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ATIS Network Reliability Steering Committee Updates Pandemic Checklist

ATIS Network Reliability Steering Committee Updates Pandemic Checklist

ATIS today announced publication of an updated checklist of voluntary industry best practices as a reference in preparation for, response to, and recovery from a pandemic event: the NRSC Pandemic Checklist, ATIS-0100018(2021-02). This resource updates the previous version, which was revised based on industry response to the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak.

The updated Checklist incorporates additional best practices derived from industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic and supports the industry in its efforts to minimize the impact of a pandemic on the workforce and ensure network stability. These practices have been particularly vital in efforts to slow the virus’ spread by enabling increased telework, telehealth, and online learning initiatives. The Pandemic Checklist contains activities to help safeguard communications infrastructure addressing human and environmental factors as well as power, software, payload, hardware, networks and policy considerations. It was developed by ATIS’ Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC).

Access the NRSC Pandemic Checklist.

About the Network Reliability Steering Committee
NRSC is home to a key set of industry advisors on the health of the nation’s communications networks. It provides timely consensus-based technical and operational expert guidance and best practices to all segments of the public communications industry. Employing a proactive approach, it collaborates and holds quarterly public meetings with the FCC and provides information to help minimize the number of agency rule-makings and mandates.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 6G, 5G, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

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Marcella Wolfe, Manager – Public Relations and Marketing Communications, ATIS