At the recent meeting of Study Group 11 a number of documents
relating to the international emergency preference scheme (IEPS) were
IEPS aims to provide authorised emergency personnel a higher
probability of successful communication under high network load conditions such
as those that might occur in an emergency.
Among the topics dealt with at the meeting were signalling
for support of IEPS to comply with ITU-T Recommendation E.106. E.106 provides
guidelines for extending national emergency preference schemes across
Because Recommendations in this area have potential national
and regulatory policy implications, it was agreed to consider the documents
under the traditional approval process (TAP) rather than under the
alternative approval process (AAP).
ITU maintains a webpage detailing its work in the area
of Emergency Telecommunications.