Message broadcast is a functionality that allows an application to send messages to all the fixed or mobile terminals in a specified geographical area.
Message broadcast provides operations for sending a broadcast message to the network and a polling mechanism for monitoring the delivery status of a sent broadcast message. It also provides an asynchronous notification mechanism for broadcast delivery status.
There are various use cases of using Message Broadcast Web Service including the commercial application. This Web Service could be also used for non-commercial purpose as follows:
Add (or remove) a specific media stream to a single participant: e.g. adding a video bidirectional stream to a participant that has an audio connection to the conference. This can be obtained by invoking the media control (addMediaForParticipants and the deleteMediaForParticipants) operations of the Audio Call web service.
To provide area-based public information like weather, traffic and other commonly-interested information.
To provide emergency information like severe weather warning (e.g. typhoon, tsunami), environments hazards(e.g. chemical spills) and terrorism information.
This TS specifies the Message Broadcast Web Service aspects of the interface.