Unlocking the Power of the ESInet

An emergency services IP network, or ESInet, is a critical component of a Next Generation 911 (NG911) system, as well as the entire public safety ecosystem. An ESInet provides the transport architecture required to deliver calls in an NG911 environment.

Implementing an ESInet can take very different paths, and each has unique advantages and disadvantages. The path a public service agency chooses depends on its financial and information technology resources and whether it can coalesce regional support, as well as the level of commitment it is willing to lend to the project. 

There are three ways to implement an ESInet:

  • Contract with a commercial entity, such as a telecommunications service provider, to provision the network;
  • Self-provision it, which means that the network users would own, operate and maintain the network; or
  • Leverage a hybrid approach.

Download this whitepaper to discover the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches.

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