Why Utilities May Want to Keep Their Licensed Radio Spectrum and Consider a Technology Refresh

Why Utilities May Want to Keep Their Licensed Radio Spectrum and Consider a Technology Refresh

Your utility may want to evaluate all of their technology options before completely shifting away from narrowband wireless networks. There have been significant changes in the last few years that can provide you with a more reliable, higher speed solution, while maintaining the benefits of a licensed radio network. Refreshing the radio may cost you 1/10th of what a complete system overhaul to...

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DTECH 2017: Field Area Network Deployment and AMI Metering in a Dense Urban Environment

DTECH 2017: Field Area Network Deployment and AMI Metering in a Dense Urban Environment

Next week, at DistribuTECH 2017, I’ll be presenting during a session about lessons learned when deploying a 900MHz wireless mesh field area network in the dense urban environment of Chicago’s city center. In late 2011, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), setting in motion a $2.6 billion investment by ComEd to strengthen and modernize the...

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Potential Expansion of the 3.65 GHz Band: More Opportunity? More Risk?

The demand for wireless broadband has exploded in recent years, but what impact will this have on the energy and utility industry as it continues to build the critical infrastructure to efficiently, reliably, and safely run the grid? Some of this growth in wireless broadband has been driven by the desire for mobile data or internet access in regions not easily reached by copper or fiber...

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