Enhanced 911 (E911)

Enhanced 911 is a system used in North America which is mandated by the FCC. E911 supports wireless and certain VoIP (see VoIP) phone users who dial 911. Enhanced 911 requires the service provider to provide the phone number of the emergency caller, as well as the location of the antenna receiving the call. The information is given to a Public Safety Answering Point to help locate the caller.