USTTI-ITU Announce Emergency Communications Training

For decades, the USTTI has provided essential training in the area of emergency telecommunications. This year, in conjunction with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the USTTI will  deliver a two-day series of webinars stressing the vital role of emergency telecommunications in mitigating disaster risk.

The USTTI-ITU “Building Disaster Resilience Through Emergency Telecommunications” webinars on December 15 and 16 will feature presentations from experts on the best practices that can lead to limiting the impact of natural and manmade disasters, common alerting protocols, pandemic response, how to develop a National Emergency Communications Plan and much more.

This sessions will take place December 15th and 16th, 2020 from 9h00 to 12h00 EST (15h00 to 18h00 CET). In addition to the topics mentioned above, Day 1 (December 15th) will include a case study from the response to the 2017 Hurricane Maria led by Loon LLC. Day 2 (December 16th) will include a regulatory perspective from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a focus on network disaster recovery led by AT&T, a presentation about satellite communications and its role in disaster response led by Inmarsat  and a round-table discussion built around the current COVID-19 pandemic.

How to register:

To participate in the joint ITU and USTTI webinar on “Building Disaster Resilience through Emergency Telecommunications”, please register here.  All can register to the meeting using their ITU user account credentials. In case you do not have an ITU user account, please create one and select the option “I am a new user” at:

If you already created a user account when registering for the previous ITU-D meetings, your user account is still valid.



Building disaster resilience through emergency t​​​elecommunications

Joint ITU and USTTI Webinar
15 and 16 December 2020


Tuesday, 15 December 9h00 to 12h00 EST (15h00-18h00 CET)

09:00 – 09:20 Welcome Remarks

09:20 – 10:20 ITU Guidelines: National Emergency Telecommunication Plans, Tabletop Exercises, Tampere Convention
10:20 – 11:20 Common Alerting Protocol: Standards and Best Practices
11:20 – 12:00 Case Study – Hurricane Maria Response and Recovery; Perspective from Loon LLC


Wednesday, 16 December 9h00 to 12h00 EST (15h00-18h00 CET)

09:00 – 09:05 Session Overview
09:05 – 09:50 Regulators Perspective on Emergency Preparedness and Response: US Federal Communications Commission
09:50 – 10:30 Network Disaster Recovery: AT&T
10:30 – 11:10 Satellite Communications and Disaster Response: Inmarsat
11:10 – 12:00 Round-table Discussion on COVID-19 and resilient networks: How to ensure business continuity in the telecom industry