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Utility Industry Leaders Join New Alliance to Champion Private Broadband Networks for Critical Infrastructure
Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) to become hub of information sharing, collaboration and planning to advance dedicated wireless connectivity for an increasingly interconnected and distributed grid.
pdvWireless, Inc. announced that Southern Company subsidiary Southern Linc will serve as a founding member of an alliance of utilities and vendors that will become a hub of information sharing, collaboration and planning to assist the development of private wireless broadband networks owned by and dedicated to utilities.
More than 3,000 electric utilities across the US are each managing multiple—sometimes more than a dozen—wireless networks in support of grid operations, workforce management, and customer service. Typically, these networks have been developed in an ad hoc manner for application-centric purposes.
The electric utility business is fundamentally more complex today than it was even five years ago: once primarily the supplier of centrally-produced power, the utility is now the master orchestrator of a multitude of distributed energy resources. Enabling the modern grid requires a solid foundation of certain strategic technologies, including private wireless broadband communications.
A case study of how Southern Linc, the wireless communications network backed by the strength and reliability of Southern Company, transitioned to a highly reliable LTE network while meeting strict security requirements.
We’re on the verge of a very different world for utilities as they face a dramatic business and technological transformation. Power, communications, transportation, infrastructure and even public safety are becoming interconnected and interdependent as utilities develop the intelligent grid.