CenturyLink to Pay Record Fine for 911 Outage

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a record $16 million settlement with CenturyLink and a $1.4 million agreement with Intrado to resolve an investigation into a multi-state 911 outage in which 11 million people in seven states could not reach emergency call centers for several hours. The FCC said the CenturyLink payment is the […]

NENA Approves i2 VoIP Architecture for E911

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) board of directors has approved the NENA Interim VoIP Architecture for Enhanced 911 Services, known as i2. This is NENA’s first major standard on the VoIP and enhanced 911 (E911) system interface. The i2 standard is regarded as an interim system enabling VoIP service providers to deliver E911 service […]

Intrado Deploys VoIP E911 in New York City

Service bureau Intrado Inc. said today it has deployed new infrastructure throughout New York City so VoIP service providers there can provide E911 service for their subscribers. Intrado says New York City is the starting point for a nationwide rollout of its FCC-compliant VoIP E911 solution.Intrados technology, V9-1-1 Mobility Service, lets VoIP operators route their […]

Answering VoIP’s E911 Call

One of the advantages of VoIP is that it eliminates geographic boundaries traditionally associated with voice networks, allowing users to travel while making and receiving phone calls as if they were at home or their office. However, this convenience creates some technical challenges for enhanced 911 services, including the ability to identify the caller’s location […]


VERAZ RELEASES CONTROLSWITCH Veraz Networks is offering a new upgrade to ControlSwitch Release, version 5.5. The company says this release allows rapid delivery of revenue-generating services, flexibility for open platforms, improved IP interconnect and billing support across continents. Veraz says version 5.5 delivers one of the most advanced softswitch solutions for carriers and service providers […]

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