pdvWireless and Southern Linc partnered to form 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.

The alliance will aim to drive scale and innovation for the utility industry by creating a network of utility private broadband networks through centralized initiatives that may include education and training, device testing and certification, vendor equipment testing and network deployment pilots, security, and integration and operational best practices to name a few.

Examples of how private wireless networks can be leveraged include electric operations monitoring and control systems, distributed energy and storage, dynamic customer engagement, and mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) and other voice communications, a statement said.

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SOURCE: MissionCritical Communications