9-1-1 Backup

Satellite back-up for 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 Networks

Disasters are bound to happen. From earthquakes to wildfires or floods, they can happen anytime and anywhere. And when they do, terrestrial-based communications infrastructure is vulnerable, including 9-1-1 and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) networks. Thus, it is imperative that networks be designed with high availability, diverse technology paths to ensure that citizens are still able to connect with emergency operators to reach emergency services like police, firefighters, and EMTs.

True network technology diversity calls for employing satellite broadband connectivity as a fail-safe backup to terrestrial networks—whether fiber, cable, DSL, or LTE wireless; all are at risk when disaster strikes. By incorporating satellite into the 9-1-1 and PSAP network architecture, network administrators can ensure the highest levels of resiliency to handle the escalated call volumes in the face of a major emergency situation.

NG9-1-1 Adoption

Upgrading systems to the Next Generation 9-1-1 Networks is critical for the future of emergency communications. As it stands, much of the nation’s 9-1-1 infrastructure still can’t receive text, image or video communications from citizens. As states, counties, and municipalities work to upgrade their systems, it is important to build-out these new networks with the utmost resiliency.

Having multiple terrestrial carrier lines connecting PSAP’s and Data or Call Centers provides redundancy but not enough resiliency. The reason being is that the two or more lines provided by different carriers will likely share the same infrastructure and pipes into and out of the facilities, thus sharing the same vulnerabilities. Only by including a path diverse and wireless network back-up, will the highest level of resiliency be achieved.

Hughes delivers coast-to-coast coverage of high-throughput satellite connectivity to back up any network in the contiguous United States with the speeds and data to keep PSAPs online and on call at all times.

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