Humanitarian Relief

Satellite COLT (Cell on Light Truck)
An AT&T NDR Satellite COLT (Cell on Light Truck) in Margaretville, NY in September 2011.

In addition to supporting AT&T's network, the Network Disaster Recovery Team also uses its mobile satellite capabilities to provide communications support for humanitarian relief efforts. This is accomplished by establishing satellite links to the AT&T network for use by relief organizations and government agencies. The AT&T ECVs (Emergency Communications Vehicles) and Satellite COLTs (Cells on Light Trucks) may also be deployed to provide calling capability for people isolated from their normal communications channels due to widespread disasters and/or evacuations.


Emergency Communications Vehicle
An NDR Emergency Communications Vehicle (ECV) (far left) deployed at a storm relief center in Pratt City, AL in May 2011.