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Cell Broadcast na Assembleia da República


Na sequência de uma directiva europeia e dos maus exemplos da realidade portuguesa em relação ao envio de SMS em caso de emergência, a VOST Portugal, um grupo de voluntários digitais em situações de emergência, alertou esta semana os membros da Comissão de Assuntos Constitucionais, Direitos, Liberdades e Garantias para a necessidade de Portugal acompanhar, de forma urgente, a adopção de tecnologia Cell Broadcast no envio de informação de emergência aos cidadãos.

Esta iniciativa está a ser coordenada pela VOST Portugal em conjunto com a EENA – European Emergency Number Association – que por seu lado vai indagar o governo português sobre que iniciativas estão a ser tomadas pelas entidades competentes.

Na missiva enviada aos deputados de todas as bancadas parlamentares, a VOST Portugal refere o histórico do processo: A 11 de Dezembro de 2018, a União Europeia tornou obrigatória a existência de um sistema de alerta às populações (DIRETIVA (UE) 2018/1972 DO PARLAMENTO EUROPEU E DO CONSELHO de 11 de dezembro de 2018 que estabelece o Código Europeu das Comunicações Eletrónicas). O governo fez aprovar o Decreto-Lei n.º 2/2019 (https://dre.pt/web/guest/pesquisa/-/search/117726476/details/maximized) que institui o Sistema Nacional de Monitorização e Comunicação de Risco, de Alerta Especial e de Aviso à População. No entanto o governo não especifica que sistema de alerta via dispositivo móvel será usado no alerta às populações, sendo que a sua escolha será feita pela CNPC após recomendação da ANPC, e todos os contactos com a ANPC que tentámos iniciar foram recebidos com silêncio por parte daquela entidade.

A VOST Portugal refere que “no que diz respeito aos envios de alerta para telemóveis, além de aplicações que possam a vir a ser eventualmente desenvolvidas, existem dois sistemas: SMS e Cell Broadcast. É nosso entender, baseado em relatórios técnicos, que a escolha de um sistema de alerta às populações é vital para a sua segurança e que esta tem que ser uma discussão pública pois trata-se de uma decisão que irá afectar toda a população, bem como aqueles que nos visitam, durante anos”. E ambiciona que “A adoção de um sistema de alerta às populações via dispositivo móvel deve ser uma discussão pública, e a tecnologia a adotar não deverá ser baseada no custo associado de implementar uma ou outra solução, mas sim nos benefícios que a adoção de um ou outro sistema podem trazer às populações. 

A experiência que temos em Portugal, e em outros países da União Europeia, é que o sistema de envio por SMS é ineficaz devido à demora na entrega da mensagem (durante o furacão Leslie algumas mensagens chegaram 36 horas depois de serem enviadas), existe a hipótese de através de erro humano as mensagens serem entregues a pessoas que não estão na área de intervenção (existiram relatos de pessoas em Angola e no Brasil que receberam a mensagem enviada para a população de Lisboa durante o mesmo fenómeno meteorológico adverso), e o próprio envio da mensagem por SMS a milhões de destinatários satura os sistemas de comunicação tornando virtualmente as comunicações impossíveis, mesmo aquelas que tenham por destinatário o 112.

Por outro lado existe um sistema designado por Difusão Celular (Cell Broadcast) que não padece dos mesmos constrangimentos tecnológicos existentes no envio de alertas para os telemóveis, pois o envio da mensagem é instantâneo, circunscrito a uma determinada área e que envia a mensagem a todos os dispositivos registados numa determinada torre de comunicações

Fonte: https://vost.pt/cell-broadcast-na-assembleia-da-republica/

What you need to know about the new mandatory alert system


‘It won’t be just a sound, it will come with some information as well’

Nearly all Canadians will receive mandatory emergency cellphone alerts starting April 6. (Getty Images)

Nearly all Canadians will receive mandatory emergency cellphone alerts starting April 6 to warn people across the country about impending dangers and threats, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks

“When you hear that tone, it means that there is an emergency that needs immediate action,” said Scott Shortliffe, chief consumer officer at the CRTC, which is mandating the change.

“It won’t be just a sound, it will come with some information as well.”

The ominous alarm will go off during an emergency, including Amber Alerts, forest fires, natural disasters, terrorist attacks or severe weather.

Shortliffe explained to CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning Thursday how the new system, compatible with all wireless devices on LTE networks, will work in Ottawa.

Here’s what he told Ottawa Morning host Robyn Bresnahan.

Answers have been edited for length and clarity.


‘Imminent danger to life and limb’

Q: Who is going to get this alert?

A: Most Canadians will get the alert on their phones. There’s not a precise tracking of how many Canadians have LTE phones … but we know that 98.5 per cent of Canadians can receive [the alerts].

We [also] know over 87 per cent of Canadians have cell phones.

All future cell phones will be compatible with this. We believe the vast majority of Canadians who have cell phones will be able to get these alerts starting Friday.

People who don’t have up-to-date phones will still get alerts on radio and television.

Q: What does it mean when you hear the sound come out of your phone?

A: It means there is imminent danger to life and limb and it’s one of the reasons why we don’t allow people to opt out of this program.

When you hear the tone, it means that there is an emergency that needs immediate action. Typically, that would be something like a tornado or a forest fire [but] it can be used for Amber Alerts as well.

It won’t be used, for example, for heavy snow fall.

If you hear this alert it’s very important to take action immediately. [You should] read the alert and take appropriate action.

Alerts in both official languages

Q: Will it have sound and send out information?

A: That’s right. One of the reasons why this has taken a while to implement is because it’s capable of sending alerts in both official languages.

It will have that sound, which is the same sound you hear on television or radio, and then you will see the message.

Q: Will there be geographic limits on who hears what sound?

A: There will actually be … One of the benefits of using cell phones with LTE technology is they are geolocated … It sends you the alert for where your phone is at the moment.

So for example, we’re here in Ottawa [but] if you were to travel to Vancouver with your phone and there was an alert in Vancouver you would get the alert there, but not the alert for Ottawa.

[This] will work anywhere in North America.

Not replacing radio and TV alerts

Q: What if your phone is turned off?

A: If your phone is off you won’t hear the alert … It’s not replacing radio and television alerts.

In some cases of particular emergencies, of course, emergency management organization will also send people door to door.

It’s meant to be part of a system. It is not meant to be the sole way of reaching Canadians with emergency alerting information.

Emergency management organizations … [will] determine which alerts to send and when.

I think they will be managing that very carefully and they are not going to be sending any middle of the night alerts unless they’re pretty sure about it.

Q: Will it cost people money to receive this alert?

A: It does not use either your text messaging system or your data system.

It uses cell broadcast, [which is] a push system. Your wireless company will push it out to you but they have no way of tracking whether you received it or not.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-cellphone-emergency-alert-1.4605656

NL-Alert waarschijnlijk pas volgend jaar mogelijk op 4g-netwerken


Het wordt op zijn vroegst pas begin volgend jaar mogelijk om via de 4g-netwerken van de Nederlandse providers NL-Alert-berichten te ontvangen. Veel telefoongebruikers zeggen geen of pas veel te te laat het testbericht van maandag te hebben ontvangen.

nl-alertTerwijl KPN al een landelijk 4g-netwerk in de lucht heeft en providers als Vodafone en T-Mobile daar naar toe werken, meldt de website van NL-Alert dat het op moderne smartphones die via 4g communiceren nog niet mogelijk is om de alarmdienst te gebruiken. Woordvoerder Lodewijk Hekking van het ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie laat weten dat de overheid nog in onderhandeling is met de providers om NL-Alert ook via 4g-netwerken mogelijk te maken. Hij verwacht echter dat dat op zijn vroegst pas begin volgend jaar mogelijk zal zijn, terwijl het systeem al wel in gebruik is.

De providers krijgen volgens de woordvoerder nog geen vergoeding voor de kosten die zij maken voor het alarmeringssysteem; ook daarover is de overheid nog in onderhandeling. Eventueel kan een zogeheten ‘nadeelcompensatie’ worden uitgekeerd. Wel zou het ministerie van Economische Zaken via een wettelijke aanwijzing providers kunnen dwingen om ook via 4g NL-Alert door te geven.

Maandag verstuurde NL-Alert opnieuw een testbericht. Terwijl smartphonebezitters die al gebruik maken van 4g technisch geen alarmberichten kunnen ontvangen, klagen onder andere op Tweakers veel gebruikers die via 2g of 3g zijn verbonden geen enkel bericht of pas ruim na 12.00 uur een NL-Alert te hebben ontvangen. Anderen kregen juist meerdere berichten binnen.

Volgens Hekking is nog niet vast te stellen of de proef beter is verlopen dan de vorige testronde waarbij naar schatting 3,9 miljoen smartphonebezitters succesvol een controlebericht ontvingen. Met behulp van een onderzoeksbureau zal de overheid dit steekproefsgewijs gaan controleren. Over enkele weken wordt daarvan de uitslag bekend. Wel zou het versturen van het testbericht voor de eerste maal vanuit een centraal punt zijn verstuurd, in dit geval via de landelijke centrale meldkamer in Driebergen. Bij de vorige proef werden de NL-Alerts nog vanuit de verschillende regionale knooppunten verstuurd.

Het ministerie geeft ook aan te gaan bekijken of de informatie over hoe een toestel in te stellen op de NL-Alert-website kan worden verbeterd. Sommige bezitters van een mobieltje klagen erover dat de geboden informatie is verouderd of dat een bepaald type toestel niet is te vinden. Verder laat de woordvoerder weten dat er vermoedelijk later dit jaar wederom een controlebericht verstuurd gaat worden. Er zijn nog geen plannen om dit elke eerste maandag van de maand te gaan doen, zoals met de sirenetests wel gebeurt.

 

Fonte: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/96382/nl-alert-waarschijnlijk-pas-volgend-jaar-mogelijk-op-4g-netwerken.html

Taiwan market: NCC to demand cell broadcast capability from 4G operators


Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) on July 31 indicated that all 4G mobile communication operators will be required to provide cell broadcast-based text message services specifically for sending warnings against large disasters to a large number of receivers.

Each 4G operator should set up a cell broadcast control center, NCC said. In addition, 4G handsets to be launched by 4G operators should be cell broadcast-enabled models, NCC noted.

Currently, 3G operators can only send up to 2,000 text messages based on LBS (location based service) broadcasts a minute, NCC indicated.

Fonte: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130801PD200.html