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Satellite Communications Belong in Your Business Continuity Plans

Published: 07 October 2015

ID: G00292384

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz, Bill Menezes


Prolonged network outages after major natural disasters highlight the vulnerability of terrestrial enterprise WANs, both for primary and contingency plans. To avoid this, service continuity managers must have high-throughput data and voice mobile satellite services in their continuity strategies.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • During significant recent disasters, terrestrial communications systems in developed markets suffered outages, sometimes lasting several weeks, causing major concern for service continuity managers
  • Following a major disaster, many service continuity managers' lack of backup planning for fiber network and cell tower outages has resulted in unacceptably long recovery times

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