White Paper: Using Mobile Technologies in Public Alerting

According to European Emergency Number Association, in 2018:
• Location-based public warning systems are the most advanced systems being used in multiple countries across the world
• It doesn’t take years to implement such systems – most likely, a few months
• These are scalable systems – designed for nations, regions or municipalities
• Authorities are responsible for alerting both citizens and tourists – SMS systems allow for this.
As a matter of fact, European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) of 2018 made Public Warning Systems using telecommunication networks mandatory by June 2022 for all member states. The alerts must be sent to the public’s mobile phones to inform what’s happening and how to stay safe. I
t is a topic that goes beyond Europe and concerns all citizens worldwide, and of course, it is up to the mobile carriers to roll out a suitable platform... 


This paper aims at describing the state of the art regarding the use of mobile technologies in Public Warning Systems (PWS) and introducing Intersec Alerting Solution.

Detailed content

 Chapter 1: Context: two dominant technologies for alerting coexist on the market 

  • Cell Broadcast, the historical and most widespread choice
  • SMS, historically second-best choice, has anyhow been chosen by several countries
  • CB-LB SMS comparative analysis

 Chapter 2: Intersec approach: Combine CB & SMS to maximize both reach and delivery speed of PWS

  • Maximizing reach & time to inform everybody effectively
  • Maximizing successfulness of SMS delivery
  • Increasing campaign effectiveness