Telecom - Commission Letter addressed to Chris Kellett (CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee Emergency Services Working Group)
Ottawa, 24 October 2022
Our reference: 8621-C12-01/08
CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee Emergency Services Working Group
Subject: CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG) requests for extension for submission of the report related to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Additional Data Considerations
Dear Chris Kellett:
In Telecom Decision 2021-199Footnote1, the Commission requested that the ESWG submit reports with recommendations on a large variety of matters related to the nationwide transition to NG9-1-1 networks and services in Canada and the improvement of wireless location accuracy and its underlying systems.
On 10 February 2022, the ESWG filed an initial request to extend the submission deadline for the Task Identification Form 91 report regarding NG9-1-1 additional data considerations. In response, the Commission approved a new filing date of 10 June 2022 for this report.
On 14 July 2022, the ESWG filed a second extension request to the deadline. Prior to the Commission approving this second extension, the ESWG filed a revised extension request for a report filing deadline of 13 April 2023. The ESWG indicated that although significant progress was being made on the report requested by the Commission, the ESWG requires additional time to complete certain tasks and submit the associated resulting report.
The ESWG submitted that (i) it continues to receive valuable input and requires more time to define the important foundation pieces to implement the future progression of additional data in multiple phases moving forward; (ii) it does not anticipate any matters which would negatively impact the launch of NG9-1-1 Voice; and (iii) additional data will not be widely available until PSAPs across Canada have transitioned to NG9-1-1, which is not expected to occur until 2024 at the earliest.
The Commission has reviewed the request and grants this second extension to 13 April 2023 in order to allow the ESWG additional time to address input on the foundational pieces to implement additional data, complete the necessary tasks and submit the report. The Commission grants this extension as it will enable the ESWG to better inform their recommendations as well as achieve a consensus to deal with arising issues and, as noted by the working group, will not negatively impact the launch of NG9-1-1 Voice.
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c.c.: Etienne Robelin, CRTC, email@example.com
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