The LTE Family of Networking Protocols Represents Utilities’ Most Future-Proof Option
- Aug 20, 2020 11:59 pm GMT
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It’s been a longtime coming, but the day for power utilities to consider deploying a private LTE (PLTE) network is here. Several factors are coming together in a perfect storm of market conditions and technical innovations that make PLTE more attractive—and viable—for utility needs than ever before. In this article, Guidehouse Insights shares its thinking around PLTE for power utility applications, and why the LTE family of protocols is likely to become an important utility industry standard in coming years.
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