AT&T exec emphasizes 2018 response efforts during FirstNet board meeting

AT&T has deployed fulfilled 90 requests from FirstNet public-safety subscribers this year—several times more than the carrier fulfilled in its role as a commercial carrier the previous year, the AT&T executive in charge of the FirstNet system told the FirstNet Authority board yesterday.

SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE; December 14, 2018

Chris Sambar, senior vice president, AT&T-FirstNet, said that AT&T established a Response Operations Group earlier this year to coordinate the deployment of network assets in response to public-safety requests for communications support during disasters or large planned events.

“The early impacts have been real, tangible and—at times—life-saving,” Sambar said during the FirstNet Authority board meeting, which was webcast. “We have multiple stories where lives have actually been saved because of the FirstNet platform and it’s capabilities.

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