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Cell Broadcasting Capability
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The Australian Government has approved a joint activity between the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) and Emergency Management Australia (EMA) to develop the design of a modern cell broadcast capability for use in Australia, to provide information to the Australian public concerning events of national significance, known as the National Messaging System (NMS).
Cell broadcast is a geo-targeted point-to-area service using a mobile network operator's radio cell towers. It is envisaged that the NMS will be capable of sending messages rapidly, in large volumes, and in near real time. Mobile phones in a designated area will receive a cell broadcast message almost simultaneously. It is intended that this capability would form part of the Australian Government’s commitment to addressing the findings of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, concerning the need to improve Australia’s information warnings system and technology.
DITRDC and EMA intend to approach the market in coming months, regarding the provision and implementation of a cell broadcast National Messaging System (NMS).
Anticipated delivery Q1 FY2022-23
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