Spain Selects Everbridge for Nationwide Public Alert System
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Comments

Spain selected Everbridge to deploy its next-generation population alerting technology to help keep the country’s more than 120 million residents and visitors safe and informed in case of an emergency. Everbridge announced the contract award anonymously in a press release last month.

The new countrywide public alert system of Spain will include both cell Broadcast coverage at the national level and the publication of alerts via the internet and through mobile alerts, powered by Everbridge. The state-of-the-art alert system will reach 99% of the population of Spain, including 47 million residents and nearly 80 million annual visitors, through mobile network operators Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange and MásMóvil, while protecting the confidentiality and privacy of mobile subscribers.

“Our public sector support for the national alerting system in Spain serves as an extension of our work digitally transforming how organizations across the country can help save lives and keep their digital and physical operations running through one unified platform, mapping risk intelligence with the automated tools to manage the full-lifecycle of a crisis or disruption,” said Jose Manuel Villanueva, director for Spain and Portugal at Everbridge.

In accordance with a European Union (EU) mandate, all member countries should have a modern alert system for their entire population by June 2022. As indicated by the Spain Prime Minister’s Office in a recent press release, “the project is financed with the EU Recovery Plan subsidies and has been launched thanks to the agreement signed on July 8 between the ministries of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation with that of the Interior.”

“Everbridge’s public warning solution enables government organizations and public-safety agencies to immediately connect with every person in an affected area during a critical event regardless of nationality, residency or mobile handset type,” said Everbridge Chief Revenue Officer Vernon Irvin. “Given the impact to public safety and economies around the world from the ongoing threat of digital and physical disruptions including cyberattacks, severe weather or the ongoing effects of the pandemic, every national and state government can benefit from a modern and scalable platform to reach all citizens and visitors in times of crisis.”

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