SouthernLINC Touts Commitment to iDEN with 29 New Sites (8/22/12)
SouthernLINC Wireless plans to add 29 new cell sites to the company's regional wireless network during 2012. This multimillion dollar investment in coverage for the company's iDEN network will improve network performance for major customers including Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power, as well as for commercial and government customers in the Southeast. Similar network enhancements are planned for 2013 and beyond.
"With all of the talk about iDEN push-to-talk (PTT) technology going away, we want our customers and the communities we serve to understand that we are committed to delivering high quality, iDEN-based wireless communications, and we'll be here for them today and tomorrow," said Don Horsley, president and CEO. "We are staying with what we think is the best PTT out there — iDEN PTT.”
SouthernLINC Wireless launched its iDEN service in 1996. With more than 800 cell towers, SouthernLINC Wireless remains committed to the iDEN technology, considering it to be the premier PTT technology available, meeting the critical field communications needs of Southern Company's electric utilities.
SouthernLINC Wireless Vice President of Sales Rodney Johnson said Southern Company's electric utilities have more than 32,000 devices deployed on the iDEN network using PTT, cell, text, wireless and fixed data services.
In June, SouthernLINC Wireless installed the Digital iDEN Gateway to support the Dispatch Messenger product, which allows PTT communications between a PC and coworkers using SouthernLINC Wireless phones across the wireless regional service area. The gateway also positions the carrier to be able to offer new types of PTT services in the future.
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