Presentation on theme: "Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response 2004-05-111 ERICSSON RESPONSE Dag Nielsen Technology to the benefit of the Society."— Presentation transcript:
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response ERICSSON RESPONSE Dag Nielsen Technology to the benefit of the Society
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response Humanitarian disaster preparedness and response program Ericsson Volunteers, Equipment and other resources Local, regional and global programs UN, Red Cross/Crescent, SRSA, TSF …, Private sector E.g. we do what we are good at! Ericsson Response?
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response Faster and more efficient communications in disasters Engaged and involved employees that contribute to the well-being of the community Be a global advocate for social responsibility Why Ericsson Response?
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response Response experience Equipment and tools have to be Easy to install, operate and maintain Robust for tough conditions COS equipment when possible Low cost Easy to ship / transport Some examples from Afghanistan Tanzania and the IT University / KTH
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response Afghanistan Temporary GSM network with the United Nations' World Food Program in Kabul, Afghanistan. Provided services for all humanitarian organizations and the interim government.
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response Tanzania Improved the communication for the relief workers in north western Tanzania, extending existing GSM network to refugee areas
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response WIDER Wireless LAN to keep local traffic local between relief organizations in disaster areas
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response WIDER / VoIP Improved voice communication between organizations in disaster areas
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response Conclusion Afghanistan Without local infrastructure Can be done anywhere Commercial system in place after 6 months Tanzania IT to refugee schools Internet connection Local community Anywhere Wider / VoIP Low cost, easy to implement and operate Connects to existing networks when more appropriate Use when cellular network not available