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Rural computing and connectivity provider could appeal to power industry members

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A Boulder, Colo.-based company has unveiled a technology offering that could be useful to companies in the electric power industry with assets in rural parts of the country.

Fierce Wireless reported last month that Trilogy Networks has created a national networking backbone by leasing fiber connectivity and worked with other tech companies to make services such as cloud computing, storage and Internet of Things platforms available on it.

Trilogy calls its product an "edge-network-as-a-service" and is marketing it to rural businesses such as large farms and oil fields. I could see it appealing to plenty of companies in the electric power industry, including operators of remote solar and wind farms, transmission line owners and even distribution utilities such as rural electric cooperatives that have a lot of territory in the boondocks.

Trilogy also can use its technology to set up private wireless networks, such as the private LTE network it helped a greenhouse operator deploy.

That could make Trilogy a competitor to Anterix, which, as Light Reading recently noted, is positioning itself to become a private LTE enabler for utility companies. Ameren has signed a letter of intent to lease spectrum from Anterix for a private wireless network. Companies working with Anterix on pilots include Southern Company, Exelon, Duke Energy and Hawaiian Electric.

 

 

 

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