EENA would like to welcome the public consultation on the ECC Draft Report 225 and is delighted that the issue of caller location is being addressed.

EENA completely agrees with the conclusion that “A-GNSS should be implemented as a caller location technique in addition to the existing network based methods”. We are very much in favour of the deployment of A-GNSS for caller location, a beneficial development for citizens’ safety  and emergency services’ work. For this reason, we would like to see clear steps being provided by the Final Report towards the implementation of A-GNSS as a caller location technique.

We would like to highlight the conclusion of the Draft Report, which states that “statistical background material” needs to be produced before accuracy and reliability targets can be set. EENA trusts that the added value of such statistical information would be limited. Nevertheless, even if the need for these statistics is established, we strongly believe that a list of indicators used for this purpose needs to be clearly defined.

Overall, we would like to welcome the Draft Report. We are very much encouraged to see that an issue as significant as caller location, which can have a direct positive impact on EU citizens, is being addressed. EENA remains available to assist whenever necessary.

For EENA’s response to the ECC Consultation and Draft Report 225, please click here.

For the ECC Draft Report 225 on "Establishing Criteria for the Accuracy and Reliability of Caller Location Information in support of Emergency Services" please click here.