#TBT: Networks reel from 9/11 harm, site visitors; carriers donate telephones, herald COWs … this week in 2001 – RCR Wi-fi Information

#TBT: Networks reel from 9/11 damage, traffic; carriers donate phones, bring in COWs ... this week in 2001 - RCR Wireless News

Editor’s Be aware: RCR Wi-fi Information goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the highest headlines from the previous. 

RCR Wi-fi Information printed three temporary tales on Sept. 11, 2001.

Monetary markets closed
DENVER—All U.S. monetary markets have been closed following the assault on the World Commerce Middle in New York.

PCIA present cancelled
LOS ANGELES—The Private Communications Business Affiliation’s annual commerce present, which ought to have begun right now, has been cancelled. There aren’t any plans to reschedule.

CTIA present goes on
SAN DIEGO—This yr’s Mobile Telecommunications & Web Affiliation’s Wi-fi I.T. & Web present will start right now and proceed as scheduled till additional discover.

Verizon’s community below heavy pressure after 9/11 assaults
NEW YORK—Verizon stated its wi-fi community skilled congestion as a consequence of heavy calling within the aftermath of yesterday’s terrorist assault on the World Commerce Middle in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. Through the peak of the day, Verizon stated it skilled 50- to 100-percent will increase in site visitors nationwide on its wi-fi community. Verizon stated as many as 10 of its wi-fi cell cites in New York Metropolis weren’t working final night time, principally as a result of services that join the websites to the landline community went by the World Commerce Middle. The corporate stated three momentary cell websites are on standby to enter southern Manhattan as quickly as emergency officers permit. The corporate is rising energy and redirecting capability at a number of northern New Jersey cell websites to serve southern Manhattan. By 10 p.m. final night time a brand new cell website was scheduled to be on the air in Liberty State Park in New Jersey, and two extra new cell websites had been to be on the air by midnight to bolster New York Metropolis protection. The corporate additionally stated momentary cell websites have been established on the website of a fourth crash in Pittsburgh and a short lived website will quickly be operational on the Pentagon. Following the assault, calls to Verizon’s networks reached twice the traditional every day volumes of 115 million calls in New York Metropolis and 35 thousands and thousands calls within the nation’s capital, stated the corporate. On a standard enterprise day Verizon handles 1.5 billion calls, it stated. … Learn extra

Cingular: Nationwide name quantity up 20% nationally
Cingular stated its community continues to function usually, with roughly a 20-percent enhance in tried calls nationwide. There aren’t any blockages or community outages. Cingular is working to extend community capability within the Washington, D.C., areas by deploying extra Cells on Wheels (COWs). Cingular stated it’s deploying six COWS in Washington. 4 are already in place. Cingular Interactive misplaced telephony to eight cell websites in decrease Manhattan on account of an influence outage that occurred about Tuesday night. … Learn extra

Nextel donates telephones to public security responders in New York, D.C.
WASHINGTON—Nextel Communications Inc. stated it donated 1,500 cell phones to public security and regulation enforcement officers in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston within the aftermath of terrorist strikes Tuesday that destroyed the World Commerce Middle and inflicted heavy harm on the Pentagon.
Cell-phone networks of Nextel and different wi-fi carriers had been severely examined by the crush of calls within the Northeast and all through the nation. “The site visitors quantity was extraordinary,” stated Audrey Schaefer, director of company communications at Nextel. Nevertheless, Schaefer stated Nextel two-way dispatch and cell messaging—which aren’t depending on the general public phone community—proved worthwhile in enabling subscribers to speak when cell phone calls couldn’t get by. … Learn extra

Verizon particulars community impacts
WASHINGTON—Verizon Wi-fi misplaced 11 cell websites within the assaults on Tuesday in New York and on the Pentagon however service has typically been restored besides in decrease Manhattan by means of momentary websites, Jim Gerace, Verizon Wi-fi spokesman, advised RCR Wi-fi Information. Verizon Wi-fi has or is within the technique of deploying 10 cell-on-wheels (COWs). Of these 10, two are in D.C. and one in Pittsburgh—close to the situation of the crash of the fourth plane, stated Gerace. The 11 websites are out of service as a result of landline service within the decrease Manhattan space has been decimated and calls can’t be carried on that community. Verizon Wi-fi has its personal swap that was not impacted however the landline community usually carries calls and that’s not at present doable in some areas of decrease Manhattan. In a separate briefing, Larry Babbio, vice chairman of Verizon Communications’ telecom group, stated that one middle workplace in decrease Manhattan remains to be standing however beams from the collapsed World Commerce Middle 7 constructing have penetrated the constructing. All the tools within the telecom central workplace is roofed with soot and ash and should be vacuumed and cleaned. “We now have actually a dozen flooring to undergo flooring by flooring,” stated Babbio. … Learn extra

COO of Metrocall dies on Flight 77
ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Steven D. “Jake” Jacoby, chief working officer and govt vice chairman of wi-fi messaging firm Metrocall Inc., was on board American Airways Flight 77 yesterday, on his technique to the Private Communications Business Affiliation’s annual commerce present, when the aircraft crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. “Taken from us yesterday morning was an impressive father, a loving husband, an unimaginable and dependable good friend, and a artistic, devoted steward of Metrocall,” stated Invoice Collins, Metrocall’s chairman, president and CEO. … Learn extra

Wi-fi business legal professional killed throughout Pentagon assault
WASHINGTON—Karen Kincaid, 40, a lawyer with the regulation agency of Wiley, Rein and Fielding, was on the airplane that was flown into the Pentagon, the regulation agency advised the Washington Publish. Kincaid was en path to the organ transplant assembly being held at the side of the Private Communications Business Affiliation commerce present in Los Angeles. … Learn extra

Selecting up the items at CTIA’s Wi-fi IT present
SAN DIEGO—Amid the horror of yesterday’s terrorist assaults in New York Metropolis and the nation’s capital, CTIA’s Wi-fi I.T. convention in San Diego is continuous, even because the present’s members individually attempt to grasp the fallout from the catastrophe. Immediately’s keynote deal with has been cancelled due to the scheduled audio system, solely San Diego-based Qualcomm CEO Irwin Jacobs was capable of attend. Press conferences have been cancelled. Bunches of media badges stay unclaimed within the press middle. Evolving Techniques, simply one of many corporations planning to make a splash on the present, has cancelled conferences with the press, a sponsored lunch and an after-hours occasion, as have many different corporations. Some corporations are selecting to proceed with scheduled plans. In the meantime, CTIA occasion organizers are scrambling to fill speaker spots left vacant by individuals who had been scheduled to fly out to the present yesterday. CTIA President Tom Wheeler requested for a second of prayer earlier than the beginning of yesterday’s keynote session, assuring a number of hundred attendees that the enormous TV display—which usually supplies close-ups of featured audio system—would minimize away to CNN Information as new developments occurred. That occurred solely as soon as, when President Bush first addressed the nation. A somber Wheeler stated safety on the present had been elevated to guard the protection of attendees and that the commerce group can be “cautious, affordable and sober in our strategy.” “Evil is not going to prevail,” Wheeler advised attendees, partially explaining the group’s determination to go ahead with the present. … Learn extra

Take a look at the RCR Wi-fi Information Archives for extra tales from the previous.

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