Special Operations Exercise in New York City
The Network Disaster Recovery Special Operations team conducted a training exercise at an AT&T network office in New York City from October 19-22, 2015. The SPOPS team tested a new, hardened, intrinsically safe smartphone that is being developed by AT&T’s Emerging Technologies program. The IOT device can provide a live video stream from a contaminated area back to a cold zone command location or to remote engineers who can provide technical assistance. AT&T’s social media group broadcast a live, sixty-minute Periscope feature of an entry onto a technology floor on October 21. On Thursday the team hosted media visits from WNBC-TV and TechnoBuffalo.