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Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017


Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year.

Cell broadcast alerting is a new way of sending information to mobile phones in a set area without people needing to download an app or subscribe to a service.

“The alerts will appear similar to text messages. They are received automatically and for free by all cell broadcast enabled mobile phones in the area,” Mr Brownlee says.

“Discussions with New Zealand’s major telecommunications companies are progressing well and we expect to have contracts signed in the coming weeks.

“Once the cell broadcast alerting system is up and running, an alert will be sent out to mobile phones through the cell towers in the affected areas in the event of an emergency.

“As no technology is 100 per cent failsafe or equally useful in all conditions and emergencies, multiple channels will continue to be used to send alerts when emergencies happen.

“These channels include radio, television, websites, various social media, smartphone apps, sirens and others.

“A range of alerting methods were assessed before cell broadcast was chosen but this system gives the best combination of reach and reliability in New Zealand’s conditions.

“It will get information about an emergency to at-risk communities faster and more reliably than ever before. Plus, cell broadcast technology is not vulnerable to network overloading, so even when the networks get busy after a disaster, alerts can still be sent quickly.

“The system is well established elsewhere in the world in counties such as the US, Japan, Israel, Chile, the Netherlands and Taiwan.

“Countries including Canada, Peru, the UAE and the Philippines are in the process of implementing cell broadcast alerting.

“The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and the three mobile network operators – 2degrees, Vodafone and Spark – are working together to enable cell broadcast technology in New Zealand for the first time.

“The Ministry is working alongside the Fire Service, Police, Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries to develop a system that will work for the whole of government.

“Cell broadcast alerts don’t replace the need for people to pay attention to natural warnings, which is particularly important in the case of earthquakes and potential tsunamis,” Mr Brownlee says.

Source: https://www.national.org.nz/cell_broadcast_alerting_on_track_for_late_2017

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Celltick Enables Emergency Alerts for Mobile Devices in Taiwan


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.”

Source: https://www.celltick.com/celltick-enables-emergency-alerts-mobile-devices-taiwan/

Public Warning – Cell Broadcast

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

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