Utility tests and deployments of private LTE networks picking up speed
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- Jan 20, 2021 9:57 pm GMTJan 20, 2021 7:48 pm GMT
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Like the explosions of individual kernels in a popcorn popper after it’s been plugged in for a couple of minutes, announcements that utilities are testing or deploying private wireless broadband networks are beginning to happen more rapidly.
So far this year, there have been three — two involving private Long-Term Evolution networks that San Diego Gas & Electric and Xcel Energy plan to roll out and a third about a private LTE network that Dominion Energy’s Virginia subsidiary plans to test over the next two years.