Persistent Communication Solutions by T-Mobile Provides Reliable Connectivity for Emergency Responders
BELLEVUE, Wash. and TAMPA, Fla. — Aug. 23, 2011
Today at LandWarNet, T-Mobile USA, Inc. introduced Persistent Communication Solutions by T-Mobile, a mobile telecommunications solution to support government entities’ Continuity of Operations (CooP) efforts. As another step in the company’s commitment to government customers, the solution lets first responders stay connected during an emergency from the same phone they use every day without having to switch to a different device, even when commercial wireless networks are out of service. The solution also enables wireless communication in remote areas where no commercial networks exist.
Persistent Communication Solutions by T-Mobile is powered by T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling for Government technology, which allows voice and data communications on an employee's device in areas where macro networks are down, such as during a natural disaster. T-Mobile government customers are able to leverage Persistent Communication Solutions by T-Mobile on devices capable of Wi-Fi Calling and can tailor the solution to their specific needs. T-Mobile will demonstrate the solution at Booth 1511 during LandWarNet, August 23 - 25, 2011.
"With Persistent Communication Solutions by T-Mobile, we are able to offer improved mobile connectivity in emergency situations," said Tom Casey, federal market business development manager at T-Mobile USA. "T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling for Government technology, combined with commercial satellite service and tracking resources, enables continued business operations that are more reliable, even under challenging circumstances."
Persistent Communication Solutions by T-Mobile provides the following benefits to government customers:
- Ability to operate quickly on secure, deployable 802.11Wi-Fi networks.
- Access to a commercial satellite service for back-haul connectivity, if necessary and available.
- A full suite of partner technology services to help emergency response agencies coordinate communication and track responders while vital equipment can be added to new or existing systems.
- Critical personnel and resource tracking presented on a dashboard for use by incident commanders.
- Integration of most mapping and software devices, and interoperability between LMRs, cell and other systems is available.
- Training and installation assistance from T-Mobile and its partners.
In addition to Persistent Communication by T-Mobile, T-Mobile will refresh and expand its government website within T-Mobile.com on August 25, 2011, to help the company’s current and new government customers easily find the right plans, products and solutions to fit their organization’s needs. T-Mobile and its partners work together to provide government-grade security for T-Mobile’s network, Wi-Fi hotspots and devices via security algorithms, encryption keys, IPSec VPN tunnels and more.
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Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the second quarter of 2011, approximately 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.