Telecommunications plays a critical enabling role in disaster response, both for the local population and for responses of external origin. However, it is common for telecommunications capacity to be reduced or disabled by the disaster or emergency. Meanwhile, the disaster stimulates demand for any remaining capacity, often resulting in total loss of telecommunications capability during the acute phase of a disaster and its response.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Prehospital and Disaster Medicine|
|Issue number||Supplement S1|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|
|Event||World Congress for Disaster and Emergency Medicine - Beijing, China|
Duration: 31 May 2011 → 3 Jun 2011
Conference number: 17th