Eric Hagerson is Public Safety & Security Government Affairs Director for T-Mobile USA, a nationwide, full service, mobile communications provider. Mr. Hagerson has spent most of his career in the telecommunications industry and his background is varied, including network design and implementation, contract negotiation and vendor development. Mr. Hagerson has consulted on interconnection and intercarrier compensation issues and was T-Mobile’s representative to the Intercarrier Compensation Forum.
He played an integral part in T-Mobile’s federal AWS-1 spectrum clearing efforts which successfully achieved early access to nearly all of the company’s $4.2 billion in AWS-1 licenses; as a result of this work, he was awarded the T-Mobile Summit Award.
Currently, Mr. Hagerson’s policy portfolio is diverse, though he spends much of his time on emergency communications issues. He is responsible for T-Mobile’s 9-1-1 federal and state advocacy efforts, representing the company in front of the FCC and other federal agencies, as well as state and local 9-1-1 authorities. He was also a lead wireless carrier representative in joint efforts with public safety that resulted in the implementation of Text to 9-1-1 and current E9-1-1 location accuracy rules. He chaired the FCC’s CSRIC IV’s Working Group 1 Subcommittee on Text to 9-1-1 location and is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to public safety communications, such as NG9-1-1 and emergency response.