1.7 million emergency calls in first half of 2014
According to a report in Computerwelt, the Austrian Mobile Communications Forum announced that between January and June of 2014, there was a total of 1,746,785 emergency calls made via the mobile cell network, meaning around 9,704 calls per day.
In addition to the most important emergency numbers, several additional three-digit call services -- such as 142 for telephone counseling -- increased the semi-annual total to 2,688,760 calls. This represents two calls per year for every three of the 8.5 million inhabitants of Austria.
Rüdiger Köster, President of the Mobile Communications Forum of Austria said "Modern mobile networks are not only vital for the business, but also help to save lives in case of acute heart failure or accidents with serious injuries -- namely one each second. Since mobile phones are widely available, rescue response times have decreased dramatically."