Carriers Ready for Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017

Reprinted from Inside Tower

As Hurricane Harvey set its sight on the Texas and Louisiana coasts, carriers employed strategies to keep wireless technologies that keep people in touch and critical systems online. As the storm advanced, preparation included topping off fuel generators, testing high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites and protecting physical facilities against flooding.

AT&T bulked up its Network Disaster Recovery program and said it has more than 700 pieces of equipment to deploy to disaster areas. Sprint pre-staged equipment and invested in new cell site equipment, back-up batteries and greater fiber backhaul across Gulf Coast states like Louisiana and Texas. The carrier was ready to deploy incident management teams to assess impacted areas and inspect local wireless networks after the event.

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