Last year, the FCC published emergency planning guidelines for diversity of communications systems for public-safety answering points (PSAP). These centers are responsible for answering calls to emergency telephone numbers for police, firefighting, and ambulance services. US-based service providers that provide 911 connectivity to these local and regional PSAPs are now being asked to adhere to diversity requirements and report their status. To meet these new requirements, service providers are adding telephony equipment redundancy and route diversity to the central offices, voice switches and databases to provide highly reliable connectivity to PSAPs.
To meet the reliability and availability benchmarks established by the FCC, and to offset the additional costs for service providers, it is imperative that the proper redundancy and diversity is built in the most cost-effective means possible. The Tellabs 1000 Multi-Service Access Platform is the first best choice for the service providers to build this 911 PSAP diversity architecture in an efficient and economically worthwhile manner, by delivering:
- Redundancy and route diversity
- Copper circuits connectivity
- Copper and fiber transport
- Proactive network monitoring
The Tellabs solution is a unique solution, since we are the only manufacturer of fiber-fed digital loop carrier equipment on the market today. That means that Tellabs can terminate any legacy copper circuit on a fully redundant multi-service access platform and transport those circuits across diverse copper or fiber network links. With the legacy of Tellabs, and the proven track record of the Tellabs 1000 MSAP, it is highly likely that our equipment is already approved, installed and operationalized with most service providers, making its use as a solution even more attractive.
To learn more about leveraging the Tellabs 1000 MSAP for adding the highest degree of redundancy, diversity and reliability for connectivity to E911 Public-Safety Answering Points, please refer to this linked Tellabs Broadband 911 Redundancy and Diversity Summary.