AT&T Cranks Up Push-To-Talk Charter Program
In addition, AT&T is working to integrate traditional private mobile radio (PMR) systems with this enhanced PTT service trial, and will demonstrate the functionality with Raytheon JPS at the 2012 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). AT&T and Raytheon expect that push to talk interoperability across different networks will extend coverage of existing PMR systems and facilitate better communications for field dispatch and operations, when many people from many different organizations need to reach each other quickly.
Selected business customers in a range of industries – transportation, utilities, manufacturing and more – will get a first look at potential PTT services through AT&T's charter program. Participants will use powerful, state of the art smartphones to test the technology. The charter program will provide AT&T and customers with a better understanding of the potential that the enhanced PTT service can offer. AT&T will work closely with customers participating in the program to measure results, and participants will have the opportunity to give feedback on their experiences.
Will PTT have a new life with enhance tech that takes advantage of 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi? There's obviously still a use-case out there, but the real question is this: will any phones support it that can be sexy and svelte enough to rival the Android greats and the iPhone that exists today?