State of Minnesota migrates to next generation 911
CHICAGO — Inteliquent, a leading provider of communications services, has been selected by the state of Minnesota as their next generation 911 (NG911) services provider to ingress all 911 calls on behalf of the state. This is the latest statewide announcement in the important initiative to advance NG911 solutions nationwide.
The state of Minnesota issued a request for proposal (RFP) solicitation in August 2019 identified as “Telecom: Next Gen 911 Services, Event 2000009930” for ingress network technology needs to support next generation 911 services for the state. Inteliquent’s solution is an ingress network, which will interface with a core NG provider and an ESInet network to supply end-to-end NG911. The state of Minnesota selected Inteliquent for their networking expertise, NG911 knowledge, and an ability to deliver the required highly available and resilient service efficiently and predictably.
Inteliquent’s nationwide network, which includes facilities in Minneapolis and Plymouth, MN, forms the underlying basis of the NG911 call aggregation solution architecture. Having this infrastructure and network in place will enable Inteliquent to quickly implement the required architecture for supporting the state of Minnesota’s migration of emergency services to Next Generation 911. Inteliquent will leverage its experience of deploying county and statewide NG911 call aggregation services, as well as its existing relationships with many of the originating service providers (OSPs) operating in Minnesota, to develop migration plans for OSPs.
Chandy Ghosh, general manager and chief operating officer of emergency services for Inteliquent, commented on this exciting win. “The communications landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, which is in turn driving the demand for NG911 services,” Ghosh stated. “This collaboration between Inteliquent and the state of Minnesota provides an opportunity to progress our country towards the adoption of NG911 nationwide.”
Ray Paddock, vice president of business development for emergency services at Inteliquent, added “Minnesota’s phased approach is innovative and addresses the unique public safety characteristics facing the state.”
Inteliquent empowers communications for the top communication service providers, unified communications as a service providers and partners. The foundation of Inteliquent’s communications platform as a service (CPaaS) is its fully redundant, geo-diverse, carrier-grade tier 1 network. This network is trusted by the nation’s largest service providers, as it provides the most expansive footprint of local phone numbers in the United States with over 12,200 on-net rate centers and 300 billion minutes of traffic on the network annually.