NEAD (National Emergency Address Database)

From NENA Knowledge Base

NEAD (National Emergency Address Database) is a database that utilized MAC address information to identify a dispatchable location for nearby wireless devices within the CMRS provider’s coverage footprint. The NEAD was decommissioned on February 14, 2020. For more information, see NENA Statement on NEAD Decommissioning.

Relevant NENA Documents


NENA-STA-015, NENA Standard Data Formats for 9-1-1 Data Exchange & GIS Mapping

External References



NENA Statement on NEAD Decommissioning