This morning, Friday 6 May, national phones, both iOS and Android, received a surprise warning. Through a ringtone, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) issued a test message, due to the measures implemented for its Sismate technology device.
What is Systemmate?
It is a virtual tool that allows alert messages to be sent to citizens who have mobile phones, through a network of companies operating across the country. These alerts or notifications can be given via text, sound, screen lighting and vibration.
The surprising thing about this alarm is that it can happen even if your phone is on vibrate or silent mode, as was the case before, because all the activities the user can do with their phone are suddenly cut off.
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MTC has communicated that residents who have the Cell Broadcast function on their phones and who are within the reach of major telecommunications companies will receive this message. The test is scheduled for 11:00
It should be noted that these exercises may be given from time to time, although the idea is that they are carried out when they are 100% operational to determine the location of the geographic area where there is a possibility of a disaster or its confirmation, and when the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) determine anomalous events.
Why do some users never receive MTC alarms on their phones?
Although still no official statement by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, this is because some telephones do not yet have Cell Broadcast technology. As a rule, all equipment sold on the territory of Peru must have this technology.
If you decide to import a smartphone, regardless of brand, you should also make sure that it has this functionality. If you enter the official MTC page (enter the East link), you can check it if you enter your phone data, such as model, manufacturer, among other options.
Why is your cell phone ringing?
Early warning systems for earthquakes and disasters are emerging throughout the region Peru This May 6th at 11:00. This is a warning that can put residents in a safe place in the event of a natural disaster or similar event.
The system utilizes Cell Broadcast technology, which is used in countries such as Canada, the United States and Chile. This is the reason why every cell phone connected to the cellular wireless network can receive this message, regardless of whether it is smartphone Among no.
Starlink Peru is a reality: MTC grants permission to provide its services
Starlink, a popular satellite internet project provided by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, has just received approval to provide its services in Peru. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) will allow Starlink Peru the sole concession for the provision of public telecommunications services for a period of 20 years throughout the national territory. What does this mean? Here we will provide more details for you.
Starlink is a satellite network that has the capability to provide internet to people all over the world. This new service is already present in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and has been expanding in Latin America for some time
With this, it has been known through Ministerial Decree No. 362-2022-MTC/01.03present in the Rule of Laws Bulletin of the newspaper El Peruano, that this will be the first service to be rendered:
- Local carrier service in toggle and non-switch mode.
- National long-distance carrier service in switched and non-switched modes.
- International long-distance carrier service in switched and non-switched modes.
In this way, a single concession contract concluded with the company was agreed. Starlink Peru for the operation of public telecommunications services, which consists of 28 paragraphs and is an inseparable part of this Ministerial Decree.
In addition, the Director General of Communications Programs and Projects is authorized, on behalf of the MTC, to sign such single concession contract and, in the event that either party requires, to sign the public deed of the contract and its appendices. .
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