UK government can push alerts to mobile phones [telecom]

By Nick Farrell

The UK’s national emergency alert system will go live in October, and will give the government the ability to send a text message to any mobile phone in area.

Emergency alert systems powered by cell broadcasting technology are common in many countries, including the USA, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, and have helped save lives during natural disasters such as earthquakes.

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