PageOne sees increased demand for paging ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games
London, 31 May, 2012 – PageOne Communications, the UK’s leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors, has seen an increase in demand for paging and messaging services among key organisations involved in the Games, including The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), who have selected PageOne and its 2-way Responder pagers to help diversify their communications offering for added resilience and security.
Running from 19 May to 9 September 2012, the Olympic and Paralympic games will present huge operational and logistical challenges for the Emergency Services, transport operators and businesses operating in the affected areas. Forward planning, resilient communications systems and the efficient coordination of people and resources will be crucial to successfully managing these additional pressures.
The speed, vast coverage and convenience of paging as a channel to broadcast updates and instructions to key staff are just some of the technology’s most alluring benefits. PageOne’s 2-way Responder pager combines these strengths with two-way messaging capability and further enhancements such as GPS location tracking and an SOS alert button, provides organisations with the tools to better manage and coordinate field-resource, whilst improving staff safety. With PageOne’s network being wholly independent of the mobile networks, paging adds diversity and an even greater level of resilience into the communications mix of any organisation.
“We’ve seen a number of organisations express concerns over the availability of the mobile networks in the event of a major incident during the Olympics” says Chris Jones, CEO of PageOne. “Wholly independent, the paging network is not at risk from incident-driven traffic overload that typically affects mobile networks, as was proven during the 7/7 terrorist incidents. Therefore, paging gives our customers the confidence and peace of mind, that they can maintain communications, without risk, throughout the Olympic Games.”
With an award winning network and pedigree in critical messaging, PageOne has a trusted reputation within the messaging industry. Having recently invested in two new geographically diverse data-centres located outside of the M25, PageOne have increased resilience and capacity to its services, a further declaration of commitment to its customers.
In preparation for the London 2012 Olympics, PageOne has also undertaken a review of its operations and support requirements and issued an Olympics Preparedness Statement to confirm that the business foresees no operational impact or extraneous challenges associated with the Games. The Olympics Preparedness Statement continues to highlight PageOne as an approved messaging provider under the Office of Government Commerce CATALIST Mobile Solutions (II) framework, having been subjected to an extensive commercial, technical and security vetting and approvals process. “Security, resilience and preparedness for planned and unplanned events, are key criteria in being selected as an approved provider,” says Nigel Gray, Sales Director of PageOne. “Our messaging services have played an important and integral role in helping clients manage their own operations and resource effectively, and will continue to do so during London 2012 Olympics and beyond”.