||Network Operators, Service Providers, and Public Safety, in order to facilitate asset management and increase the likelihood of having usable spares in emergency restorations, should consider maintaining "hot spares" (e.g., circuit packs electronically plugged in and interfacing with any element management system) as opposed to being stored in a cabinet for mission critical elements.
||Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
||Service Provider; Network Operator
||Emergency Preparedness;Hardware;Network Elements;Network Operations;Network Provisioning;Procedures;
||To determine appropriateness of this Best Practice, certain factors should be considered, including redundancy, single points of failures (SPOF) for critical subscribers, etc.