Public LTE: What is the True Cost of Going Wireless?

Public LTE: What is the True Cost of Going Wireless?

Across the country, telephone service providers are announcing their plans to suspend future support, and eventually retire legacy analog circuits. Over the past few decades, these circuits were used by utilities to connect critical assets with their core IT network. Many utilities are using this as an opportunity to upgrade their existing communications systems to IP or cloud based...

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Five Great Reasons to Start Retiring Your Analog Circuits ASAP

Five Great Reasons to Start Retiring Your Analog Circuits ASAP

Everyone knows the days of the US telecom carriers supporting their old copper facilities are numbered. All the major service providers have filed with PUC’s and the FCC stating this fact. So why haven’t all utilities started the undertaking of finding new telecommunication solutions to replace those old POTs and Class A circuits when such critical services as SCADA and teleprotection ride...

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Telecommunications is the Foundation of the Next Generation Utility

The next generation utility has to be thinking about how to operate in a changing environment and how to become more efficient and effective in managing the grid, saving energy and serving customers.  The surge in effort to build a Smart Grid pushes utilities to acquire more data from the field and utilize that data to make smarter decisions for grid operations. …

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FCC Part 17 Rule Changes

Towers and other antenna structures form the backbone of today’s microwave based telecommunication systems. Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made some dramatic changes to streamline and eliminate outdated provisions in the Part 17 rules governing the construction, marking, lighting and maintenance of these structures.  The FCC started this effort to modernize Part 17 back...

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Bye-Bye POTS!

The Regulated Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) is a Thing of the Past Consumers are abandoning land lines by the millions.  Today, 41% of households are already wireless and most new home move-ins do not ever install a landline. The transition to a wireless and IP world is inevitable – so what do utilities need to do?  …

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Fixed Mobile Convergence – WMP-OneCall Saves Significant Telecom Costs

Costs associated with telecommunications services represent an operational expenditure that is sometimes second only to salaries in many corporations today. Traditional call convergence technologies give you the services that many companies already take advantage of: utilizing one number/one voicemail scenarios, follow-me roaming and simultaneous ring. WMP-OneCall takes this one step further...

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