DALLAS, June 23, 2014 — Hurricanes, tornados, flooding, even man-made disasters – Dallas has seen its share. AT&T* recognizes the importance of reliable communication during a disaster and that’s why its Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) organization will conduct a demonstration of recovery equipment on June 21-23 in Dallas, TX at Dallas City Hall Plaza during the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The demonstration will feature six pieces of NDR recovery equipment set-up at Dallas City Hall Plaza at 1500 Marilla Street in Downtown Dallas.

  • One all-IP recovery trailer that is able to handle massive amounts of network traffic and is dedicated to the recovery of the core, high-capacity routers that handle this traffic.
  • A Satellite COLT (Cell on Light Truck - a mobile cell site that links to the AT&T Network via satellite)
  • An Emergency Communications Vehicle
  • A mobile command center
  • A hazmat response trailer
  • A portable charging station

AT&T’s Digital Electronics Group (DEG) Disaster - First Strike Team will display a seventeen-foot response trailer with eight 5.5kW diesel generators and a VRAD trailer. The DEG strike teams manage the deployment of generators and fuel to maintain power for cellular, U-verse, business, and residential service when there are commercial power outages (e.g., after hurricane landfall).

WHAT:            AT&T Network Disaster Recovery Demonstration – showing examples of the equipment that AT&T uses to ensure quick recovery of communications after disaster strikes

WHEN:           Media Visits — June 23, 2014

                        8AM – 11AM

WHERE:         Dallas City Hall Plaza
                       1500 Marilla Street
                       Dallas, TX 75201

VISUALS:       Tours of the AT&T Disaster Recovery Equipment 

In its two decades of service, the team has been deployed more than 70 times – including recent deployments for Hurricanes Sandy in 2012 and Irene in 2011. The NDR team deployed on September 11, 2001, following the New York City World Trade Center disaster – recovering the services of a destroyed network office and providing emergency communications support for humanitarian efforts.

“We are conducting this demonstration in Dallas, in part, to help the U.S mayors and local government officials that have travelled here this weekend to understand NDR’s role in restoring communications for an area impacted by a disaster,” said Mark Francis, VP, Network Operations. ”NDR exercises are a global effort – they are conducted in the United States and abroad to maintain the readiness of the team and its equipment.”

For more information, visit the Network Disaster Recovery page.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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