Today, Australia joins the other countries around the world that have deployed Advanced Mobile Location (AML). From now on, when a person in danger calls the 000 emergency number from a mobile device, the operators will receive lifesaving, accurate location information from the smartphone.
Every second counts in an emergency, and this technology will make it quicker and easier for emergency operators to locate people in distress. Given that more than 77 per cent of calls to Triple Zero Emergency Call Service are from a mobile phone, this technology has the potential to save the lives of those who need it most.
The introduction of Advanced Mobile Location is a significant development for Australia’s Triple Zero (000 & 112) Emergency Call Service. The development and implementation of this technology has required extensive coordination and collaboration between the Australian Government, Telstra as the initial answering point for emergency calls, mobile carriers, State and Territory Emergency Service Organisations, mobile operating system providers (Google for Android-based devices and Apple for iOS-based devices), and mobile device suppliers.
Read the full article from Telstra here: https://exchange.telstra.com.au/triple-zero-advanced-mobile-location/