As the storm season, including tornadoes and hurricanes, begins, Verizon will be offering general availability of its Mobile Satellite Solutions to provide backup services and enhanced disaster recovery when normal communications are disrupted. ?

“When Mother Nature unexpectedly disrupts communications, Verizon’s Mobile Satellite Services can get businesses back in business by providing private IP customers with access to their networks from virtually any place in the U.S. within satellite coverage,” says Stuart Burson, group manager at Verizon Satellite Solutions Group.

Part of Verizon’s Private IP service suite, Mobile Satellite Solutions includes 24/7 remote monitoring of the equipment and an on-site technician to provide communication services where traditional terrestrial services are unavailable, unreliable or expensive.?

Using an MPLS switching-based virtual private network, Mobile Satellite Solutions offers the scalability and any-to-any connectivity of IP communications while providing a high level of security. Verizon says it can deliver these mobile satellite solutions virtually anywhere in the continental United States within 24 to 36 hours, depending on the specific configuration.?

Building on its experience providing satellite services, Verizon has enhanced its Mobile Satellite Solutions suite, originally announced in August 2011, with an environmentally controlled, inflatable shelter that joins other service equipment like auto-deploy kits, communications trailers and an executive coach vehicle. ?

These 20-ft.-by-20-ft. air shelters include Verizon satellite, wireless and IP data networks. With a rapid setup time of fewer than 20 minutes, the air shelter has solid doors, a floor, windows and integrated LED lighting to provide a work area for as many as 12 adults while protecting them from severe weather conditions.  ?

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