Intersec Deploys Public Warning Technology for O2 Telefónica

Intersec, a global leader in mobile data and location intelligence solutions, has deployed its public warning cell broadcast technology for O2 Telefónica in Germany.

On Nationwide Alert Day – Dec. 8, 2022, – Telefonica successfully broadcasted two alert messages – in German and in English – from the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief in a matter of seconds using the Intersec Cell Broadcast technology, in partnership with Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad (TIS).

The test confirmed the high-end performance of the solution and attested to the company’s experience in deploying public alerting solutions in a collaborative manner, in full compliance with data privacy regulations and in alignment with the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) requirements.

“We have selected Intersec because their carrier-grade solution meets all regulatory requirements while being sustainably resilient and scalable. The successful nationwide test of the cell broadcast technology as part of the “Warntag” 2022 has proven the high performance of the alerting solution and the professionalism of the partner,” said Jochen Bockfeld, director of common services for O2 Telefónica.

Cell broadcast is an important technology for early warning and emergency alerting in critical situations, especially when time is of the essence, even when operators’ mobile networks are used heavily. The alert text message can be issued to millions of mobile devices in a defined area, using a specific display and a particular ringtone to be recognized instantly as an alert.

Intersec is the European Union’s leading public warning system provider, covering 30 percent of the EU population with solutions deployed in Croatia, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Portugal.