Cell Broadcast | GR-Alert | Greece


Cell Broadcasting (CB) is activated by default on most CB-capable smartphones sold in Greece. If you want to check whether CB is activated or to turn off CB alerts on your cellphone, follow the instructions below, depending on your cellphone. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Cell Broadcasting on Android

The process to toggle emergency alerts on/off on a CB-capable Android device will vary based on the manufacturer. If the manufacturer of your device is listed, check the instructions specific to your manufacturer. For other Android devices, you may use the instructions below. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Under “More…”, select “Emergency Alerts”

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” or “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Read Alerts

Step 1: From your Messages app, select “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap “Emergency alerts”.

Cell Broadcasting on iPhone

CB alerts are activated by default on iPhones sold in Greece and running iOS 13.3 or newer. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu
Step 2: Under Select “Notifications”
Step 3: Scroll down at the bottom of the page, find the “Extreme Alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Read Alerts

You may view your alert history at your Notification Center. From the Home Screen, scroll down to view the Notifications Center.

Cell Broadcasting on Samsung

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Samsung smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select “Apps & notifications”, then select “Messages”.
Step 3: Select “Notifications”, then find the “Emergency Alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Xiaomi

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Xiaomi smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “SIM cards & mobile networks”, then tap the “More…” option.

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Nokia

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Nokia smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Apps & notifications”, then tap the “Emergency alerts” option.

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Huawei

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Huawei smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Sound”, then select “More sound settings”.

Step 3: Tap “Mobile notifications”.

Step 4: Find the “Extreme alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Read Alerts

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Sound”, then select “More sound settings”.

Step 3: Tap “Mobile notifications”.

Cell Broadcasting on LG

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable LG smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: From the Apps Screen, select “Cell Broadcasting”.

Step 2: Select “Menu”, then select “Settings”.

Step 3: Turn all options on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Sony

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Sony smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Messages app

Step 2: Select “Settings”, then select “Area information”.

Step 3: Select “Off”.

Cell Broadcasting on Motorola

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Motorola smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Sound”, then select “Emergency alerts”.

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Alcatel

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Alcatel smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Main Menu

Step 2: Select “Messages”, then select “Options”.

Step 3: Select “settings”, then “Area messages”.

Step 4: Find the “Local messages” option and turn it on/off.

Source: https://www.civilprotection.gr/en/cell-broadcasting

Δοκιμές συστήματος Συναγερμών Πολιτών (112ΣΥΣΠ) με live εκπομπές της υπηρεσίας Cell Broadcast


Στο πλαίσιο των δοκιμών του συστήματος Συναγερμών Πολιτών (112ΣΥΣΠ) του έργου, θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Παρασκευή 12/7 στo διάστημα 13:00-14:00live εκπομπές της υπηρεσίας Cell Broadcast στις περιοχές που περικλείουν τα δύο κέντρα 112 ήτοι σε περιοχές με κέντρο:

-το Κέντρο Επιχειρήσεων της Πολιτικής Προστασίας, Ριζαρείου 1 Χαλάνδρι

– το Υπουργείο Προστασίας του Πολίτη στην Λ. Κατεχάκη

Οι εκπομπές θα ληφθούν από όσες κινητές συσκευές βρίσκονται εντός της περιοχής και υποστηρίζουν την υπηρεσία εκπομπής κυψέλης (Cell Broadcast) ή/και έχουν γίνει ρυθμίσεις ώστε να είναι ενεργοποιημένη.

Τα μηνύματα θα είναι της μορφής «Δοκιμαστική εκπομπή μηνύματος κυψέλης No x».

Source: http://www.ktpae.gr/ΝΕΑ/δοκιμές-συστήματος-συναγερμών-πολιτών-112συσπ-με-live-εκπομπές-της-υπηρεσίας-cell-broadcast

Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/TaxikosNinja__/status/1149607884805640193

Source: https://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/907980/fotografia-estalisan-ta-prota-dokimastika-minumata-ektaktis-anagis

Countries with Cell Broadcast PWS (Public Warning System)


2009 – Japan
2009 – Sri Lanka
2012 – Netherlands
2012 – Lithuania
2012 – Turkey
2012 – Chile
2012 – USA
2014 – Taiwan
2014 – South Korea
2015 – Russia
2016 – Philippines
2016 – United Arabic Emirates
2017 – New Zealand
2018 – Romania
2018 – Canada
2018 – Oman
2019 – Greece
2020 – Peru
2020 – Hong Kong
2020 – To be revealed soon

Source: https://twitter.com/RutErdelyi/status/1116243985339695104

Info: https://www.one2many.eu/cell-broadcast-and-national-public-

One2many enables emergency alerts on small cells


Deventer, The Netherlands – one2many, the world’s leading Cell Broadcast company, has today announced it has rounded up a successful ETSI organised Small Cell LTE Plugfest in Paris, where one2many contributed to successful interoperability tests to enable Wireless Emergency Alerts on LTE small cells as an extension of existing Cell Broadcast systems.

Cell Broadcast is worldwide known for its next generation Wireless Emergency Alert service on 2G, 3G and LTE as well as Wi-Fi networks. Over the years the role of CB in public safety has been expanding, making it possible for governments worldwide to make vital public announcements to millions of citizens, within seconds, on a location-aware basis, without violating subscriber privacy or being affected by network congestion. Some of the Public Warning initiatives around the world are: EU-Alert in The Netherlands, ETWS and Wireless Emergency Alerts (CMAS) launched in the United States by the FCC and FEMA

Maarten Mes, CEO of one2many said “Our customers have requested LTE small cells support on our Cell Broadcast systems, and the ETSI plugfest tests prove it works. Which means that we now support emergency alerts on LTE small cells, next to regular CDMA, GSM, 3G, LTE and Wifi networks.”

The 2nd Small Cell LTE Plugfest was held from 23 June to 02 July 2014, organised by the Small Cell Forum, in partnership with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and was hosted by the ORANGE Labs in Paris. By connecting its CBC and broadcasting live CMAS messages one2many enabled mobile network equipment vendors to assess their CMAS/Cell Broadcast product interoperability and verify the correct interpretation of 3GPP and other base specifications.

one2many provides Cell Broadcast technology to telecoms operators across the world. Cell Broadcast technology delivers a non-intrusive, real-time service for the distribution of text-based messages to mobile handsets, specific to their current location. Cell Broadcast is capable of broadcasting one single message to reach all mobile handsets in an area as small as one radio cell and as big as an entire country. Sending a message to millions of handsets takes a matter of seconds, making the service ideal for applications such as public warning, location-based services and mobile social media.

Fonte: http://one2many.eu/en/news/emergency-alerts-on-small-cells

one2many Introduces Machine-to-Machine Cell Broadcast


one2many, the world’s leading Cell Broadcast company has today announced that it has created a high performance Cell Broadcast Centre designed for high volume machine-to-machine applications.

One2many has successfully completed performance benchmark testing for its new high performance CBC, proving a leap in message processing power in terms of speed, latency and volumes. The system performance upgrade enables mobile operators to extend their Cell Broadcast services, like Emergency Alerts, to the vastly growing M2M market; and resolving key challenges of this exploding opportunity.

Cell Broadcast, a one-to-many, location based message broadcast technology, is standardized and available on 2G, 3G and LTE networks. As the number of connected M2M devices increase exponentially, wireless networks need to be optimized in order to cater for this new class of ‘subscribers’. To connect potentially billions of devices in a high volume and low ARPU context, the bandwidth usage, operational and individual module costs need to be reduced. Cell Broadcast for M2M (CB-M2M) enables efficient mass one-way communication, even without devices having to be registered, authenticated and connected to the wireless network. CB-M2M increases capacity, reduces network overhead, and most importantly gives the wireless carrier total control over the content and billing.

Maarten Mes, CEO of one2many, commented: “Cell Broadcast technology offers a unique set of capabilities to the machine to machine industry, solving wireless carriers challenges when introducing high volume, low ARPU applications. Cell Broadcast aligns cost and revenue for mass deployment, making the M2M business case work.”

The M2M market can benefit from existing carrier deployments as Cell Broadcast is being introduced worldwide as a next generation wireless Emergency Alert service, allowing governments to make vital public announcements to millions of citizens, within seconds, on a location-aware basis, without violating subscriber privacy or being affected by network congestion.

Cell Broadcast technology delivers a non-intrusive, real-time service for the distribution of text-based and binary messages to mobile handsets, specific to their current location. It is capable of broadcasting one single message to reach all mobile handsets in an area as small as one radio cell and as big as an entire country. Sending a message to millions of handsets takes a matter of seconds, making the service ideal for time critical mass applications such as public warning and now machine to machine applications.

Fonte: http://one2many.eu/en/news/press-release-machine-to-machine-cell-broadcast

one2many introduces LTE Cell Broadcast emergency alerts


one2many, the world’s leading Cell Broadcast company, has today announced that it has successfully completed IOT for its LTE interface. The addition of SBc to its library of network interfaces enables mobile operators to extend Cell Broadcast services, like Emergency Alerts, to their next generation LTE networks.

 

Over 300 operators have committed to LTE, and the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) expects to have 150 commercial LTE networks operating in 64 countries by end-2012. As LTE handsets become available in the market place, one2many’s customers have requested LTE support on their multi RAN technology CBC platforms. Cell Broadcast, a one-to-many textual broadcast technology, is standardized and available on 2G, 3G and now LTE. In addition, CB is the only standardized wireless technology for Emergency Alerts.

 

Cell Broadcast is being introduced worldwide as a next generation wireless Emergency Alert service and will continue to play a crucial role in public safety, allowing governments to make vital public announcements to millions of citizens, within seconds, on a location-aware basis, without violating subscriber privacy or being affected by network congestion. Some of the Public Warning initiatives around the world are: EU-Alert, ETWS and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA – a part of CMAS) which was recently launched in the United States by the FCC and FEMA.

 

Maarten Mes, Managing Director of one2many, commented: “There is no better use of mobile technology than for Emergency Alerts. Our customers have requested and even demanded LTE support on our Cell Broadcast systems which are already in use on CDMA, GSM, 3G and Wifi networks. We are delighted to enable our customers to create a safer world for their subscribers.”

 

one2many provides Cell Broadcast technology to telecoms operators across the world.  Cell Broadcast technology delivers a non-intrusive, real-time service for the distribution of text-based messages to mobile handsets, specific to their current location. Cell Broadcast is capable of broadcasting one single message to reach all mobile handsets in an area as small as one radio cell and as big as an entire country. Sending a message to millions of handsets takes a matter of seconds, making the service ideal for applications such as public warning, location-based services and mobile social media.

 

Fonte: http://www.one2many.eu/en/news/one2many-introduces-lte-cell-broadcast-emergency-alerts