The U.S. wireless carriers and FCC agreed upon a set of commitments, and the time has finally come to walk the talk. The wireless carriers in question include T-Mobile Us Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS), Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ), And AT&T Inc (NYSE: T). These carriers acknowledge the commitments they made, but they don’t seem quite ready. Some of them have been asking for extra time.
Companies need to move fast
The above parties had agreed upon the provision of vertical location data for 911 calls, and they were expected to provide the services nationwide.
FCC comes out as rather aggressive in its push, setting a deadline that the various parties must meet. In 2015, it set the deadline, which the above companies seem uncomfortable with, as the press FCC extended the deadline.
FCC had initially outlined the great need for all the companies to conform to the set accuracy requirements. It hoped that they would have been ready this spring, but matters seem to be playing out differently considering the preparedness status of the companies.
Companies explain why they should be given an extension
The parties to the deal want FCC to consider the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic to loosen its stances on them. The deadly pandemic paralyzed most of the businesses s operations worldwide, and these businesses were not spared either. They want an extension, hoping that FCC listens to their pleas.
FCC expects the parties to work on delivering the z-axis data with a confidence level of 90 percent. The other requirement is for those companies to outline the uncertainty value accordingly in all the areas they will deliver the data.
Success in getting the companies to play their roles would be good for the various emergency services. They will quickly locate the actual points of origin of the 911 calls.
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