Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wireless Companies Gearing Up for Inauguration

Mobile phone companies are bracing for a surge in capacity in wireless calls, texting and video sharing, with up to 4 million people expected to gather here for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
Sprint Nextel Corp is among the companies preparing for increased demand, by beefing up equipment at existing cell towers, adding additional telephone line connections and employing satellite trucks to patrol the area in and around the nation's capital.