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Smart tests cell broadcast technology for mobile alerts

Monday 30 January 2017 | 14:19 CET | News
Philippines operator Smart Communications has tested its cell broadcast technology in key areas of the Philippines, including the National Capital Region (NCR). This is in compliance with Republic Act 10639 or 'The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act', which mandates telecoms operators to send free mobile alerts during times of calamities. Smart reports it has invested PHP 500 million in this messaging platform to enable the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and Phivolcs to quickly send alert messages to mobile phone users in specific areas facing natural calamities

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Smart Communications
Countries: Philippines
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