Norwegian Mobile Networks Roll Out Everbridge Public Warning Solution
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | Comments

Everbridge announced it now reaches subscribers across all three mobile networks in Norway using location-based mobile messaging. The implementation of Everbridge’s public warning solution has been instrumental to countrywide communications during COVID-19, the company said in a statement.

Last week, the Norwegian Directorate for Health sent a record 5.4 million messages to every mobile phone in Norway related to COVID-19. The Directorate for Health also sent a message to all non-Norwegian phones roaming inside the country recently in English, French, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian, providing critical instructions for foreign nationals. Everbridge Public Warning can automatically detect the nationality of a person’s mobile device, without the need for any personally identifiable information (PII) and then send messages in the appropriate language to improve the effectiveness of communications to visitors and international travelers.

Norway’s Directorate for Health is responsible to send critical messages to mobile phones before, during and after an emergency. With Everbridge, the Directorate for Health is able to reach Norway’s more than 5 million residents and the country’s even larger number of about 8 million annual visitors.

The cities of Oslo and Bergen are also leveraging Everbridge to send critical updates on COVID-19 to all phones roaming within city borders with messages related to notification on city limits, ports and airports. Municipalities across the country are using the Everbridge system to provide critical updates, general information and a call for volunteers.

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the recent mandate requiring EU member countries to have a populationwide alerting system in place by June 2022, provides a major catalyst for population alerting systems adoption.

Everbridge announced its acquisition of one2many last month.

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