January 28, 2010
Sprint Emergency Response Team Provides Industry-Leading Critical Communications During Emergencies and High-Profile Planned Events
With more than 3,800 deployments since the team was created in 2002, this team is prepared daily with dedicated and experienced personnel with backgrounds in military, public safety and business continuity; a fleet of voice and data infrastructure; and more than 25,000 handsets and mobile broadband devices. The deep expertise of Sprint ERT ensures quick and thorough operations support in any type of situation and during rapidly changing conditions.
A sample of key 2009 deployments and initiatives for Sprint ERT:
"Sprint ERT was first in the industry to provide critical voice and data communications during disasters, emergencies, field training exercises and agency specific events," said Tim Donahue, vice president of Industry Solutions, Sprint. "We're very proud of our history. We have deep relationships with public safety officials across the country, and we're often the first call they make when they need communications support during an emergency or planned event."
Sprint ERT provides short-term communications (voice and data) for all public sector, general business and enterprise clients, including:
2010 activities already under way
Sprint ERT is already scheduled to participate in several activities in early 2010, including the "Interoperable Communications Summit 2010, Operation Radar" hosted by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida National Guard at Camp Blanding, Fla., during the week of Jan. 25. The purpose of the event is to bring key members of the emergency communications sector to address tactical interoperability, finalize regional, state and federal communications plans, as well as field testing regional and local communications systems for interoperability.
Sprint ERT and Emergency Management magazine are also planning a Resilient Communications event for the first week of March in Las Vegas. This event will highlight the need for resilient communications and bring a focus to solutions that are available. The event is free for all government employees, and more details will be communicated soon.
ABOUT SPRINT NEXTEL
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company's customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com.
Sukhi Sahni, 703-592-7779