Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) - headed globally by the World Food Programme (WFP) - is a multinational network of humanitarian, government and private sector organizations that work together to provide communication services in humanitarian emergencies. The ETC collaborates with local telecommunication providers and leading technology companies to ensure a secure and stable connectivity environment is upheld in the aftermath of a crisis.


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Mongolia Information Technology, Post and Telecommunication Authority (ITPTA)

ITPTA is a policy making body of the government of Mongolia responsible for communication and early warning systems. They established an Earthquake Early Warning System for the Mongolia National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on a trial basis at 12 locations in 3 provinces around Ulaan Baator, which will be operational by the end of 2014. ITPTA plans to integrate their system with an existing operational early warning system in The Research Centre for Astronomy and Geophysics. They have a media channel to publish early warning on TV and radio with the content from NEMA.


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European Telecommunications Standards Institute issues call for experts

ETSI is recruiting experts

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is recruiting experts for two Specialist Task Forces (STFs) which will support the standardization work of the working group SatEC. ETSI hosts in the technical committee TC-SES (satellite earth stations) standardization activities on emergency communication via satellite (working group SatEC).

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Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:54

Study: Broadband Communication for Disaster Relief

The study looks at eight countries in the Asia-Pacific

A new study by the telecommunications expert in the Asia-Pacific TRPC and Prof John Ure (Hingkong University) sheds light on the use of broadband communication for disaster relief. The study "Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) Services and Broadband in Asia and the Pacific: A Study of Value and Opportunity Cost in the Assignment of Radio Spectrum" aims to estimate the costs and benefits of awarding broadband spectrum to disaster relief agencies on either an exclusive or a shared basis.

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Fri, 31/05/2013 - 07:06

Emergency satellite communications platform bolsters global humanitarian intervention

ITU and Luxembourg to cooperate in telecommunications for disaster response


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Tue, 20/12/2011 - 12:33
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