Why your phone doesn’t work during terrorists attacks
When terrorists attack, cell phone networks fail. They go down during disasters, attacks and even at big events. What causes the network overload?
In the fog of disaster, hundreds of thousands of people trying to call their loved ones, police forces, fire departments, first aid support, everybody has a reason to communicate with the first thing they have in their hand, their cell phone…
Mobile networks simply clogged up as telecom providers coped with a massive and unexpected surge. In the aftermath of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and anomalous incidents worldwide, telecommunications networks simply can’t cope with the sharp increase in call volume. Mobile networks have bandwidth that is more than sufficient 99% of the time. However, when disaster strikes, the decentralized nature of the network means that whole geographic regions can be knocked out by increased call volume.
Group 2000 has developed a solution where Mobile Network Operators control their networks with a simple push of a button to keep communication lines open at all times where it is most needed.
LIMA Network Protect is a modular solution that can protect the mobile network against overload situations caused by disasters and other planned or unplanned events. It does this by barring at cell level. LIMA Network Protect is a complete solution for Network and Subscriber Barring Control that is built around a central management system. It integrates all necessary network equipment, databases and includes a Graphical User Interface to visualize the network and affected areas. Cells can be bared at access class level enabling the operator to differentiate between the barring of private subscribers and emergency services.