Sprint Steps Up Network with Satellite for Hurricane Season
Sprint has announced that it is ready for the 2018 hurricane season ahead of subtropical storm Alberto and what is predicted to be another active season. In preparation for the hurricane season, which officially begins tomorrow and runs through Nov. 30, Sprint took a number of actions to strengthen its network including continued investment of new cell sites and small cell technology that help to significantly boost capacity and data speeds throughout coastal areas.
The company ensured emergency response equipment such as Satellite Cell Sites on Light Trucks (SatCOLT) and Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) are ready to deploy during emergency events. It has also installed pumps and raised the equipment platforms at flood-prone sites, added alarms to help identify water intrusion, performed ongoing maintenance, ensured fixed and portable generators are topped off with fuel, and reviewed portable generator storage locations. More than a thousand Sprint reservists have also been put on stand-by and are ready to jump into action alongside Sprint’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) during a disaster.