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On ensuring continuity of mobile communications in a disaster environment

Ring, Jared W., Foo, Ernest, & Looi, Mark (2007) On ensuring continuity of mobile communications in a disaster environment. In Research Network for a Secure Australia : Security Technology Conference, The Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA), Melbourne, pp. 268-278.

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Abstract

Natural disasters and deliberate, willful damage to telecommunication infrastructure can result in a loss of critical voice and data services. This loss of service hinders the ability for efficient emergency response and can cause delays leading to loss of life. Current mobile devices are generally tied to one network operator. When a disaster is of significant impact, that network operator cannot be relied upon to provide service and coverage levels that would normally exist. While some operators have agreements with other operators to share resources (such as network roaming) these agreements are contractual in nature and cannot be activated quickly in an emergency. This paper introduces Fourth Generation (4G) wireless networks. 4G networks are highly mobile and heterogeneous, which makes 4G networks highly resilient in times of disaster.

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ID Code: 32383
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 9780975787397
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Mobile Technologies (080502)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Homeland Security Research Centre and the Authors
Deposited On: 26 May 2010 08:06
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:31

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