Flood Defence Show Feedback shows Growing Lack of Confidence in Cellular Communications


Visitors to last week’s Flood Defence show held at London’s Excel exposed a growing list of complaints about the cellular networks for flood alarm and data communications.

Visitors from Councils, Rail Operators, Agency Officers through to Flood Defence Planners all complained about “an apparent reduction in coverage and/or networks inability to deliver data from rural up stream locations” critical for the delivery of local advanced flood warnings.

Many stated they thought the Radio Data Networks national Ofcom licenced telemetry network and its variety of river level gauges and flood alarms could be a way to improve resilience and to plug the gaping holes in the networks.