China Mobile and Ericsson to deploy 5G natural disaster management solution across China

Ericsson is teaming up with China Mobile Zhejiang and other partners to deploy 5G technology in public safety-focused natural disaster management in China.

The move follows successful testing of a mission-critical 5G partnership solution – called the 5G Full-Closed-Loop System for Integrated Natural Disaster Management – ​​in ten cities in China’s Lishui region.

Covering early warning analysis, natural disaster monitoring, command and dispatch, and post-disaster assessment, the solution has now been included in monitoring, early warning and prevention demonstration projects. major natural disasters from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. As a result, partners expect nationwide rollout to begin in the coming weeks.

The solution was developed and launched by the Lishui subsidiary of China Mobile Zhejiang Company Limited and Ericsson, along with several industry ecosystem partners under the leadership of the Lishui Municipal Emergency Management Bureau.

Ericsson and China Mobile provided key insights and support for core application development and validation by combining respective emergency communication practices, digital twin use cases and network slicing technologies while jointly creating 5G network connectivity.


The project was listed in the recent 5G in Verticals in China 2022 report released by the GSMA.

The solution was developed and tested in Lishui due to the region’s vulnerability to large-scale natural disasters and flash floods during the rainy season.

Several criteria have been identified for the solution to be addressed, including: accurate forecasting of disasters; occurrence of visible disaster; shared data silos; Coordinated Emergency Command; and rapid evacuation.

The Tech Solution

The solution combines the benefits of coverage, high bandwidth, low latency and reliability of advanced 5G network connectivity, edge computing, digital twins and 5G private network slicing.

It integrates:

Integrated 5G sky-land surveillance network: solves the problems of data integration and sharing, deployment, coverage, construction and operational costs by ensuring rapid network deployment

Intelligent 5G multi-hazard early warning model based on: Accelerates data processing and improves accuracy for rapid data transmission, consolidated processing and accurate multi-hazard identification

Decision support based on digital map models: a 3D model of disaster sites built using 5G drones. Dynamic renderings of disasters duplicate and analyze the scope of impact and create emergency escape routes

Portable 5G sites and communication vehicles for on-site communication: The vehicles provide 5G network coverage at disaster relief sites – with portable radios with built-in 5G antenna weighing less than 10 kg as well as satellite and micro equipment -waves

Simulated Model Assessment Based on Remote Sensing Imagery: Assess disaster magnitude, physical damage, and direct economic loss through the combined results of on-site monitoring and simulated assessment model results.