Natacha Baroni, Head of Energy Product Marketing at T-Mobile for Business
In an emergency, first responders like police, fire, and emergency medical services rush to the scene. But energy utilities often play a crucial role as well. Power outages frequently occur along with wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. And cyberattacks, electromagnetic pulses, and geomagnetic storms can also undermine utility operations.
When an incident interrupts the power supply, utility workers respond immediately to address hazards and get public health and safety facilities back online. To recover quickly, everyone must work as a team, confirming resources, updating tasks, and relaying essential information. The preferred access to communications is through WPS, meaning Wireless Priority Services. T-Mobile provides preferred access to communication at no additional cost to utility companies enrolled in wireless priority access (WPS). T-Mobile also delivers prioritization and preemption to voice and data services to help communities when they need it the most.