronto Transit Commission wireless network since 2012. Rogers will now be able to make the investments needed to develop a comprehensive and reliable 5G network for the entire TTC subway system as a result of this transaction. 5G network construction is projected to take about two years. Rogers will collaborate with the TTC on a phased deployment strategy, including network design, architecture, and rollout logistics, for both network enhancements and growth in stations, concourses, and all subway tunnels. Extensive fiber network and radio equipment improvements are required to update the network and boost the cellular capacity of the present 3G and 4G networks. In addition, they are required to improve service…

 DIDWW, a global telecoms provider offering premium quality VoIP communication and SIP trunking services for businesses and telco carriers, has announced the expansion of its emergency services support. Emergency calling capabilities with the DIDWW SIP service has now been activated in sixteen additional countries: Norway, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.   As more businesses are moving away from traditional telephony and taking their communication solutions into the cloud, the need for emergency services support while using IP-based services has increased significantly. DIDWW ensures reliable connectivity to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) via local dialing in selected regions, meeting the highest standards of regulatory compliance. The DIDWW Emergency Dialing service allows outgoing emergency calls from DID numbers, thereby facilitating the access by DIDWW customers to diverse new markets for a variety of business initiatives, even those…

The Federal Communications Commission got a settlement from four firms in relation to emergency calling standards that were not delivered in 2020. The federal prosecution focused on the four corporations involved in the 911 calls, namely Verizon, AT&T, Intrado, and Lumen Technologies, and their inability to fulfill 911 call delivery commitments.   Verizon has agreed to pay $274,000 to settle an inquiry into an outage that occurred on May 7, 2020. The other inquiries were all centered around outages on September 28, 2020. With its $460,000 payment, AT&T will resolve two investigations, while Lumen and Intrado will pay $3.8 million and $1.75 million, respectively. The massive payout demonstrates the corporations’ willingness to accept responsibility for their failure to effectively accommodate emergency calls.   Each firm has also promised to put in place a compliance strategy. Within 90 days of the consent decree’s effective date, each carrier must examine and adjust…

DIDWW, a leading global provider of two-way voice and SMS communications, has announced the expansion of its emergency services support to additional countries – Thailand, Panama and Italy. Meeting the highest requirements for regulatory compliance, the company ensures reliable connectivity to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) using local dialing in these regions. The ability to contact emergency services is vital. DIDWW private, geo-redundant, global network infrastructure is designed to deliver every single call, providing access to emergency services at the most crucial moments. This mission-critical reliability is underpinned by the highest regulatory compliance requirements adhered to by DIDWW, thereby ensuring premium call quality to the relevant PSAPs. Tadas Urbietis, Carrier Relations Manager at DIDWW, added, “We are really pleased to expand our emergency services to Thailand, Panama and Italy, thereby strengthening our offerings to customers in these regions. We are happy to offer peace of mind for our…