ATIS Releases Network Reliability Report

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions' Network Reliability Steering Committee recently released its 2008-2009 Biennial Report

May 4, 2010

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WASHINGTON -- The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions’ (ATIS) Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC) recently released its 2008-2009 Biennial Report.

The NRSC focuses on various metrics – including network outage frequency and their corresponding impacts on our nation’s public networks – to ensure their continued vitality and reliability. This Biennial Report reviews the industry’s network reliability actions and related trends during the 2008-2009 period. It also provides guidance and recommendations for improving existing network reliability practices and processes on a going forward basis. Materially, the report provides in-depth analyses of network outages’ major causes – and subsequently identifies specific, actionable countermeasures – to achieve immediate, positive changes across the industry.

The report also signals the NRSC’s shifting focus to acknowledge the industry’s rapidly changing technical and operational environments. As the industry increasingly shifts towards broadband and wireless services, issues such as emergency communications (e.g., Enhanced 911 or E911), control networks (e.g., Signaling System 7 or SS7), network resiliency, and emergency preparedness are magnified – and next-generation solutions become necessary.

“Public communication networks are vital to the nation’s well-being, public safety, economic stability, prosperity, and national security,” said Susan Miller, ATIS’ President and CEO. “This Report underscores ATIS’ continued commitment to ensuring our nation’s infrastructures continued dependability and effectiveness – both today and in the future.”

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)

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