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  # 62137 27-Feb-2007 13:08
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PaulBrislen: Wikipedia is my friend!

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ACCOLC (Access Overload Control) is a British procedure for restricting mobile telephone usage in the event of emergencies. It is similar to the GTPS (Government Telephone Preference Scheme) for landlines.

This scheme allows the mobile telephone networks to restrict access in a specific area to registered numbers only and is normally invoked by the Police Incident Commander (although it can be invoked by the Cabinet Office). The emergency services are responsible for registering their key numbers in advance.
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And in response, I've checked and we only prioritise 111 calls (they always have top priority). We are looking at the ACCOLC scheme from the UK but it's at an investigation stage at the moment.

How's that for responsiveness, Mauricio?Tongue out

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  # 62138 27-Feb-2007 13:10
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Wouldn't ACCOLC require government interest and participation? Since Telecom has a sizeable mobile market share, wouldn't the CDMA network have to have it as well to be effective?




 
 
 
 


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ACCOLC would seem to be the Panacea for 9/11 or London Bombing type situations.  It would mean that VIPs or Emergency Personnel could always be contacted no matter what.

I guess the Emergency Services have always relied on their own parallel network using Radio Telephones etc, but often that leaves VIPs, Cabinet Ministers etc out of the loop.

ACCOLC would seem to be a very sensible move given that pretty much everyone carries a mobile phone these days, and YES, considering the duopoly we have with CDMA and GSM handsets, both networks would need to implement ACCOLC for it to be effective.  Now if we had two competing network operators both using GSM...  Nah, let's not go there Foot in mouth

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  # 62142 27-Feb-2007 14:17
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Grant17: Now if we had two competing network operators both using GSM...  Nah, let's not go there Foot in mouth

Or two competing CDMA networks as we all know CDMA is a much better standard.

Anyway, unless both networks implement such a system it's really a waste of time. What is needed is a way to handle high volumes of text messages ove the new year, Vodafone especially

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This topic also featured in the Dominion Post and Stuff yesterday http://stuff.co.nz/3982468a28.html

Looks like somebody in the mainstream media got an idea for a story from reading Geekzone! :-)


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  # 62978 6-Mar-2007 15:27
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sbiddle:

This topic also featured in the Dominion Post and Stuff yesterday http://stuff.co.nz/3982468a28.html

Looks like somebody in the mainstream media got an idea for a story from reading Geekzone! :-)

Yeah... but the DomPost wasn't nice enough to attribute where it found said idea.




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