Understanding Private LTE’s Value and (True) Total Cost of Ownership
- Oct 6, 2022 11:03 pm GMT
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Proven and more prevalent, Private LTE (PLTE) is quickly becoming the top choice for digitalizing the grid. Not only does LTE have the performance and security capabilities needed to manage the data-intensive applications expected from grid modernization and renewable integration, but the carrier-grade technology is virtually future-proof. Backed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and an established supplier ecosystem, PLTE is proving to be utilities’ network of choice for digital transformation. But what is the value utilities see in Private LTE?
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