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. It 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...
Chapter 1: Context: two dominant technologies for alerting coexist on the market
Chapter 2: Intersec approach: Combine CB & SMS to maximize both reach and delivery speed of PWS