Sprint announced that it offers wireless emergency alerts on its mobile
Wireless Emergency Alerts allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
to accept and deliver warning messages to wireless networks from the president
of the United States, the National Weather Service and state and local
emergency operations centers.
Sprint mobile users will be able to receive warnings and safety information via text
alerts to mobile phones that are equipped with the enabling software and based
on their geographic location.
Later this year, Sprint will conduct the test of Wireless Emergency Alerts in
New York City, along with the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the
Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and FEMA.
The test will deliver a series of different geo-targeted wireless alerts to
multiple Sprint mobile phones strategically located in Brooklyn, The Bronx,
Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
“Providing immediate, reliable wireless communications before, during and
following an emergency situation is trademark of Sprint’s service,” said Steve
Elfman, Sprint president of Network Operations and Wholesale.
The availability of Wireless Emergency Alerts on Sprint’s network is the result
of the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), a national program established by
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to the Warning, Alert
and Response Act passed by Congress in 2006.
By Telecomlead.com Team