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  • 1. Learning From The Tsunami ICT Solutions for Disaster Recovery Management & Global Warning QUALCOMM International February 18th, 2005
  • 2. The Role of Wireless Technology and QUALCOMM’s Solutions in Contributing Positively to the Global Community • Wireless technologies, specifically those developed for Third Generation “3G” personal communications, are providing new avenues to address issues of public importance such as safety, health, education, and data connectivity. • QUALCOMM has developed a variety of 3G CDMA wireless technologies and applications which are addressing the needs of the global community and are helping to improve the quality of life for citizens around the world. • QUALCOMM’s technologies are delivering affordable voice and broadband solutions to both commercial and government users today. • Additionally, QUALCOMM brings value to society in many other ways: by partnering with education institutions, providing training and funding an array of community building initiatives. 2
  • 3. QUALCOMM Technologies • Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless technology – CDMA chipsets (Multi-mode, Multi-band) • Global positioning technology (QPoint) • Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) middleware • QChat/BREWChat (push to chat functionality) • QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions: – OmniTRACS (vehicle and asset tracking) – Network Management Solutions (healthcare) • QUALCOMM Government Systems (Secure handsets) • MediaFLO – “mediacast” technology that delivers several channels of high-quality video and audio programming to Third Generation mobile phones 3
  • 4. CDMA – QUALCOMM’s Key Wireless Technology Comes in Several Flavors: • cdmaOne (2nd generation or “2G”) • CDMA2000 (3rd generation or “3G”) CDMA2000 1x (voice & high-speed data) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (very high-speed data) CDMA2000 1xEV-DV (voice and very high-speed data) • Wideband CDMA (also known as “WCDMA“ or “UMTS“ also 3rd generation or “3G”) 4
  • 5. QUALCOMM’s Technology Solutions that Help Improve Public Safety
  • 6. Wireless Technology and its Role in Public Safety • Wireless technology plays an instrumental role in enhancing public safety by connecting local, state and federal agencies, facilitating emergency services in daily life and in times of disaster. • QUALCOMM and its operator and vendor partners have developed a variety of wireless technologies and applications that focus on public safety. – These include global positioning applications using position location solutions, secure handsets and a variety of QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS). • In times of disaster, such as the Tsunami, wireless could play a vital role in helping to warn people of impending danger and find them in the aftermath. 6
  • 7. QUALCOMM’s Position Location Solutions and their Role in Public Safety • QUALCOMM's position location solutions, gpsOne and QPoint, enable operators and service providers to offer location-based services to their customers. • gpsOne – Hybrid approach to position location that combines a wireless network component with QUALCOMM’s Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) location solution on the chipset. – Solution offers high accuracy, availability and coverage, even in concrete and steel high rises, convention centers, shopping malls and areas where other traditional GPS will not work. • QPoint – QPoint incorporates QUALCOMM hybrid Assisted GPS technology to produce the most precise location solution available almost anywhere, at anytime. – Flexible delivery option for location-based services — either through a hosted model or a channel partners' model. – Delivers precision location-enabled applications • Operators – Orange Group, SFR, Optimus, Vodafone, KDDI, J-Phone, NTT DoCoMo, SK Tel, KT-ICOM, LGT, AWS, Cingular • Application and Service Providers – Vindigo, POINTI, AI, First Gate Ventures, Webraska, TrackWell, HipnTasty, GETLiSa, Kivera, Neolink, Ahead Mobile, ImaHima, Navitime 7
  • 8. QUALCOMM’s Position Location Solutions and their Role in Public Safety • Public safety applications enabled by QUALCOMM’s position location solutions: – Emergency response: • In situations of distress, caller locations can be sent to public safety or personal security firms for timely assistance. – Personal location services: • Location services for business enterprises, medical community, the family and the disabled. – Fleet & resource management: • Location information can help to manage vehicle and taxi services, keep track of valuable assets and coordinate a company’s sales force. – Navigation • Access to real-time turn-by-turn driving, walking and mass transit directions 8
  • 9. Wireless Enhanced 911 (E911) in the United States: The Role of 3G CDMA Technology and gpsOne / QPoint • The Federal Communications Commission has undertaken several programs to promote wireless E911 and public safety. • Specifically, they have mandated that all wireless carriers must connect their customers to the emergency provider network (accessed by dialing 911) as well as identify their position location for rescue purposes in the case of an emergency. • Today, CDMA operators in the United States- Alltel, Qwest, Leap, US Cellular, Western Wireless, Verizon and Sprint are providing public safety agencies with accurate E-911 position location information based on QUALCOMM’s position location technology to locate wireless callers in emergency situations.¹ • QUALCOMM's position location technology gives the police and other public safety agencies the highest levels of accuracy, typically within 10 to 30 meters) to pinpoint the location of wireless callers to 911. 9 1. These operators account for more than 40 % of wireless users in the United States; EMC Database, September 2004.
  • 10. Wireless Enhanced 911 (E911) in the United States: Network Architecture Supporting gpsOne™ for E911 Public Safety Access Points Location (PSAP's) Server gpsOne Device MSC CDMA Voice and Data Network Carrier IS-41 Network Mobile Position Center Voice plus Location Apps 10
  • 11. Wireless Enhanced 911 (E911) in the United States: How GPS Locates Cell Phone Calls with E911 1. Making the call – A 911 call is made on a cell phone with a GPS chip. 2. Sending the signal – The nearest cell phone tower receives the 911 call. – It sends the caller’s voice signal, the cell phone number and the tower’s ID code to a switching center. 3. The switching center – The center receives the call and gives it a 10-digit routing number. – Data is sent to satellites. 4. Satellite location – With the data, three satellites find the caller’s location and send latitude/longitude data to a local phone carrier. – The carrier receives the voice signal and 10-digit routing number. 5. Emergency dispatch – The local phone carrier sends the 911 call data to an emergency call center. – The operator dispatches a response team to a location within 10-30 meters of the victims location . 11 *Description Source: The san Diego Union Tribune, October 31, 2004
  • 12. E911 Success Stories… Emergency: • February, 2004 – In upstate New York, a snowmobiler lay in a snow bank with a broken back, barely conscious. He had an A-GPS enabled cell phone and was able to dial 911. • The cell phone’s global positioning system told rescuers the victim’s location and they were able to save his life. EDUARDO CONTRERAS/Union-Tribune Communications operators Lori Allen (top) and Kari Ketchum worked in the safety center of the Carlsbad Police Department, which uses GPS technology in its e911 system 12 *Source: The san Diego Union Tribune, October 31, 2004; Kathryn Baliant, staff writer
  • 13. E911 Success Stories… Emergency: • Syracuse, March 2004, a 5 year old and a mother were critically injured in a fire. 911 was dialed on a mobile phone before the victims lost their consciousness. • Position location capabilities on E-911 made it possible for firefighters to arrive at the scene, put out the fire, and rescue victims within 5 minutes. 13 *Source: The Post Standard/Herald-Journal, March 22, 2004; Jim Reed, staff writer
  • 14. E911 Success Stories… Emergency: • Onondaga County– a snowmobiler broke through the ice on Oneida Lake at 3 am. • E-911 made it possible for this snowmobiler to report the incident and prompt the dispatcher to map the incident. A helicopter was sent to the exact location to rescue the stranded snowmobiler. 14 *Source: Democrat and Chronicle, March 30, 2004; Greg Livadas, staff writer
  • 15. E911 Success Stories… Emergency: • November 17, 2001 - Three distressed boaters were lost in the middle of Lake Michigan in the fog. • E-911 pinpointed the boat’s longitude and latitude within 15 seconds and made a rescue. 15 *Source: New York Daily News, January 29, 2003; Michael Daly
  • 16. E911 Success Stories… Emergency: • A masked bank robber claiming to have explosives walked out with $20,000 and placed a false call to report an accident in a different location in order to throw off authorities. • The bank robber’s mobile phone was equipped with GPS, so the emergency call center knew that he was reporting an accident in a false location. • This alarmed the authorities, and the criminal was pinpointed a few hours later and arrested on charges of bank robbery. 16 *Source: Portland Press Herald, February 1, 2004; Jen Fish, staff writer
  • 17. Other Location-Based Public Safety Applications: Child and/or Elderly Finder Application • Position location application using CDMA and QPoint • Safety – automatic location in case of an emergency • Peace of mind –applications enable parents to automatically track children or receive alerts when “geo-fences” are crossed • Convenience – “Why is my son late from the bus stop – I’ll find out where he is …. 17
  • 18. Other Location-Based Public Safety Applications: Child and/or Elderly Finder Application • SECOM Co., Ltd., the largest security company in Japan, launched CoCo SECOM, a nation-wide location-based security service that uses gpsOne technology. • A seven-year-old boy was found 6.3km away from his school (Tokyo) – 11:03am: A mother asked SECOM to search her son’s location with CoCo SECOM. He was pinpointed in the city 6.3km away from home. – 11:12am: The mother requests follow-up on son’s location. – 11:38am: Repeat location requests by the mother prompt SECOM to ask her if they can provide more assistance. – 11:44am: The teacher was guided to the child at the N-Station some 6.3km away from school. – 12:03pm: The teacher was contacted by SECOM and told that the child was located 250m to the North-east of the station. – 12:07pm: The teacher found the child, and returned him to his mother, safe and sound. • “We were in panic when he was gone. SECOM did a great job, thank you very much!” 18
  • 19. Other Location-Based Public Safety Applications: Beijing School of the Blind Community Wireless Enablement Program: Kid Tracker Application • QUALCOMM and China Unicom donated 150 Kid Tracker devices to the Beijing School for the Blind in an effort to enhance mobile communications among students, teachers and parents and improve the quality of life of a particularly disadvantaged group in Chinese society. • The Kid Tracker devices enable the visually impaired students to seek help in the case of an emergency, and will provide a safer environment for the school, family and society in general. • QPoint location based services allows parents/emergency services to track loved ones’ locations via the Internet. • Device equipped with three preset keys: one which dials a parent’s cell phone, one dials the home number and one dials emergency 19 services.
  • 20. Other Location-Based Public Safety Applications: EarthScope/Plate Boundary Observatory • PBO, a large network of global positioning instruments that measures the behavior and structure of the North American continent, collects data for scientific analysis of earthquake and volcanic processes. • Objective: to provide a communications infrastructure for thousands of GPS and strainmeter instruments across the western U.S. and Alaska, and implement a ubiquitous and fast network solution with low power requirements: • Solution: – PBO connected GPS sites by the Proxicast LAN-Cell 1X Mobile Gateway to the CDMA2000 1X national network from Verizon Wireless. – PBO connected GPS sites to the CDMA2000 1X network by point- to-point RF links to address sites where data service is not available. • Results: – Further understanding of the North American continent. – Faster turnaround of data and analysis to member organizations. – Increase of data sampling rates at site, to further improve modeling, analysis and prediction of seismic activity. 20
  • 21. Other Location-Based Public Safety Applications: Korea - SKT and National Police Agency: Missing Children Service • Service sends out photo and description of missing children to subscribers in areas where there are instances of missing children reported.¹ – Example: A 13-year old girl lost her mother near a movie theater in Jeonju, Korea. The mother reported her missing daughter’s picture, appearance and clothing to the police, who in turn sent it out to 700,000 mobile phone users in the neighboring provinces. Later a welfare officer in a nearby hospital found that the photograph she received was very similar to an unknown girl who was under protection of the hospital. She reported this to the police and the little girl was reunited with her parents the following day. – The police noted that they asked 15 million registered users whether they would agree to receive SMS messages searching for missing children and 6.5 million agreed to do so. KTF is also preparing a similar program. Sources: 1.Chosun Ilbo, “Mobile Phone Service Helps Find MissingChildren, ”http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200408/200408290024.html 21 2. www.cnn.com, Friday October 1st, 2004
  • 22. Other Location-Based Public Safety Applications: China Unicom and Public Safety: BREW Applications Mobile Police – BREW application for the police to query the information of residents, drivers, criminals and vehicles anytime and anywhere. – It is based on the databases of Police Information Systems. – Application improves police’s abilities to prevent and detect crime. – BREW mobile police application launched on over 10 handset models covering over 20K Created by: subscribers Beijing Tsinghua Solutions Information & Technology Co., Ltd. 22
  • 23. QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions’ (QWBS) Impact on Public Safety and Homeland Security 23
  • 24. QWBS Public Safety and Homeland Security Solutions: The Secure Truck 1 Satellite Mobile Communications System • Real-time, Two-way Data • Position Location • Over-the-air Vehicle Sensor & Emergency Alert Transmission • Driver Authentication 4 1 2 Wireless & In-cab Emergency Panic Buttons • Over-the-air Emergency Notification • Audible Alarm • Integration with 2 Proximity Device 3 3 Vehicle Shutdown • Tamper Detection • Driver Initiated Shutdown • Carrier Initiated Shutdown 4 Cargo Security • Wireless Electronic Seal • Trailer Lock • Door Sensor • RFID Tag • Audible Alarms 24
  • 25. QWBS Public Safety and Homeland Security Solutions: Percentage of Highly Hazardous Material Shipments Moving on QUALCOMM’s OmniTRACs-equipped Carriers 25
  • 26. QWBS Public Safety and Homeland Security Solutions: HAZMAT Emergency Response Operations and Information Center (HEROIC): UNLV and QUALCOMM Partnership • QUALCOMM plans to build an expanded operations center in Las Vegas that will also house a research center in partnership with the University of Las Vegas (UNLV) Institute of Security Studies. Center will be in place by 2006. • Will be a joint partnership between UNLV, QC and the Federal Government to develop HEROIC, a center based in Las Vegas dedicated to monitoring hazardous materials shipments, receiving near real-time alerts of terrorist incidents and spills, analyzing movements of high-risk shipments for potential terrorist activity and providing seamless connectivity to relay incident information to first responders, hospitals, public safety agencies and government agencies. Senator Harry Reid speaks with Qualcomm Group • In the event of a hazardous materials incident or spill, President Paul Jacobs after the announcement of a data in the form of a panic message containing vehicle’s partnership between UNLV and Qualcomm. mobile communications systems is sent to the Center. *Source: http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories The info would be sent immediately to the dispatch center of the appropriate national, state and local first responders and law enforcement officials. Several other methods of notification and information sharing will be supported. 26
  • 27. QWBS Public Safety and Homeland Security Solutions: QUALCOMM and Wal-Mart Partner to Alert Truck Drivers about Missing Children • QUALCOMM and Wal-Mart partner to increase support of the nation's AMBER Plan program through Wal-Mart's newly created "Roadwatch: Missing Child Alert" system. • The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. • Together the companies will issue the alerts that come through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to drivers of Wal-Mart trucks nationwide via QUALCOMM's OmniTRACS™ mobile communications system. • This program expands Wal-Mart's "Missing Children's Network" efforts to the nation's highways and the watchful eyes of the trucking fleet's drivers. The "Missing Children's Network" is a partnership between Wal-Mart and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 27
  • 28. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives 28
  • 29. Additional 3G CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: CDMA Support for Wireless Priority Access through the National Communications System (NCS) In a time of crisis, authorized first responders and government users get priority use of the cellular infrastructure. Local Local Exchange CDMA Wireless Exchange Networks Networks Carrier Mobile Switch The NCS has two NS/EP programs that contend with the PSN network congestion to assure NS/EP communications remain viable during NS/EP events. The Government Wireless Priority Service (WPS) Emergency Telecommunications Service or GETS addresses wireless congestion overcomes the congestion in the landline local exchange and interexchange carrier networks. The Wireless Priority Service augments the GETS landline capabilities by addressing the wireless congestion 29 experienced on the radio channels.
  • 30. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: Vehicle Tracking Service in Peru Enabled by CDMA Federal Police: Motor Vehicles Division Original situation: • Limited access to vehicle information – Dependent upon paper listings, calls to HQ, or in the best case, local databases on laptops in police cars (no online access) • Slow process where driver would have to wait till information was accessed by the officer Current situation: • Online, real time access to vehicles database through the cellular network, using WAP interface with a Microsoft NT server, SQL database – System name: DATATRAN 30
  • 31. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: Tata Teleservices India: Mobile Police Surveillance System • India CDMA operator Tata Teleservices has a pilot mobile police surveillance system deployed in Hyderabad. • Application: a police van fitted with a pole carries a rotating digital video camera that is connected via CDMA to the police station. • Benefit: useful in a situation of public unrest, such as a riot so that the police can be fully aware of what is taking place and react quickly to dangerous emergency situations. 31
  • 32. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: Ontario Police Department • The City of Ontario Police Department serves a community of 165,000 people and 52 square miles. • Objective: Improve community safety by allowing police officers to identify subjects and verify their identity in the field. • Solution: Custom built HP iPAQ with software to capture fingerprints and photos, and wireless connectivity using Sprint’s CDMA2000 network. • Results: – Increased fingerprint scans – Detained 6% of subjects in question – Over 500 transactions and 45 arrests in one month – Increased communication among officers – Saved time for officers and potential false arrests 32
  • 33. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: Broward County Sheriff’s Office • Objective: Improve remote access to the state’s child-abuse recording system in order to increase the timeliness of investigating, recording and closing child abuse reports and enhance the unit’s overall efficiency and capacity. • Solution: Deployment of 120 laptops with PC cards to investigators and supervisors with access to HomeSafenet database used for child abuse reporting, and Sierra Wireless Aircards using Verizon’s CDMA2000 data network. • Results: – Enhance unit’s compliance to state requirements – Earned recognition by the Florida department of Children and Families for its innovative program and was asked to replicate model for other counties. – Achieved capacity to eliminate all monthly backlog of abuse report investigations within a year of implementation. – Reduced overtime costs by 27% per year. 33
  • 34. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: Brookline Police Department • Objective: Brookline Police Department (Massachusetts) accesses critical information using Verizon Wireless’ CDMA2000 data network. • Solution: Deployed 22 laptop computers in police cruisers and 14 handheld computers for officers on foot patrol, over the company’s data network. Facilitates fast sending and receiving of field reports and information from Federal databases, such as ‘wanted’ persons, stolen vehicle reports, etc… • Benefits: – Decrease in radio traffic, and increase in dispatcher resources – Reduction in time needed to write daily reports – Officers have additional time to stay on the street, where they can best support efforts to protect and serve the community – “Verizon Wireless’ high speed wireless network enables law enforcement agencies to leverage advanced applications…that were previously only talked about.” 34
  • 35. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives: CDMA Detects Water Leakage Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science has developed a CDMA-based leakage sensing technology after 3 years of study since 2001. The system works as follows: – Two leakage detectors are placed on manholes at both ends of a suspicious water pipe. If the detectors sense any vibration caused by the difference of pressures inside and outside the leaking water pipe, it creates vibration data. In this case, the detector closer to the leaking point catches the vibration earlier than the other one., this unveiling the exact leakage point. KRISS said, "Once the detector starts to work, it takes less than ten minutes to find the leakage point. The technology will be commercially available within a couple of years.” According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Environment of Korea in 2001, 52% of 120,000 km-long water supply pipe nation wide is older than 11 years and 14% of water production is lost due to leakage. Source: By Seong-ju Lee , Telecoms Korea; January 11, 2005 35
  • 36. Additional 3G CDMA Public Safety Initiatives Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters Scenario: A UCSD Initiative Slide 1/2 • Developed by Cal-(IT)² researchers, the CyberShuttle is a regular campus commuter bus outfitted with an 802.11b (Wi-Fi) local area network connected to a wide-area, third-generation (3G) cellular network recently launched by Verizon Wireless and based on QUALCOMM's 1xEVDO technology. • The CyberShuttle, which now displays computing and display capabilities, became the hub for wireless data transmission at the site, including victim tracking and vital-signs monitoring. • Researchers, and potential new industry partners, also set up an ad hoc, multi-hop 'mesh' video transmission network. Each camera was equipped with wireless, and each video feed was transmitted over the Wi-Fi network to the command center, and from there, to the Internet. The video gave emergency officials the ability to "see" the disaster site remotely, prior to dispatching hazmat and other crews to the scene. 36
  • 37. Additional 3G CDMA Public Safety Initiatives Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters Scenario: A UCSD Initiative Slide 2/2 • The hazmat team also tested a helmet-mounted camera on the system. "There is a hazmat person wearing a wireless camera and he's transmitting to our command center in the UCSD CyberShuttle," noted Lenert. "From there, paramedics can be in contact with the hazmat team, so they can be debriefed about the situation inside." The pulse oximeters as well as communications between first responders and the command center required high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, which was provided by Entrée Wireless. The briefcase-sized devices each created a 1,000-ft. radius mobile 'bubble' of Wi-Fi access over the emergency area and channeled all the data to the Web over Verizon's 3G network (eliminating the need for each responder to carry a separate 3G device). • The test marked the first commercial deployment of Entrée's devices, as well as the first commercial product based on public-domain research done at Cal-(IT)². "The original concept came from the CyberShuttle that they have on campus to allow students to have Wi-Fi access on the road to make some of their downtime more productive," said Entrée Wireless president David Ahlgren. "It allows you in a very economical way to bring communications to first responders.” 37
  • 38. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiative: Cal-(IT)² and UC San Diego Select Entrée Wireless to Supply EV-DO / Wi-Fi Mobile Gateways for High-Speed Connectivity on Homeland Security Communications Project • Entrée’s Mobile Area Network solution -- dubbed the MANPack -- is a battery-powered, briefcase-size device that integrates a high-speed wireless Wi-Fi access point with access to EV-DO. It can be easily transported to any location within the coverage of an EV-DO network, and instantly extends the reach of the EV-DO system to Wi-Fi-enabled devices nearby. • In crisis response situations, the MANPack will enable communication with, and tracking of, first responders, resources and casualties at locations where permanent Wi-Fi access is not available. • The first commercial shipments of Entrée hardware and software will be deployed as part of the Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD), a project based at UCSD and funded by the National Library of Medicine. The $4.1 million project will explore and test the use of sophisticated wireless technology to coordinate and enhance care of mass casualties in a 38 terrorist attack or natural disaster.
  • 39. Additional CDMA Public Safety Initiatives Verizon Wireless CDMA Network: on Call During California Wildfires • During a week of ravaging brush fires in Southern California, Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless services provider in Southern California, constantly monitored the progress of the fires and developed strategies on how best to deliver their services. • Teams of experienced wireless telecommunications engineers and support personnel, backed by eight heavy-duty vans loaded with technical equipment known as COWS, or "cells on wheels," were on standby to perform a number of functions to support firefighters during the natural disaster. • Through highly sensitive GPS positioning equipment, engineers set up a temporary cell near a base camp, boosted signals miles beyond normal capacity, and allowed firefighters provided with Verizon Wireless handsets to speak with and hear orders from their commanders. • Over the past few years, Verizon Wireless has been asked to assist in other natural disasters. This led to the company's commitment to train some of its engineers and support personnel for the events that unfolded in Southern California. • Other equipment Verizon Wireless has and can utilize during such conflagrations are wireless satellite phones, computer mapping, and satellite feeds to direct its signals to the most available and efficient wireless communications platform. 39 “Verizon Wireless, Largest Wireless Carrier in Southern California and Nation, Has Fire Strike Crews on Standby,” Verizon Wireless Press
  • 40. Conclusion • Wireless technology plays an instrumental role in enhancing public safety by facilitating emergency services in daily life and in times of disaster such as the Tsunami. • QUALCOMM and its operator partners have developed a variety of wireless technologies and applications that focus on public safety including global positioning applications using gpsOne, QPoint and a variety of QWBS Homeland and Security Initiatives. – Global Positioning technology can enable initiatives such as E-911, and other applications using QPoint can give the police and public safety agencies the highest levels of accuracy. This contributes to saving lives in emergency situations. – QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions foster public safety and homeland security through a variety of applications and initiatives (Secure Truck, HAZMAT, etc). • Public agencies all over the world are looking to implement these types of applications on mobile networks to enhance their ability to react in times of urgent need. 40
  • 41. THANK YOU! Shawn A. Covell Director, Government Affairs Southeast Asia QUALCOMM International scovell@qualcomm.com +852-6077-9268

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