Founded after 9/11, AT&T’s Farsnet The universal protection network was designed as a basis for mission critical communication for first responders. In the past year, that goal has been put to the test in response to emergency services Fire, Hurricane and a ragging virus. According to a recent Report At Farsnet, first responders consumed more than twice the average customer’s mobile data during the epidemic. To meet their growing connection requirements, AT&T is upgrading its universal security network throughout 5G + Millimeter wave footprint (in 38 cities and more than 20 venues). The service is already available in Houston and will be rolled out to additional locations in April as part of a phased, multi-year deployment, Carrier said.
First responders in any region, including 5G +, will still receive and receive calls on LTE, but First Net Network will be able to switch to 5G + if it is determined to be the best route for mobile data traffic. According to AT&T, this split spectrum approach means that data will be able to move faster without having to abandon stable voice communication over emergency LTE services.
Of course, there is nothing to stop the first people from using commercial services like the rest of the public, but AT&T claims that its “custom” network offers its own unique benefits. One of those announced benefits, announced today, is tower-to-core encryption. This extra level of protection means Farson Net traffic will be protected from the entire Selity Tower, backhaul, and across the original and back-to-back network architecture.
AT&T says its universal security network provides a nationwide wide range of encryption systems. It is currently bringing security upgrades to cell towers across the country, with Houston and Cleveland at the forefront this month and is expected to be completed nationwide in the first quarter of next year.