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It's Business as Usual for Ventus Wireless Clients Post Hurricane Sandy

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December 05, 2012

It's Business as Usual for Ventus Wireless Clients Post Hurricane Sandy

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor


Ventus recently announced that a number of businesses in the Northeast region are struggling to resume business operations after the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Ventus clients, however, have been able to conduct business as usual.

With gale force winds, Hurricane Sandy lashed the region and left businesses and residents devastated, causing extensive damage to infrastructure, as well as power and communications lines. But even in the loss of fixed-line network connections, Ventus Wireless clients who were using primary or backup wireless connections were not left in the lurch during this period.

In a statement, Nicholas Afentoulides, a member of the Ventus Disaster Recovery and Quick Response Team, said that, "Wireless is more resistant to weather-related outages than fixed-line circuits. It is less susceptible to damage from downed trees, power lines, and flooding; and cell towers can use diesel generators to maintain availability when power is down. Also, temporary antennas with generators can be deployed in troubled service areas. According to our mean time to resolution metrics, issues with cell towers are resolved, on average, a full day faster than issues with circuits."

One of Ventus’ clients, a major financial institution in the region having more than $300 billion in assets under management, suffered as many of its east coast branch locations that lost connectivity when Hurricane Sandy struck. However, all of the affected locations were able to quickly switch over to Ventus Wireless Backup and seamlessly resume banking operations, both during and after the storm.

In areas where telecommunication lines were severely damaged, without Ventus’ Wireless business continuity and disaster recovery plan, this client's branches would not have been able to continue functioning.

The landscape for wireless networks in business continuity planning has seen vast changes with Ventus Wireless 4G.  The company’s 4G LTE (News - Alert), currently covering more than 75 percent of the United States and still expanding, has made it possible for businesses to leverage and benefits of high-speed, high-availability, cellular connections that serve as backup for their fixed-line network.

A number of leading enterprises in the country use Ventus Wireless to back up their network operations with 4G LTE wireless technology.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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