ANGEN continues to grow as new PSAPs were recently added for Verizon in the Mobile market. Other carriers have circuits installed and tested and more conversions should occur in March. The first set of PSAPs were selected to get one PSAP served by each of the seven selective routers. After this PSAP / Selective Router verification process, additional carriers and PSAPs will be added as soon as carriers are ready.
As of December 31, 2013 ANGEN has processed 10,407 live 9-1-1 calls from T-Mobile, Verizon, and SoutherLINC.
|First Office Verifications - Legacy Selective Routers via T-Mobile||PSAP Conversions|
|9/30/13||Etowah County||Anniston / Oxford - AT&T||12/12/13||City of Birmingham||SoutherLINC|
|10/02/13||Dothan PD||Dothan - CenturyLink||12/11/13||Russell Co Sheriff||Verizon|
|10/22/13||Walker County||Oak Mtn / Birmingham - AT&T||1/10/13||Phenix City||Verizon|
|10/25/13||Huntsville / Madison County||Huntsville / University - AT&T||2/19/14||Mobile County||Verizon|
|10/29/13||Chambers County||Montgomery - AT&T||2/19/14||Baldwin County||Verizon|
|11/1/13||Baldwin County||Mobile - AT&T||2/27/14||Monroe County||Verizon|
|1/5/13||Marion County||Winfield - CenturyLink||2/27/14||Washington County||Verizon|
Press Release - Oct 7, 2013 - Live Roll Out of ANGEN Begins
ANGEN is the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network, a project to install an Internet Protocol (IP) network to allow handling 9-1-1 calls via IP. The project is being funded by the participating 9-1-1 Districts and a matching federal grant for a total project budget of $1,900,000. The annual operating expenses will come from the Alabama 9-1-1 Board's cost recovery fund and the local 9-1-1 Districts' existing budget as ANGEN replaces existing costs in later phases.
ANGEN will drastically improve the delivery of 9-1-1 services in Alabama and will prepare Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) to take advantage of text, video, images, and other data that will improve response to emergency calls. In addition to improvements in call handling, ANGEN is expected to reduce the expenses associated with 9-1-1 for the telephone companies and PSAPs.