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Definitions Edit

The Wireless Priority Service (WPS) is

[a] method of improving connection capabilities for a limited number of authorized national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) cell phone users. In the event of congestion in the wireless network, an emergency call using WPS will wait in queue for the next available channel. WPS calls do not preempt calls in progress or deny the general public's use of the radio spectrum.[1]
a federal program that authorizes cellular communications service providers to prioritize calls over wireless networks. Participating service providers typically deploy WPS in stages until service is available in most coverage areas and functionality has reached full operating capability.
[A] priority communications service for improving call completion capabilities for authorized NS/EP cell phone users. In the event of congestion in the wireless network, an emergency call using WPS can queue for the next available channel. All WPS (and GETS) calls will receive priority during access, transport, and egress to a wireless mobile on a WPS carrier, even if the terminating mobile is not subscribed to WPS. WPS calls do not preempt calls in progress or deny the general public's use of the radio spectrum.[2]

Overview Edit

To complement GETS wireline services, in 2002 the NCS deployed the Wireless Priority Service (WPS).

References Edit

  1. NSTAC Report to the President on Cloud Computing, at C-6.
  2. NSTAC Report to the President on the Internet of Things, Glossary, at C-5.

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