The Digital Data Revolution: Changing How Utilities Will Meet the Challenges of 5G and Beyond
- Feb 2, 2021 12:27 pm GMT
With every passing minute, it’s apparent that our world is becoming more data driven. But has the utility industry kept pace with this trend?
Certainly, the technology is available to deliver accurate data in ways that field techs are already harnessing for more efficiency. But what matters even more is that the data is captured in a structured way which makes it efficient to work with and what happens downstream after data is collected.
Complicating matters is the fact that the utility industry, which is under the gun to roll out 5G and deliver on the promise of the IoT to create smart cities, finds itself in a brave new world with a need to find solutions for collecting large volumes of data, as well as for streamlining asset data collected incrementally. Additionally, utilities must coordinate with new and multiple stakeholders in ways they have never done before. Meanwhile all the stakeholders involved are balancing their competing priorities, which sometimes conflict with one another. Sharing data is no longer an option—it’s vital to getting the work done.
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