Unlocking Solutions. Powering An Industry: Letter from the Community Leader:

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This item is part of the LTE Networks - September 2021 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more

Unlocking the Potential of Broadband for Utilities Requires State-of-the-Art Solutions and Tools that will Power the Industry’s Future 

In this Special Issue, 'Unlocking Solutions. Powering An Industry - The Technology Ecosystem and its role in Building Private Utility LTE Networks', we’re featuring stories and perspectives on being part of a technology ecosystem and helping develop a community of utility support. 

As electric utilities advance their grid modernization efforts, they are planning new data communications networks to serve as the foundation for those initiatives—and that means considering the extent and value of the ecosystem of products and services that will support those networks.  Teaming up with Anterix for this Special Issue, we’ve featured stories, articles, and ideas about the ecosystem’s role in solving really big problems.  These articles from some ecosystem participants and industry experts are about the role the technology ecosystem plays in building the private wireless broadband communications platform utilities need to support the modern grid.  

Just as utilities have a celebrated history of mutual aid, so too can solutions providers support each other and, in the end, create a technology ecosystem that is greater than the sum of its parts, with impacts far beyond any individual solution’s.  

I hope you will take some time to read through some of the articles included in our 'Unlocking Solutions. Powering An Industry - The Technology Ecosystem and its role in Building Private Utility LTE Networks' Special Issue.   

And as always, I'll note that the release of the Special Issue isn't the end of the topic, but really just the beginning. Let’s make this Special Issue as interactive as possible: all the authors who submitted articles encourage and implore you to leave comments, questions, and ideas in the comments section to which they can respond.  Note: you’ll need to sign in to your profile to comment, and if you don’t yet have a profile—create one here, join the community in which the article is posted, and share your thoughts and questions ASAP.

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