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 2004-05-111 ERICSSON RESPONSE Dag Nielsen Technology to the benefit of the Society
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response 2004-05-112 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 2004-05-113 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 2004-05-114 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 2004-05-115 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 2004-05-116 Tanzania Improved the communication for the relief workers in north western Tanzania, extending existing GSM network to refugee areas
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response 2004-05-117 WIDER Wireless LAN to keep local traffic local between relief organizations in disaster areas
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response 2004-05-118 WIDER / VoIP Improved voice communication between organizations in disaster areas
Dag Nielsen Ericsson Response 2004-05-119 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