Year: 2013

Typhoon #Yolanda telecoms restoration update.

We received an update on the status and repairs being carried our on telecoms networks across the Philippines. The report has been compiled and distributed by the GSM Association. Typhoon Yolanda MNO Updates Network Restoration Activities 14-11-2013 Operator Location Status

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Philippines / SuperTyphoon Yolanda deployment. #Philippines #YolandaPH #ReliefPH

  Disaster Tech Lab is preparing for a possible deployment to the Philippines. Full details on our “deployment” page. More details following.   UPDATE 11/9/13: The telecommunication provider Globe reports that they continue working on restoration of communication services. Two hard hit

October 2nd; Colorado flood update.

Apologies for the absence of updates here. We’ve been very busy working to reconnect communities in flood hit areas of Colorado. A full update will be posted here shortly but in the meantime you can follow our progress on our

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Boulder Colorado flooding (update).

Disaster Tech Lab is in the middle of responding to the flooding which has hit the greater Boulder, Colorado area. The floods have devastated the area with 17,494 homes damaged, 1,502 homes destroyed, 11,700 people having been evacuated and 1,253

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Bigger, better, faster, more!

It’s been sort of quiet on this blog for the last few months. However that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening. To the contrary, there are lots of things going on behind the scenes! We do not want to

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Sharing broadband in Oklahoma, we can help!

With the huge influx of disaster relief workers into the greater Oklahoma City & Moore area the need for communications has drastically increased. While we are helping by providing Internet access via WiFi in several locations local residents and business

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KFOR News featuring Disaster Tech Lab

KFOR Oklahoma Channel 4 News did a nice feature on our work in the greater Oklahoma City area today.

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Moore, Oklahoma wireless signal survey report

Moore, Oklahoma Wireless Signal Assessment Version 1 May 25th 2013-05-25 Evert Bopp Disaster Tech Lab Following our experiences during our deployment after Superstorm Sandy we learned that a wireless signal assessment done early in a deployment is of considerable

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The reach of social media in disaster response scenarios.

Following the recent Boston bombings there has again been a lot of discussion on the role which social media plays as part of the dissemination of information and advice following disasters and public safety incident. The discussions this time has

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Digital Dublin Day

Disaster Tech Lab had a stand at the recent Digital Dublin Day in the Mansion House. While we don’t really operate in this area it was interesting from the point of view that even large first world cities can be hit by disasters knocking