Sophia Antipolis, 10 March 2023

ETSI has just published the Report of the fifth NG112 remote Plugtests™ event, documenting an overall success rate of 100% of the executed tests carried out during the testing sessions. The interoperability event was organized in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), from 23 January to 3 February 2023 with the support of the ETSI Technical Committee Emergency telecommunications.

The aim of the event was to trial independently and jointly all components of the 112 communication chain based on Next Generation networks. Different topics were addressed, including Location Based Emergency Call Routing, Policy Based Emergency Call Routing, Next Generation Media Types and interconnecting different ESInet deployments.

Organizations from Europe, and North America, had the opportunity to connect their equipment to the test infrastructure and validate the interoperability and conformity of their market solutions using different scenarios from their own labs.

The scope of the event included content-rich emergency calling, location- and policy-based routing and secure transport via TLS. Participants put their products to the test, gaining valuable insights from experiencing a variety of scenarios.

Tested technologies addressed Unified Communication (UC) and Advanced Mobile Location (AML), standardized by ETSI. The event was used to validate the ETSI specification “Core elements for network independent access to emergency services”, ETSI TS 103 479, updated this month.

The results of the tests show that the NG112 technology is mature and that various vendors already provide the different elements of the NG112 equipment chain. It also confirms that those elements interoperate with each other, thus providing a large choice of innovative products to build next generation emergency communication solutions. With the technical foundation of ETSI TS 103 479 and its accompanying standards, the conditions for procurement and deployment are reached.

In addition, a workshop was held online after the event on 15 February 2023 and focused on the test results of the ETSI NG eCall 2022 and NG112 Plugtests 2023 events. ETSI and EENA as well as technical experts outlined the achievements of these interoperability events.

Download the Report here: Report of the fifth NG112 remote Plugtests