Leveraging femtocells for dissemination of early warning messages

E. Mutafungwa*, J. Hämäläinen

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Abstract

The timely, reliable and accurate dissemination of early warning messages to targeted recipients under a hazard risk is challenging operation. Of the existing telecommunications infrastructure, Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMN) are considered highly useful for dissemination of text-based warning messages, due to the high penetration of mobile services and ability to reach subscribers wherever there is network coverage. However, conventional macrocellular mobile networks are constrained by capacity and/or coverage, causing delay or non-delivery of warning messages. To that end, femtocellular networks, which provide capacity gains and ubiquitous indoor coverage, have emerged as an attractive solution that could complement macrocellular networks in disseminating warning messages. In this paper, we analyze the limitations of existing mobile networks for early warning dissemination, identify the benefits of leveraging femtocells for the purpose of disseminating early warning messages and highlight some possible implementation challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200918 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleICC
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period14/06/200918/06/2009

Keywords

  • Early warning systems
  • Femtocells
  • Home base stations
  • Mergency telecommunications
  • Mobile messaging.
  • Public safety communications

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    Mutafungwa, E., & Hämäläinen, J. (2009). Leveraging femtocells for dissemination of early warning messages. In Proceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2009 [5208007] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCW.2009.5208007