ETSI issues Next Gen 112 and AML standards


ETSI has published a new specification for Next Generation 112, as well as one for the advanced mobile location (AML) call function. The first is ETSI TS 103 479, with the latter being labelled ETSI TS 103 625.

According to the organisation, ETSI TS 103 479 specifies the “core elements of the architecture for independent [network] access to emergency services, enabling interoperability of implementation.”
These ‘core elements’ support centralised mapping and routing, with ‘functional elements’ of the network taking in security measures, as well as the ability to forward communication to the correct emergency services call centre.
Speaking of the new specification, ETSI’s EMTEL rapporteur Dr Wolfgang Kampichler said: "I am very pleased to see that NG112 standardisation helps citizens communicate with emergency responder organisations [using] 21st century technology.”
Discussing the element of the standardisation relating to AML meanwhile, ETSI EMTEL chair, Cristina Lumbreras said: “If AML was deployed everywhere in Europe, it would save up to 7,500 lives and 95 billion euros in ten years. AML is already implemented in all Android and IOS cell phones.”
She continued: “These technologies can provide a location precision as good as five metres outdoors, which is a significant improvement on existing cell coverage provided by mobile networks.”
AML is currently implemented in 22 countries worldwide, following the publication of the first ETSI technical report TR 103 393.

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