Leading German mobile network operators (MNOs) and Everbridge leverage Cell Broadcast emergency alerting capabilities to successfully power the German government’s nationwide public warning system on Nationwide Warning Day (Bundeswarntag)
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Everbridge and Vodafone Power National Warning Day Across Germany
Everbridge Public Warning Cell Broadcast technology, in partnership with leading Mobile Network Operator Vodafone, and three out of four MNOs, provided the key technology components of Germany’s nationwide rebroadcasting emergency alerting system.
The federal and state governments jointly prepare the nationwide warning day, which takes place annually, every second Thursday in September, in coordination with municipal representatives.
“We are pleased to be part of this important milestone and support
Vodafone issued the following statement, “The new Cell Broadcast disaster warning system was subjected to a nationwide load test for the first time since its introduction in
The German public safety system enables all federal authorities responsible for public warning alerts to reach people quickly during national emergencies such as health crises, terror attacks, industrial incidents, earthquakes, and flooding. Powered by Everbridge’s industry-leading Public Warning technology, the German cell broadcasting alerting system has been created to target mobile phones of residents and visitors present in the area impacted by an emergency.
Everbridge, in partnership with Vodafone and other MNOs, implemented Cell Broadcast technology as a complementary warning channel for the BBK in 2022.
Everbridge Public Warning leverages existing telecom infrastructure, with no opt-in required, to reach everyone within a geographic area to reduce disaster risk, support first responder communications, and analyze disaster communication effectiveness for subsequent mitigation activities. The platform is fully compliant with data privacy regulations including GDPR and allows public safety agencies to send an alert to any device within a few seconds without sharing any personal details, such as names or phone numbers.
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