DoT, NDMA conduct Cell Broadcast Alert System testing to enhance emergency communication during disasters, ET Government
During the testing period, people may receive simulated emergency alerts on their mobile devices.
In collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority, The Department of Telecommunications is conducting a Cell Broadcast Alert System testing to enhance emergency communication during disasters and ensure the safety and well-being of citizens.
The tests of the Cell Broadcast Alert System are being conducted on each Telecom Service Provider. These tests will be performed from time to time in various regions across the country to gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency alert broadcasting capabilities of the systems in place of various Mobile Operators and Cell Broadcast Systems.
“When Every Second Counts: DoT and NDMA Cell Broadcast Alert System for Quick Disaster Communication”
The Cell Broadcast Alert System is a state-of-the-art technology that allows us to send critical and time-sensitive messages for disaster management to all mobile devices within a designated geographical area, irrespective of whether the recipients are residents or visitors. This ensures that important emergency information reaches as many people as possible in a timely manner.
It is used by government agencies and emergency services to inform the public about potential threats and keep them informed during critical situations. Cell Broadcast is commonly used to deliver emergency alerts, such as severe weather warnings (for example–tsunamis, Flash floods, earthquakes, etc), public safety messages, evacuation notices, and other critical information.
During the testing period, people may receive simulated emergency alerts on their mobile devices. To enable people to understand that these alerts are part of the planned testing process and do not indicate an actual emergency, each test alert will be clearly labeled as a “SAMPLE TESTING MESSAGE.”