Mobile disaster relief

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency have signed a global agreement to co-operate in disater relief.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson, through its Ericsson Response initiative, and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency will share information and expertise and will engage in joint research and development in disaster response and preparedness.

According to Ericsson, the two organisations will, when called upon by an international humanitarian organisation, provide a fast deployment emergency mobile GSM system for use in disaster relief operations.