UK Cell Broadcast – Public Warning System – Flood Warning System

Public trial planned for later this year.

Testing and trial is with EE. O2, Vodafone and Three are ongoing.

Will be available on 2G, 3G, 4G and also 5G.

The Flood Warning System is multi-channel, is possibles send warnings to go out via multiple channels.

In the UK a large number of phones are already enabled.

iPhone Cell Broadcast Message


Android Cell Broadcast Message


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SISMATE – Cell Broadcast – Peru



Te contamos qué es el SISMATE

Es un sistema de mensajería de alerta temprana que busca notificarte ante algún tipo de desastre antes, durante y/o después. Se te comunicará si te encuentras en la zona de emergencia.

¿Cómo funciona?

El MTC, a través de una plataforma inteligenteEl MTC, a través de una plataforma inteligente, se conecta con los operadores para notificar a los usuarios sobre algún desastre.

notificar a todos los teléfonos EntelGracias a un trabajo en conjunto es que podemos notificar a todos los teléfonos Entel que estén en zona de emergencia.

La notificación de alertaLa notificación de alerta será una forma de prevenirlos según sea el caso.

Saturar las líneas con llamadas o smsAnte un desastre es mejor no saturar las líneas con llamadas o sms. Nos encargaremos de alertar a los equipos en la zona.

¿Cómo puedes habilitar tu equipo pararecibir las alertas de emergencia?

Debes saber que no todos los Equipos cuentan con el software para poder ser configurados. Asegúrate de que esté actualizado en tu equipo.

Mira cómo actualizar el software de un Own Smart 8

Ingresa a Configuración

Ingresa a Configuración

Actualización del sistema
Elige la opción “Actualización del sistema”

Comprobar actualizaciones

Selecciona “Comprobar actualizaciones” y utiliza la más reciente, y listo.

En caso no puedas realizar la actualización o validación, puedes acceder a la configuración acercándote a alguna de nuestras tiendas Entel o comunicándote con nuestro centro de asesoría en línea.


Una alerta que te cuida

Pronto recibirás mensajes de alerta temprana ante posibles desastres naturales gracias al sistema de mensajería de alerta temprana (SISMATE).

¿Qué es el SISMATE?

Es una herramienta tecnológica creada por el gobierno que nos permitirá alertarte de un posible desastre cerca de ti. En colaboración con el Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones se espera, en los próximos meses, que la mayoría cuente con este sistema por el bienestar de todos.

¿Cuál es su función?

Prevenir daños y/o lesiones
en la mayoria de personas posibles

Alertar un desastre en un
periodo suficiente para
poder actuar con calma y
evitar tragedias.




El sismate es un Sistema de mensajería instantánea que alertara a través de los celulares con cooperación del Ministerio de Transportes y comunicaciones, a una zona de riesgo ante posibles desastres naturales.


¿Cómo funciona?

  • EL MTC se comunicara con los operadores para que se notifique a los clientes sobre un desastre.
  • Bitel notificara a los celulares dentro del área de peligro.
  • La alerta es preventiva para poder salvaguardarnos durante el desastre natural.

¿Cómo Habilitarlo?

En caso no puedas realizar la actualización o validación, puedes acceder a la configuración acercándote a alguna de nuestras tiendas Bitelo comunicándote a nuestro centro de atención 123 sin costo o al 930123123 con costo.

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EU mobe warning system for imminent disasters won’t work on iPhone

Europe is shuffling towards an international agreement on emergency alerts delivered to our mobile phones, but if current plans continue you might not ever know you received one.


The idea is being discussed today at the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) with various industry and government reps in attendance, but once they agree they’ll likely be mandating an alert mechanism which won’t audibly alert half the population, and could leave iPhone users to the mercy of the encroaching zombie horde as their handsets don’t seem to get the message at all.

iOS 6 has some support for the Cell Broadcast mechanism the EU wants to make available to national emergency services, though it’s better at responding to the US WEA system messages which alerted residents of the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy earlier this month. The US system only went live in May and only works on the more-recent handsets, but is already proving valuable.


Cell Broadcast should be a better mechanism – it’s part of the GSM standard though not implemented by every operator and not supported by every handset. The idea is that a GSM (or 3G) base station can send out a message to every handset attached to it, with the handsets deciding if they want to receive or ignore the message based on user preferences, but few handsets sound an audible alert even when a message is received, and support for the standard is far from universal.


Cell Broadcast was once envisioned as a mechanism for delivering cricket scores and other time-critical information which customers might be convinced to pay for, but these days it’s hardly used at all, as Vodafone explained to one customer who’d stumbled across the Cell Broadcast settings on a smartphone:


“The option of cell broadcasting is mainly used by network teams when investigating issues and will sometimes be used by emergency services” it said – though hopefully not in an emergency, given the lack of reach.


That’s not stopped the Netherlands adopting an emergency alert system based on Cell Broadcast, following trials in 2007 which showed messages reaching around 90 per cent of handsets (and in part motivated by the proliferation of “citizen journalism” which spreads scares and rumour faster than the government can address them, unless the government has access to such a mechanism).


The geographic nature of Cell Broadcast, and the fact that it is not susceptible to overloading, make it an attractive and elegant solution. But some, such as Intersec’s Gary Buchwald, argue that SMS can be equally robust, guarantees delivery and sounds an audible alert on every handset.


Intersec makes servers which add geographic targeting to SMS delivery, integrating with the operator’s Home Location Register (HLR), which knows the location of every customer all the time. With that data the company can deliver an SMS message to everyone within a specific region, without having to rely on partially supported standards. Cell Broadcast messages are less discerning, so will (for example) arrive on a handset of someone roaming in the area, but neither can it be adjusted to match the language of the recipient.


There’s also a question as to whether the SMS infrastructure could support such loading, though Intersec is adamant it could. China Mobile recently boasted it could deliver 25 million text messages, enough to cover the population of Beijing, in less than 10 seconds, which would seem to make Cell Broadcast entirely redundant.


Which is why the Americans have come up with something entirely new for their Wireless Emergency Alerts. Handset support for that system might be lacking now, but US replacement cycles mean messages reaching just about everyone by the end of 2014, and every handset comes with an interface allowing the user to ignore Amber Alerts (missing children) and Imminent Threat Alerts (most likely weather, but could be other disasters) though there’s no option to ignore Presidential Alerts should Obama decide to say “hi” to the whole country.


The EU will, most likely, go with Cell Broadcast and try to bully the handset manufacturers into better supporting the standard, though Buchwald reckons they’ll have to switch to SMS eventually. That’s unless they decide to embrace the US alternative, though EU citizens might not be keen to see their presidential decrees being unstoppable.



Apple’s iPhone Will Now Feature Japanese Earthquake Alert

Using the next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, Japanese iPhone users will now get an option to receive earthquake alerts according to a 9to5Mac report. This earthquake alert feature will be added to the device’s notification centre in iOS 5 that is expected to release in the coming month.

Japan is said to have a sophisticated system of early warning system that will collect readings from more than a thousand seismic sensors. In Japan, mostly the earthquake warnings are issued through radio, television and text message under the Area Mail Disaster Information Service that sends a mass cell broadcast (SMS-CB) to all handsets in an area about to be struck with a natural tragedy.

3G mobiles have been conditioned to include SMS-CB technology under the Japanese law, but a lot of the foreign-made phones do not provide this technology. Steve Jobs sent an email to Japanese employees of Apple asking them if they or their families needed any support after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Fonte: http://www.intech-bb…rthquake-alert/