Celltick’s Cell Broadcast Center (CBC) has been deployed by three mobile operators in Taiwan to deliver emergency warning alerts on 4G, 3G and 2G networks
San Francisco, Calif., – September 19, 2017 – Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement products, announced today that its Cell Broadcast Center (CBC) platform for mobile mass alert has been adopted and deployed by 3 out of the 5 mobile operators in Taiwan – Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan Star and APT. Celltick’s CBC enables real-time and location-based warning messages in the event of emergencies, to Taiwan’s citizens.
Cell Broadcast (CB) technology allows for time-sensitive content on mobile devices, based on the device’s location. It provides proven capabilities to deliver CMAS emergency messages to cell phones in an affected area, regardless of the size of the area or the subscriber’s service provider. As cell broadcast is not limited by traffic loads, the system operates during disaster, when load spikes may jam the mobile networks. This capability ensures the delivery of messages to hundreds of millions of people at the time of need.
Equipped with advanced APIs for connecting to any kind of network as well as cell broadcast entities (CBE), Celltick’s technology enables federal and/or state authorities to send out urgent warnings, updates, and instructions in times of crisis, such as terror attacks, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Messages can be sent to an entire city, county, region or state-wide even if the mobile network is jammed. The CBC also supports Active-Active fail-safe configuration to guarantee continuous functionality even in cases of equipment failure.
Cell Broadcast has been adopted worldwide as a next-generation wireless Public Warning System (PWS). Celltick’s CBC supports all advanced standards including CMAS, EMTEL, EU-Alert, and ETWS and therefore is ideal for service providers worldwide.
For Governments around the world, looking for an integrated cellular communication system, Celltick offers as a CBE its Alert Aggregator platform, to manage emergency events. The Alert Aggregator connects to all mobile operators’ CBCs in the country, and allows professional event management in a national/regional level.
“We’re seeing an increased demand, by governments worldwide, to facilitate Emergency Mass Alert systems to benefit and protect their citizens,” said Ronen Daniel, CEO of Celltick. “Taiwan is at serious risk of many categories of hazards including extreme weather, epidemics, geological disasters and warfare, hence they need to have the best-of-breed emergency notifications system. Celltick’s in-depth knowledge and experience in delivering dozens of similar projects assured a swift deployment, meeting all requirements.”
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.
(DMeurope Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Russian mobile operator Megafon introduced emergency SMS for its subscribers. Developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Communications, the service uses cell broadcast technology to alert customers via SMS of local emergency situations. The messages apear on the screen of the handset and include a list of emergency telephone numbers.