Hytera Offers Broadband Wireless Network After Flooding in Chinese Town
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 | Comments

On 2 September, torrential rain caused mountain flooding and a massive landslide swept through the town of Mengdong in Yunnan province in southwestern China. Local transportation, electricity and communications network were disrupted.

To reinforce local rescue forces, the Yunnan Provincial Fire Brigade dispatched 24 vehicles and 130 firefighters, who later experienced serious challenges in communications in areas where intermittent voice call and short messages in cellular service were available only at certain heights.

After being notified of the firefighting department’s emergency communications requirements, a Hytera technical team brought the latest emergency communications equipment with them and joined the firefighters onsite. The team quickly set up an ad hoc wireless network with an iMesh broadband networking solution. This broadband network has been facilitating real-time audio and video communications and coordination between the onsite forces and the provincial fire brigade command center.

Multiple casualties have been reported and more people are missing. The relief effort is ongoing.

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