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Taiwan to Launch Short Code SMS Platform

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A comprehensive strategy to prevent government impersonation of SMS frauds and improve the nation’s digital resilience has been presented by Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs (moda). The main plan, which entails developing a specific government short code SMS platform and is scheduled to begin for trial at the end of September, was unveiled by Minister Audrey Tang.

This initiative’s cornerstone is the creation of the memorable 3-digit short code “111” for use by government organisations when sending SMS messages. The purpose of this policy is to make it simple for the public to recognise and believe that SMS messages sent from “111” are indeed being sent by a government agency.

The “111” code can only be used by authorised messages both domestically and internationally, according to tight controls that have been put in place thanks to a partnership between moda and telecommunications companies.

This action expands on moda’s earlier initiatives to protect digital communications. A government-specific short URL service was introduced by moda last year (, which simplifies and condenses lengthy URLs for users.

This not only makes it easier to disseminate information to the public, but it also makes it easier for them to discern between real government websites and phishing or scam websites. Together, these services and the new government short code SMS infrastructure provide a strong barrier against fraud and increase Taiwan’s online resiliency.

Minister Audrey also spoke on Taiwan’s commitment to fostering digital transformation and industrial development. The activation of the Wi-Fi 6E frequency band at the 6GHz range is one noteworthy accomplishment.

Wi-Fi 6E delivers more bandwidth, higher transmission speeds, and lower latency than current Wi-Fi bands. This choice should encourage the growth of allied businesses, including smart manufacturing and cutting-edge technology like wearable entertainment systems and augmented reality (AR).

More than 40 applications for dedicated frequency networks for 5G were submitted to moda by the end of July, and seven of those proposals were approved in August. These programmes assist numerous industries, such as smart manufacturing, education, exhibitions, and more, in maximising the benefits of 5G technology for improved products and experiences.

In addition to industrial development, moda places a high priority on preparedness for and reaction to disasters. The ministry is preparing a “Disaster Roaming” verification project that will enable consumers to access the networks of other operators in the event of outages, ensuring ongoing communication during emergencies.

Through this project, cross-network roaming is improved for crucial communication, real-time disaster information, and information about emergency shelters. On September 21st, a small-scale exercise is scheduled, and on October 20th, a partnership with the National Fire Agency will be established to provide broadband network services for public safety organisations.

Asynchronous satellite communication is being investigated by moda to address communication issues on Taiping Island, with a focus on its implementation in distant areas and those lacking a variety of backup communication systems. This effort, which aims to improve mobile communication capacity, will act as a pilot on Taiping Island.

The “National Digital Resilience” initiative continues to be a priority for moda. The ministry is still pushing for digital development strategies that cover social advancement, industrial change, crisis management, and other digital regulations. By taking these steps, Taiwan improves its connection and digital security, assuring a more stable and resilient digital future.


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