Everbridge Selected to Power the Nationwide Public Alert System for Spain
Following recent wins in the United Kingdom and Estonia to deploy its Public Warning solution on a country-wide basis, Everbridge serves eight countries in Europe, and more countries than any other provider across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions
Mobile network operators Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange and MásMóvil to serve as the enabling infrastructure for the National Public Alert System in Spain, powered by Everbridge
BURLINGTON, Mass., October 27, 2021 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) and national Public Warning solutions, today announced the selection by Spain 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 country-wide public alert system of Spain will include both Cell Broadcast coverage at the national level, as well as the publication of alerts via the Web 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.
In accordance with the EU mandate (Article 110 of the European Electronic Communications Code), 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.” The deployment of public warning systems remains important to help reduce the impact associated with effects related to climate events, a topic Everbridge will speak about at the upcoming World Climate Summit in Glasgow, on November 8th.
“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.
More local, state, and national governments across the globe deploy the Everbridge population alerting solutions than any other provider, offering the ability to reach over two billion residents and visitors in more than 200 countries in case of digital threats: such as ransomware, cyberattacks, and IT disruptions; manmade threats: such as geo-political, terrorist attacks, and industrial accidents; and natural disasters: such as floods, severe storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and wildfires.
“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 Vernon Irvin, Chief Revenue Officer at Everbridge. “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.”
The addition of another major EU country expands Everbridge’s position as the global leader in population-wide Public Warning solutions used by over 1,500 municipalities, counties, cities, states and countries in every major region of the world including Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Everbridge enables the Public Warning system for many of the most technically-advanced countries including Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greece, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, and multiple countries across the Middle East and Africa; entire states including California, New York, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Florida, Odisha, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, D.C. and the United States Virgin Islands; counties within 49 of the 50 U.S. states and within all of Canada’s provinces, many of the largest cities in the world, and in support of the most populous Native American and First Nations tribes and indigenous populations across the globe. Everbridge also powers the population alerting front-end of the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) gateway for the U.S. Federal Government to supplement their own communication channels for issuing live emergency and Presidential Alerts across the United States.
Everbridge Public Warning leverages existing telecom infrastructure, with no opt-in required, to reach everyone within a geographic area to reduce disaster risk, support first responder communications, and analyze disaster communication effectiveness for subsequent mitigation activities. The platform is fully compliant with data privacy regulations including GDPR and allows public safety agencies to send an alert to any device within a few seconds without sharing any personal details, such as names or phone numbers.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Organizations Running™. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 5,800 global customers rely on the Company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication modalities, and track progress on executing response plans. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 8 of the 10 largest global automakers, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 7 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in 25 cities around the globe. For more information visit www.everbridge.com
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