DoT to conduct Cell Broadcast Alert System testing to enhance emergency communication during disasters

OV Digital Desk
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The Department of Telecommunications is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority, it will conduct a test of the Cellular Broadcast Alert System to improve emergency communication during disasters and ensure the safety and well-being of our esteemed citizens.

In our continued commitment to the safety of the citizens of India and communities, Cell Broadcast Alert System tests are conducted on each telecom service provider. These tests will be performed from time to time in various regions of the country to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency alert transmission capabilities of the systems in place, various mobile operators and the cellular transmission system.

The Cell Broadcast Alert System is a cutting-edge technology that allows us to send critical and urgent disaster management messages to all mobile devices within a designated geographic area, regardless 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 provide emergency alerts, such as severe weather alerts (for example., Tsunamis, flash floods, earthquakes, etc.), public safety messages, evacuation notices and other critical information.

During the testing period, people could receive simulated emergency alerts on their mobile devices. Please be assured that these alerts are part of the planned testing process and do not indicate an actual emergency. Each test alert will be clearly labeled a “SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE” to avoid confusion.


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