US Mobile Providers Suggested to Use GLONASS at Emergency Calls System


The signals of the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system may be in demand in the United States, along with the GPS signals in the American system of emergency calls, the principal analyst of Noncommercial Partnership “GLONASS” Andrey Ionin said.

“It is planned that the decision of compulsory use of GLONASS signals in the United States will be made on January 29 as part of a public hearing in the Federal Communications Agency of the United States,” A.Ionin said.

He also commented the information that the State Committee on US television, radio and communications (FCC) proposes to divide out the phone calls to the number “911” using the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system. The proposal to use GLONASS was developed by a number of major providers such as AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon, to provide emergency services with more accurate data on the whereabouts of people who asked for help in using mobile phones.

Posted on January 26, 2015, in Space Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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