June 11, 2017

Preparing for Next Generation 9-1-1: Highlights of CRTC Decision Explored with CATA advocacy leader, Bill Elliott

advocacy6Next- Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1)

Recently, the
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) directed all telephone and mobile wireless companies to update their networks in order to be ready to provide next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) services by 2020.

Fully deployed, NG9-1-1 allows for callers to send text messages, pictures and videos as well as enhanced location information. NG9-1-1 is also anticipated to significantly facilitate interoperability between emergency responders and and other public safety agencies.

Watch this 6-minute briefing with
Bill Elliott, member of the CRTC’s Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG) and 9-1-1 Advisor for FOX GROUP, as he provides an overview of the CRTC decision and its impact to industry, provinces, and ultimately every Canadian citizen.


This is the first of a planned series of discussions related to this decision and NG9-1-1 more broadly. Future webcasts will feature Mr. Elliott along with other recognized public safety and industry experts and allow for the sharing of interactive presentations and live question and answer sessions.

To stay informed of upcoming webcasts or to offer to take part in mission critical public safety and security discussions, contact CATA
Alliance’s Chief Business Officer, Kevin Wennekes at email: kwennekes@cata.ca.


Exclusive Public Safety & Security Briefing: Challenges & Opportunities: Register today!

On June 16, join CATAAlliance’s Katherine Thompson, Cyber Security Leader and Kevin Wennekes for an exclusive Public Safety & Advanced Security Briefing on the technology challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s public safety providers, including first responders, emergency management offices, public safety agencies, hospitals, port and border services, utilities, and public policy makers generally. Register at: http://cata.ca/2017/public-safety-security/

New Joint Private Sector and Policing Council to Address Cybercrime in Canada

For the first time in their respective histories, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and CATAAlliance have joined forces to create a joint advisory body supporting the advancement of the national cybercrime strategy for Canada. More at: http://cata.ca/Communities/PSAB/News/psab_nr0271701.html

Two Public Safety Video Channels featuring over 100 interviews

Check out CATAAlliance’s Vimeo Channels related to public safety and security.

Public Safety & Security Channel – over 100 interviews now available: https://vimeo.com/channels/securitypublicsafety

Cybercrime Confidential – newly launched in support of the eCrime Cyber Council mandate: https://vimeo.com/channels/cybercrimeconfidential

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