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CommScope Markets New E9-1-1 Compliance Services

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 7:06am
HICKORY, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s revised E9-1-1 compliance requirements, CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks, is offering wireless operators a suite of new services.

The new CommScope E9-1-1 Compliance Testing Services, part of the Andrew Solutions Network Applications portfolio, include together or separately:

* Analysis of existing maintenance test records

* Drive-testing in selected counties to determine existing location accuracy

* Engineering recommendations for bringing networks into compliance where needed.

“The FCC made significant revisions in September 2010 to the rules for compliance in reporting wireless E9-1-1 caller location accuracy, which wireless operators must achieve when locating emergency callers,” said Karl Kessenich, director, Wireless Network Solutions, CommScope. “We have helped operators deploy E9-1-1 networks and meet FCC requirements since 2001, and we expect our decade of experience will be evident in the new compliance testing services.”

The new FCC regulations require county-level instead of state-level reporting when determining E9-1-1 compliance. The FCC has established a series of milestones that operators need to meet along the way to full compliance. The first milestone, coming in January 2012, requires wireless operators to demonstrate that they are on the path to full compliance. CommScope believes its new E9-1-1 Compliance Testing Services will help operators determine their current level of compliance and how they can meet this requirement.

In addition to the testing and compliance services, CommScope offers a suite of location solutions that enables operators to transform their location-passive networks into reliable environments that are fully location-enabled. The GeoLENs® product line of location solutions brings together the elements needed to locate almost any user across networks and relay that information to emergency service providers and location-based service applications that enable new value-added services. GeoLENs location system products offer operators cost efficiencies, capacity and algorithm enhancements, and greater technology integration to address commercial and regulatory applications in an era of rapidly evolving networks, devices, and customer usage requirements.

To learn more about the new E9-1-1 Compliance Testing Services and GeoLENs, visit the CommScope booth at CTIA WIRELESS 2011, March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.

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