Sunday, April 24, 2011

AT&T Offers Remote Mobility Zone for Emergency Response

AT&T introduced a Remote Mobility Zone solution that enables organizations to set up their own cell sites during a disaster. This might include emergency responders who need to quickly establish base station coverage following a natural disaster.

AT&T's "Fly-away" solution packs a small cell site into a suitcase and can extend connectivity up to one half of a mile in any direction.

"In the pivotal first minutes of a natural or man-made disaster, AT&T Remote Mobility Zone provides a solution to help maintain critical mobile communications," said Chris Hill, vice president, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "With AT&T Remote Mobility Zone, users can set up a cell site in less than 30 minutes."

AT&T said its Remote Mobility Zone is also well suited for organizations that operate in remote locations where AT&T holds licensed spectrum, but in which wireless coverage may not be available. AT&T Mobility Vanguard Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T, can install permanent cell sites for customers that work in these areas, providing mobile voice and data service.