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Webinar Recording: Key criteria to consider when developing a sustainable network communication strategy

Webinar Recording: Key criteria to consider when developing a sustainable network communication strategy

Click the image below to watch the recording of this December 8th webinar from Xcel Energy and Itron. “Key criteria to consider when developing a sustainable network communication strategy”  

Webinar Recording: Securing Private Cellular Networks

Webinar Recording: Securing Private Cellular Networks

Securing Private Cellular Networks (Webinar date 31 OCT 2023) Utilities are challenged to deliver reliable and SECURE services every day, rain or shine. With many considering the next generation of utility LTE networks, cybersecurity is at the forefront of discussions. During this webinar, speakers from...

Webinar Recording: Deploying cost effective, utility grade private LTE networks in unlicensed 915 MHz

Webinar Recording: Deploying cost effective, utility grade private LTE networks in unlicensed 915 MHz

August 3, 2023 recording of UBBA Member webinar: Deploying cost effective, utility grade private LTE networks in unlicensed 915 MHz Utility communication networks are evolving to support increases in demand, higher security & resiliency expectations, distributed generation, load management and sustainability initiatives. Legacy SCADA equipment...

Webinar Recording: Spectrum, The Invisible Elephant in the Room

Webinar Recording: Spectrum, The Invisible Elephant in the Room

July 25, 2023 recording of UBBA Member webinar: Planning to deploy a private wireless broadband network for your utility? Perhaps the most foundational element will be the spectrum the network employs, so pay heed: the band you choose can make all the difference. Yes, your...

April 27 Webinar: What new federal funding means for Smart Utilities

April 27 Webinar: What new federal funding means for Smart Utilities

ICYMI: Listen to the RECORDED WEBINAR HERE In the latest round of federal government funding, The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 has allocated $11.7 billion to fund innovative clean energy programs. Add this to the previous year of IIJA, NTIA & BEAD funding, and...

How the wireless supply chain can transform utility networks for the modern world

How the wireless supply chain can transform utility networks for the modern world

(Sept 2022)Utilities are changing and their communication networks must evolve to support increases in demand, higher expectations on resilience and security, new distributed forms of power generation, storage and load management and various requirements posed by sustainability. Wireless technology suppliers have a massive opportunity to...

Understanding three core private LTE architectures that utilities should consider

Understanding three core private LTE architectures that utilities should consider

(July 2022) The utilities infrastructure as a whole is seeing radical changes. Ubiquitous connectivity is quickly becoming one of the principal catalysts of digital transformation in this industry. Not since large-scale deployments of smart meters has there been such interest and motivation to transform communications...

Security Challenges & Solutions in Deploying Cellular Networks for Utilities

Security Challenges & Solutions in Deploying Cellular Networks for Utilities

The utilities infrastructure as a whole is seeing radical changes. Part of those changes is the shift to digitalization and the integration of telecommunications-based systems. This shift in particular will pose its own set of challenges for utilities including changes to network architecture, network security,...

The Cost of Doing Nothing

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Though utilities are generally known to approach change with careful deliberation, inaction sometimes imposes risks too high to tolerate. In “Utility Networks: The inherent risks of doing nothing,” the Utility Broadband Alliance explores the influences that can cause utility reticence to embrace change and the...

Next-Gen AMI Over Private LTE

Next-Gen AMI Over Private LTE

The confluence of more powerful residential electric meters with the emergence of Private LTE means new choices and possibilities for utilities when planning the future of their AMI network. This ecosystem panel will bring together ideas and ask critical questions that directly address how Gen...

How the innovative device ecosystem is enabling end-to-end use cases for utilities

How the innovative device ecosystem is enabling end-to-end use cases for utilities

Enabling smarter, safer, and more connected utilities requires cooperation, collaboration, and partnership between device manufacturers and network infrastructure providers. This ecosystem panel of experts will discuss solutions that bring redundancy to cellular infrastructure, coordinate power generation, monitor power distribution and ensure employee safety. Thought leaders...

PLTE for modernizing power grids and lowering operational expenses

PLTE for modernizing power grids and lowering operational expenses

Not since large-scale deployments of smart meters has there been as much interest and motivation to transform the utility communications network. #LTE and #5G private networks promise to address a wide range of operational initiatives. In this session, our expert panel will address: • What makes cellular a...

Exploring the Capabilities of LTE/5G to Enhance Utility Use Cases

Exploring the Capabilities of LTE/5G to Enhance Utility Use Cases

Wireless technologies enable wide area coverage that can flex between latency and speed. This allows for a diversity of use cases including slow devices like meters, quick response intelligent devices, and high throughput hungry video cameras. Please join UBBA for the free webinar to explore...

Cybersecurity for Embedded Devices on Utility Networks

Cybersecurity for Embedded Devices on Utility Networks

Grid digitization initiatives are driving utilities to move beyond legacy communications to advanced private broadband solutions and new Internet of Things (IoT) devices. During the webinar, panelists will describe the voluntary, recommended activities related to cybersecurity that utilities should consider before placing embedded and “IoT”...

Nationwide Utility Private LTE Survey Early Results Review and Insights

Nationwide Utility Private LTE Survey Early Results Review and Insights

Bobbi Harris, member engagement lead for UBBA sits down with David Briesacher, Ameren’s Manager of Intelligrid Business Planning & Integration, and Kevin Malloy, VP of Customer Solutions of Anterix, to discuss the early trends from an ongoing UBBA survey, which looks at the realities that...

Technology Opportunities from the 900 MHz Realignment

Technology Opportunities from the 900 MHz Realignment

On May 13th, the FCC unanimously confirmed the Report & Order to move forward with the process of realigning the 900 MHz spectrum to enable utility broadband. This webinar brings the perspective of key utility industry technology experts to discuss what their organizations are doing...

Opportunities and Impacts of the FCC 900 MHz Decision

Opportunities and Impacts of the FCC 900 MHz Decision

On May 13, 2020, the FCC approved the use of the 900 MHz band by utility companies for private LTE. Five utility members of the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) will share their thoughts on this decision in a panel discussion. The UBBA is dedicated to...

Technology Considerations for Utility Private Broadband

Technology Considerations for Utility Private Broadband

This webinar, sponsored by UBBA, brings together utility and technology leaders to share their experiences and knowledge on considerations for utility private broadband infrastructure. This discussion will include the key technological considerations for a private utility broadband initiative, focusing on areas of infrastructure, spectrum, devices,...

Opportunities for Utility Private Broadband Networks

Opportunities for Utility Private Broadband Networks

This webinar, sponsored by UBBA, brings together utility and technology leaders to share their experiences on broadband infrastructure and looks at the following key areas: understanding the business opportunities and industry challenges that utilities must take into consideration; real utility drivers and solutions for private broadband; technology, spectrum and use cases.

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