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ATIS Develops LTE Compatible Commercial Mobile Alert System Solution

by david.nunes

October 15, 2010, Washington DC – The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) recently completed a standard which enables the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) to be broadcast over LTE networks.

LTE is well-positioned to play a pivotal role in the communications ecosystem, particularly in the area of emergency communications.  To address this reality, this recently developed standard – when fully implemented – will allow LTE-enabled devices to receive CMAS alerts during emergencies or natural disasters. The specification will benefit end users by allowing wider proliferation of CMAS’ 90 character text message emergency alerts and warnings of imminent threats to life and property, Amber Alerts, and Presidential emergency messages. This standard also complements and coexists with other ATIS CMAS standards, such as those jointly developed between ATIS and TIA.

ATIS has been the leader in CMAS standards development, and has assisted the industry’s compliance with the WARN Act and the FCC’s CMAS regulations.  Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved the Joint ATIS/TIA Commercial Mobile Alert System Federal Alert Gateway to CMSP Gateway Interface Specification as a DHS National Standard.

The recently developed standard, The Commercial Mobile Alert System via Evolved Packet System Public Warning System, (ATIS-0700010), was developed by ATIS’ Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee (WTSC).

“This Commercial Mobile Alert System work builds upon ATIS’ previously developed standards, and will eventually provide a vital service to hundreds of millions of wireless users,” said Susan Miller, ATIS’ President and CEO. “It ensures that as next-generation networks – such as LTE – are deployed, wireless users will continue to receive critical public-safety communications.”

This standard is available for purchase at the ATIS Document Center:


About The Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee

The Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee (WTSC) develops and recommends standards related to wireless and/or mobile services and systems, including service descriptions and wireless technologies.  WTSC develops and recommends positions on related subjects under consideration in other North American, regional and international standards bodies.

About ATIS

ATIS is the leading technical planning and standards development organization committed to the rapid development of global, market-driven standards for the information, entertainment and communications industry. More than 250 companies actively formulate standards in ATIS’ 18 Committees, covering issues including: IPTV, Service Oriented Networks, Home Networking, Energy Efficiency, IP-Based and Wireless Technologies, Quality of Service, Billing and Operational Support. In addition, numerous Incubators, Focus and Exploratory Groups address emerging industry priorities including “Green”, IP Downloadable Security, Next Generation Carrier Interconnect, IPv6 and Convergence.

ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications’ Sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, please visit www.atis.org.

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