Belgium adapts law for SMS alert system

Wednesday 21 December 2016 | 17:03 CET | News
Belgium has amended its telecom legislation in order to implement a national emergency alert system over mobile phones. Article 106.1 in the Law on Electronic Communications of 13 June 2005 outlines how mobile operators must cooperate on implementing the system as well as support the costs of maintenance and test messages. The Belgian government started working in November 2015 on developing the SMS-Alert system, which is expected to cover the entire country. The current system, BE-Alert, does not yet serve the whole country. It complements the sirens tested the first Thursday of every

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