South Korean mobile carrier KT is on track to export an earthquake early-warning system to Mongolia.
KT’s global sales and marketing department announced Sunday that KT won a contract from the Mongolian government last month to build infrastructure for an earthquake early- warning system.
Under the contract, KT will be establishing a disaster warning system, which warns of possible earthquakes and heavy snowfalls, and a national crisis notification system in Mongolia by 2014. KT will set up the entire system that facilitates accurate analysis of a crisis, using seismic sensors and analysis system, and formulation of proper measures. Establishing the crisis notification system, which uses such diverse channels as broadcasting, mobile phones, and sirens in times of a disaster, are included in the contract.
KT will install 12 seismic sensors in Mongolia’s three regions that have been hit frequently by earthquakes recently and set up wired and wireless network to facilitate information sharing among Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring (NAMEM) and an earthquake center.
KT will deploy its previous experience of establishing the civil defense system in Korea in 2006 in undertaking the 10 billion won (8.87 million) project. Earlier in 1995, KT had invested in Mongolian mobile carrier Mongolia Telecom (MT) and maintained ties with Mongolia by participating in the Mongolian government’s internet data center (IDC) construction project.
“By establishing the earthquake early-warning system, KT expects to contribute to IT investments between Korea and Mongolia and strengthen ties between the two countries afterwards,” a KT official said.
[Written by Dong-in Lee - Ha’eun Bang / edited by Soyoung Chung]
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