SOS, Telstra: telco will now be able to geo-locate customers in emergency zones – with its “world-first” emergency alert service.
The service will help locate customer mobiles and allow emergency services send out texts to those in trouble.
However, the service is confined to Victoria, for now.
Telstra’s advanced solution will help save Australian lives, said Group Managing Director, Paul Geason.
“New technology introduced by Telstra pinpoints the location of mobile handsets making it possible for emergency services to quickly send text messages directly to Telstra mobiles irrespective of their service address.”
“The ability to provide a more accurate prediction of the physical location of a mobile handset via this new location based technology will significantly enhance the capabilities of the emergency alert service,” he added.
Telstra are working with the Victorian and Federal government along on the project.
The service is expected to be implemented by the end of the year.