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Company Overview of Southern Communications Services, Inc.

Company Overview

Southern Communications Services, Inc., doing business as Southern Linc Wireless, provides wireless communications services in metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi, and northwest Florida. The company offers Push To Talk two-way radio, cellular services, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, as well as mobile phones and accessories. It also provides Motorola integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN) device that combines the power of Push To Talk two-way radio with a slider-style design. The company also provides its service plans and accessories online. It serves various businesses, including general business, construction, healt...

5555 Glenridge Connector

Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30342

United States

Founded in 1993





Key Executives for Southern Communications Services, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Director of Legal & External Affairs
Communications Manager of Southernlinc Wireless
Vice President of Sales & Distribution
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Southern Communications Services, Inc. Key Developments

SouthernLINC Wireless to Offer Mission Critical 4G LTE Advanced Data Services to Birmingham, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa Businesses in 2016

SouthernLINC Wireless announced that it plans to offer mission critical 4G LTE Advanced data services to Southern Company utilities and to local businesses and government in the utilities' service territories. The first highly reliable, fixed data service offerings will be available in Atlanta, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa in mid-2016. SouthernLINC is constructing a new 4G LTE Advanced network to meet the growing mission-critical data needs of its large customer, Southern Company's electric utilities. The highly reliable network will have the capacity to serve the most crucial data needs of area businesses and local government as well. The new 4G LTE Advanced network will offer network encryption over the air and from SouthernLINC's towers to the network's core data centers; this level of security is not commonly offered by wireless carriers. In addition, the company is beefing up emergency backup power capabilities with hydrogen fuel cell technology at key locations and is adding main power and core data center redundancy to increase the reliability of the new network. Construction is underway for the first phase of network deployment which will bring fixed data services to metro Atlanta, the I-20 corridor from Atlanta to Birmingham, and to Tuscaloosa County in mid-2016. Ericsson is providing the radio access network and evolved packet cores and Cisco is providing the multi-protocol label switching equipment. In 2017, LTE data services will expand to the greater Montgomery area and across all of Georgia Power's service territory. In 2018, LTE data services will be available in all service territories of Southern Company's electric utilities. Together with the 4G LTE Advanced network project, SouthernLINC Wireless continues to invest in its existing iDEN wireless network. This network delivers the original, standard-setting Push To Talk 2-way and group radio, cellular and packet data services chosen by Southern Company utilities, area first responders and regional businesses. The company is on track to spend more than a million dollars in 2015 to enhance iDEN coverage and to safeguard the network performance levels that customers have come to expect.

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