Article 110 of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the establishment of the European Electronic Communications Code (hereinafter referred to as the Directive) provides that “Until 21 June 2022, Member States shall ensure that, when systems are in place to alert the public to direct or threatening emergencies and disasters, a number of interpersonal communications communication service providers would send alerts to the public to the relevant end-users'.

Meeting the requirements of the Directive, Latvia is developing an information system called “Early Warning System Plus” or “ABS +”, which is intended to alert the public, both by identifying and evaluating the impact of a potential or existing emergency event on the public and by eliminating the impact of this event.

In the course of the study, information on three public warning technological solutions has been gathered and an assessment has been carried out, which was taken as the basis for a decision on the most appropriate warning solution for Latvia's needs through mobile communications networks (hereinafter - ABS +).

The results of the study define the most appropriate ABS + solution, which will provide a timely and comprehensive warning of disaster hazards, as well as other emergency events at national or local level.