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Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding, and other disasters can all impact our network. During these times, it is critical that our customers remain connected with friends and family.

Our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program was formed in 1991 with that in mind.

As we move towards an entirely IP-based network, the NDR program continues to evolve. This is why NDR is now using IP-based recovery trailers to help handle traffic in the event of a disaster. The fleet includes nine trailers dedicated to restoring our IP network along with high-speed fiber-optic transport trailers that support our Common Backbone Network (CBB). When fully-equipped, these IP trailers can scale up to a capacity of over 15 Terabits per second.

That’s enough to handle our 50,000 percent increase in mobile data traffic since 2007 and 56.2 petabytes of data being used per day on our network, even in the event of a disaster.

Check out the full post over on our Innovation Space Blog.