Local Sprint PCS Outage (Jan. 29)

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Local Sprint PCS Outage (Jan. 29)

Post by Seth »

Roller Network has long used Sprint PCS phones for voice and EVDO data services, but for the first time there was a complete outage of all Sprint CDMA towers citywide. According to our logs Sprint EVDO failed at 14:23:24 local time. We restored some devices by forcing them to "roaming only" mode (although roaming was quite congested only 1xRTT) by 17:40, and the Sprint CDMA towers were back online sometime after 18:30. We turned off roaming only mode the next morning.

Roller Network uses EVDO and SNPP for out-of-band paging in the event that all fiber and/or copper based facilities are lost.
Seth Mattinen, Roller Network LLC