One2many enables emergency alerts on small cells
Deventer, The Netherlands – one2many, the world’s leading Cell Broadcast company, has today announced it has rounded up a successful ETSI organised Small Cell LTE Plugfest in Paris, where one2many contributed to successful interoperability tests to enable Wireless Emergency Alerts on LTE small cells as an extension of existing Cell Broadcast systems.
Cell Broadcast is worldwide known for its next generation Wireless Emergency Alert service on 2G, 3G and LTE as well as Wi-Fi networks. Over the years the role of CB in public safety has been expanding, making it possible for governments worldwide to make vital public announcements to millions of citizens, within seconds, on a location-aware basis, without violating subscriber privacy or being affected by network congestion. Some of the Public Warning initiatives around the world are: EU-Alert in The Netherlands, ETWS and Wireless Emergency Alerts (CMAS) launched in the United States by the FCC and FEMA
Maarten Mes, CEO of one2many said “Our customers have requested LTE small cells support on our Cell Broadcast systems, and the ETSI plugfest tests prove it works. Which means that we now support emergency alerts on LTE small cells, next to regular CDMA, GSM, 3G, LTE and Wifi networks.”
The 2nd Small Cell LTE Plugfest was held from 23 June to 02 July 2014, organised by the Small Cell Forum, in partnership with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and was hosted by the ORANGE Labs in Paris. By connecting its CBC and broadcasting live CMAS messages one2many enabled mobile network equipment vendors to assess their CMAS/Cell Broadcast product interoperability and verify the correct interpretation of 3GPP and other base specifications.
one2many provides Cell Broadcast technology to telecoms operators across the world. Cell Broadcast technology delivers a non-intrusive, real-time service for the distribution of text-based messages to mobile handsets, specific to their current location. Cell Broadcast is capable of broadcasting one single message to reach all mobile handsets in an area as small as one radio cell and as big as an entire country. Sending a message to millions of handsets takes a matter of seconds, making the service ideal for applications such as public warning, location-based services and mobile social media.
one2many is the pioneer behind Cell Broadcast. Having built the world’s first Cell Broadcast Centre in 1996, it can claim to have the most mature Cell Broadcast solutions on the market.
Formerly a part of Acision (previously known as LogicaCMG Telecom Products), one2many was established as an independent business in 2007. With the spin-off, one2many instantly became the world’s market leader in Cell Broadcast with experience in excess of 80 installations, at 50 customers in more than 30 countries on all continents.
one2many has close relationships with all network infrastructure companies, major SIM vendors, leading handset manufacturers and industry standards organisations, and has a unique combination of both theoretical background and practical field experience in CB public warning and Dynamic Discount. This has resulted in the most mature cell broadcast product in the market with its initial release development starting in 1996, and today has the most extensive BSC, RNC, MSC, GAN and MME driver library in the market.
one2many has its headquarters in The Netherlands, Europe. Employees of one2many are currently based in offices and presence in the Netherlands, Dubai UAE, Serbia, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil and China.
one2many is an active member of standardisation committees such as ETSI, ATIS, 3GPP, TIA, EMTEL, EENA and the Cell Broadcast Forum.
For more information visit www.one2many.eu
About Cell Broadcast
Cell broadcast (CB) offers a non-intrusive, real-time service of distributing text messages and binary content to mobile handsets, specific to their current location. CB is capable of broadcasting one single message to reach all mobile handsets in an area as small as one radio cell and as big as an entire country. Sending a message to millions of handsets takes a matter of seconds. This is particularly important for emergency alert services and other time sensitive services, like dynamic discount and sports goal alerts.