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Telecommunication Networks in Disaster Management: A Review

Fahd Abdulsalam Alhaidari 1, Atta-ur-Rahman 2
1. Department of Computer Information System (CIS), Saudi Arabia
2. Department of Computer Science (CS), College of Computer Science and Information Technology, Imam AbdulRahman Bin Faisal University, P.O. 1982, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract—This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review on the roles of telecommunication and computer networks in disaster management. In this regard, a variety of networks have been proposed, investigated and successfully implemented in various part of the world, especially in developed countries. The undergoing work not only enlist the telecommunication networks being used for disaster management, but their limitations, pros and cons have also been discussed. Moreover, all types of telecommunication networks are summarized in the end of paper.

Index Terms—Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Disaster Management, Backup and Recovery, Telecommunication networks.

Cite: Fahd Abdulsalam Alhaidari and Atta-ur-Rahman, "Telecommunication Networks in Disaster Management: A Review," Journal of Communications, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 432-447, 2019. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.14.6.432-447.