Private LTE Networks Are the Key to Unlocking the Future of Utilities
- Aug 20, 2020 10:59 pm GMT
This item is part of the LTE Networks & Utilities - Summer 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
The electric grid is undergoing the most significant transformation in its history. Rapidly emerging digital technologies and devices continue to spur an evolution away from the traditional centralized system and one-way power flows, and toward a more distributed system that can support dynamic, two-way power requirements while also ensuring reliability, efficiency and security.
Many different connected digital device types are moving to the grid’s edge and becoming increasingly densified. While fiber is also becoming increasingly common for major communication nodes, the sheer number of devices, throughout the service territories, may only be connected with an advanced wireless network. This advanced network supports the traditional LMR, AMI and SCADA devices but, it will also support many new services and device types including devices that are yet to be developed.
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