Many users on Thursday received an “Emergency Alert” flash message from the Department of Telecommunication. Did you also receive it? But do you know what was that flash message for and what the reason behind that message?
Government’s Test Emergency Alert System
DOT has commenced an emergency alert system. It was being tested. That’s why many users have received alerts and flash messages. DOT is working on a Cell Broadcast Alert System, which will help the government to enhance emergency communication during disasters. That’s why there were testing it to gauge its efficiency and effectiveness.
This system will allow the government to send time-sensitive and critical messages to all mobile devices within a designated geographical area.