By Our Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 27: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority will be conducting a Cell Broadcast Alert System testing to enhance emergency communication during disasters and ensure the safety and well-being of the citizens of the state.
A statement informed that in Meghalaya the tests would be conducted on October 30.
Cell Broadcast Alert System is 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.
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.
Cell Broadcast is commonly used to deliver emergency alerts, such as severe weather warnings.
During the testing period, people may receive simulated emergency alerts on their mobile devices. DoT assures that these alerts are part of the planned testing process and do not indicate an actual emergency. Each test alert will clearly indicate that it is a Test Message to avoid confusion.