C-DOT | Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting qualifies for next round of UN’s World Summit on Information Society Prizes 2024

C-DOT | Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting qualifies for next round of UN's World Summit on Information Society Prizes 2024

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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a series of conferences organised by United Nations (UN) and co-hosted by ITU and the Swiss confederation which focuses on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and its impact on society. The WSIS process (conferences) aims to bridge the digital divide and promote the use of ICTs for social and economic development through a structured and inclusive approach at the national, regional and international levels.

The WSIS Prizes honour outstanding projects / achievements that leverage the power of information and communication technology to accelerate achievement of sustainable development goals.

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a premier Telecom R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, is thrilled to announce that its project/product “Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting” has been qualified for the WSIS Prizes 2024 in the category of “Benefits in all aspects of life – E-environment”, amongst 1000+ global entries for WSIS Prize 2024.

C-DOT’s “Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting” system is an indigenously developed end-to-end state-of-the-art solution for instant delivery of critical life-saving emergency information on mobile phones through cellular telecom networks in a broadcast mode. It enables message presentation on handsets with distinct tone and pop-up notification, thus providing effective alerting by grabbing user attention in critical situations on a real time basis. Apart from Disaster and emergency information, this solution is also suited for various other use cases as well that are mentioned below:

  • Government directives
  • Law and Order
  • Defence and strategies sector
  • Industrial Sector
  • Advertisement

This solution is very useful in saving lives for disseminating timely Alerts, in disasters like earthquake, lightening, Tsunami etc where immediate attention is utmost important.

Process for submission of WSIS-related projects started from 10th Oct, 2023 to 15th Feb, 2024, which was followed by Nomination Phase (16th Feb,24 to 10th Mar, 2024) where C-DOT’s project ““Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting” got qualified for the next round out of 1000+ projects.

Along with C-DOT’s “Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting” system there are other products / solutions that have been qualified in the mentioned category, and after voting process, the project with high number of votes will move to the next round.

Given the solution can be used for saving lives, CDOT requests for casting the vote to support so that our indigenous Make in India solution advances to the next round.

Voting link will remain open until 31st March, 2024. Through this press release, C-DOT requests to vote for the solution given its uses can lead to saving precious lives in disaster like situations.

The procedure for voting is appended below.

Process to Vote for C-DOT’s “Mobile-enabled Disaster Resilience through Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerting” for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2024:

  1. Visit the voting website: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/stocktaking/Prizes/2024
  2. Click on the “Vote” button:

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