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DA 99-1141
Released: June 9, 1999


CC Docket No. 94-102

The Commission's Office of Engineering and Technology, in cooperation with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, will host a roundtable discussion of the technical issues involved in the implementation of the performance and accuracy standards for Phase II Automatic Location Identification ("ALI") technologies to be deployed as part of Enhanced 911 ("E911") service beginning October 1, 2001.(1)

Date/Time: Monday, June 28, 1999
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Federal Communications Commission
Commission Meeting Room
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554

Participants for the technical roundtable will be invited from the various industries involved with the provision of E911 location service, particularly technical representatives or Chief Technical Officers ("CTOs") of those companies developing location determination technologies. Details regarding the participants and specific issues to be discussed will be provided in a subsequent public notice. Parties interested in having a technical representative

participate may contact the staff listed below. Parties interested in submitting technical questions or issues for consideration at the roundtable should provide them to the staff listed below by June 17, 1999. We anticipate the roundtable discussion will lead to better understanding of ALI technologies and assist the Commission in its responsibilities to oversee implementation of enhanced 911 services. The transcript of the roundtable discussion will become part of the record in the above-referenced docket.

Attendance at this technical roundtable is open to the public. Seating will be available on a first come, first-served basis. The real-time audio portion of the roundtable will be available via the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page. Instructions and information regarding the equipment and software needed to access RealAudio are available on the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page at www.fcc.gov/realaudio. The audio will also be available in the Commission's RealAudio archives on completion of the meeting, at the same Home Page. Audio and video tapes of the roundtable may also be purchased from Infocus, 331 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, by calling Infocus at (703) 834-0100 or by FAXing a request to Infocus at (703) 834-0111.

For additional information contact: Charles Iseman, Office of Engineering and Technology, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, Room 7-A363, (202) 418-2444, ciseman@fcc.gov.

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1. Section 20.18 of the Commission's rules, which requires wireless carriers to provide for all 911 calls the geographic location of the caller by longitude and latitude within an accuracy of 125 meters using a Root Mean Square ("RMS") methodology, was adopted in 1996. 47 U.S.C. 20.18. See Revision of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems, CC Docket No. 94-102, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 11 FCC Rcd 18676 (1996) ("First Report and Order and E911 Second NPRM"), recon., 12 FCC Rcd 22665 (1997) ("E911 Reconsideration Order"), further recon. pending. See also, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Requests Targeted Comment on Wireless E-911 Phase II Automatic Location Identification Requirements, Public Notice, DA 99-1049, rel. June 1, 1999.