Requirements for Emergency Telecommunication Capabilities in the Internet

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ieprep WG)
Authors Cory Beard  , Hal Folts  , Ken Carlberg 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2002-10-25)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document outlines user requirements for IP-based networks to enable and support an authorized emergency telecommunications service (ETS)for use by authorities to organize and coordinate emergency and disaster relief operations. It provides a basis from which ETS can be negotiated to provide user-acceptable communications. The requirements in this document relate to user expectation and are general, functional, and intended to provide wide latitude in implementation options. This document also provides in-depth background on the state of emergency telecommunication capabilities as they exist today and the motivation for supporting these in IP networks. Specific system requirements involving end-to-end and network issues are presented in [2].


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