ATIS Resource Advances Service Provider Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities in Hurricane Season

What: With the beginning of hurricane season, ATIS today announced the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) service providers accessing the Emergency Preparedness and Response Checklist ATIS-0100019. This ICT industry resource provides general guidance regarding preparedness for and response to hurricanes as well as a wide array of emergency situations including earthquakes and other events causing major disruptions to operations, service and supplies. It offers timely consensus-based technical and operational expert guidance and best practices to all segments of the public communications industry.

Background: The Checklist (EPRC.xls) sets forth industry Best Practices offering guidance from industry leaders with years of vital experience in maintaining public communications networks and services to help prevent outages. It was developed by the ATIS Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC), a key set of industry advisors on the health of the nation’s communications networks. Employing a proactive approach, NRSC collaborates and holds quarterly public meetings with the FCC.

Access: The Emergency Preparedness and Response Checklist is publicly available on the NRSC webpage.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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