Republic Services implements AT&T’s Push-to-Talk solution

Waste management company Republic Services will utilize AT&T’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk solution across its fleet.

The service will allow Republic’s 10,000 plus waste management personnel to communicate quickly and easily with a simple touch of a button.

“We like AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk because it enables our dispatchers to connect quickly and safely with a large team of drivers – seamlessly,” said Bill Halnon, CIO of Republic Services. “Our drivers face a number of obstacles in the field. Communicating with their colleagues should never be one of them.”

Enhanced PTT allows AT&T customers to communicate faster, use larger talk groups, and deploy across many types of handsets, AT&T said. It was designed specifically for AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE networks.

Key features include:

  • Larger contact lists and talk groups than competitive PTT solutions
  • Ability to combine PTT services and mobile applications, with help from AT&T’s team of mobility consulting and integration experts
  • Supervisory override and talk group scanning, features that were previously available only for two-way radio users
  • Sub-second call setup
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