Sprint’s Network and Emergency Response Team Ready for the 2015 Hurricane Season
During the past decade Sprint conducted more than 6,100 deployments, participated in more than 300 training exercises, and provided emergency wireless support for approximately 2,500 events
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 01, 2015 - Sprint is ready to help customers stay connected and mitigate impact to its network if a hurricane makes U.S. landfall during the 2015 hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to Nov. 30th.
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On the eve of the season, weather experts are predicting an average of 8-12 named storms and six category 3 or higher hurricanes this year.
“Communication during and after a storm is vital for our customers,” said Joe Meyer, vice president, Sprint Network Performance. “They can be confident that they can rely on Sprint during an emergency. Sprint’s extensive planning and preparedness for storm-related events enables us to quickly restore any impacted services.”
Preparations Ahead of the Storm
In order to protect its wireless networks from the impact of a tropical storm and help keep customers connected during a natural disaster, Sprint has taken various preparedness measures, including:
During and After the Storm
Once an event occurs, Sprint’s Enterprise Incident Management Team will move quickly to:
To help wireless consumers prepare for a storm this season, Sprint offers tips such as the importance of sending text messages instead of calling and keeping mobile devices and batteries charged.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 57 million connections as of March 31, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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