Thursday, November 1, 2012

WSJ: Outages Expose Wireless Carriers' Backup Plans

Many people are struggling to get wireless signals in Manhattan three days after the hurricane, according to The Wall Street Journal, in part because cell sites lack sufficient backup generator power for an extended electrical outage and part because of damage to the backhaul network.  On Thursday, the FCC estimated that 19% of cell sites in effected areas still face outages.