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UBBA Coming Together To Solve Utility LTE
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UBBA Coming Together To Solve Utility LTE

UBBA’s Plugfest was the culmination of collaboration and ecosystem leaders coming together to solve utility LTE challenges. “Each utility strategy is different and UBBA is the best resource for utilities to ask questions and collaborate about broadband solutions to meet the coverage, resilience, reliability, and cybersecurity requirements for their utility,” said UBBA Vice Chairman John…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Utility Use Case Focus
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Utility Use Case Focus

UBBA’s Plugfest featured critical use cases such as FLISR (Fault Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration), Capacitor Bank Controllers, Smart Streetlighting, and next-gen smart meters, to name a few. Hosted by UBBA founding member Ameren Missouri, the test cases were identified by the UBBA Use Cases & Testbeds Working Group and led by the UBBA Plugfest…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Overview
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Overview

The Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) held its inaugural Utility Broadband Plugfest to test LTE networks for utility use cases in St. Louis. UBBA delivered a sold-out, in-person event culminating with the first Utility Broadband Plugfest, which showcased the innovation, collaboration, and interoperability of utility use cases and devices on public and private LTE networks

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Industry Alliances- Moving Forward Together
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Industry Alliances- Moving Forward Together

Why are Alliances so critical to utility infrastructure evolution? Our industry leaders will share their experiences and vision for collaboration among associations. Speakers: Jerry Gentry (NYPA), Tim Godfrey (EPRI), John Hughes, Vice Chairman of UBBA (Ameren), Koustuv Ghoshal (Ericsson), and Mar Tarres (Anterix) Moderated by: Matt Olson (Burns & McDonnell)

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Morning Session Plugfest Testing Day 1
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Morning Session Plugfest Testing Day 1

UBBA delivered the first LTE Plugfest to St. Louis in October 2021, to showcase the innovation, collaboration and interoperability of utility use cases on private LTE networks. This is the recording of the first morning plugfest on Day 1 of the event. Moderated by: Matt Olson (Burns & McDonnell)

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Afternoon Session Plugfest Testing Day 1
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Afternoon Session Plugfest Testing Day 1

UBBA delivered the first LTE Plugfest to St. Louis in October 2021, to showcase the innovation, collaboration and interoperability of utility use cases on private LTE networks. This is the recording of the afternoon Plugfest tests on Day 1 of the event. Emcee: Matt Olson (Burns & McDonnell)

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Morning Session Plugfest Testing Day 2
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Morning Session Plugfest Testing Day 2

UBBA delivered the first LTE Plugfest to St. Louis in October 2021, to showcase the innovation, collaboration and interoperability of utility use cases on private LTE networks. This is the recording of the morning Plugfest tests on Day 2 of the event. Emcee: Matt Olson (Burns & McDonnell)

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Anterix Demos During Lunch at Plugfest
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Anterix Demos During Lunch at Plugfest

Anterix Active Ecosystem Demos during lunch at the UBBA Summit & Plugfest

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Speakers Montage
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Speakers Montage

Watch the 2 minute video montage to experience the Leadership of UBBA!

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Top priorities for utility leaders in the age of the clean, secure and digital grid
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Top priorities for utility leaders in the age of the clean, secure and digital grid

Speakers: Bhavani Amirthalingam (Ameren), Omar Zevallos (SDG&E), Jerry Gentry (NYPA), Joe Mellott (Evergy)...

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Plugfest Montage
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Plugfest Montage

The Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) held its inaugural Utility Broadband Plugfest to test LTE networks for utility use cases in St. Louis. UBBA delivered a sold-out, in-person event culminating with the first Utility Broadband Plugfest, which showcased the innovation, collaboration, and...

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Koustuv Ghoshal
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UBBA Voice of the Members: Koustuv Ghoshal

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is a video from Koustuv Ghoshal from Ericson.

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UBBA Voice of the Members: David Allen
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UBBA Voice of the Members: David Allen

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is a video from David Allen from UScellular. Click below to watch this…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Mauricio Subieta
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UBBA Voice of the Members: Mauricio Subieta

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is one from Dr. Mauricio Subieta from Nokia. Click below to watch this…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Griselda Aldrete
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UBBA Voice of the Members: Griselda Aldrete

Griselda Aldrete from Alliant Energy and one of the new UBBA Board of Directors shares her Voice of the Member. Click below to watch this UBBA Voice of the Members segment:

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Ron Brady
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UBBA Voice of the Members: Ron Brady

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is a video from Ron Brady of Xcel Energy. Click below to watch…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: John Stafford
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UBBA Voice of the Members: John Stafford

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is one from John Stafford, President of North America for CrescoNet. John is…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Help for the Urgent Needs for Rural Broadband
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Help for the Urgent Needs for Rural Broadband

Ensuring home broadband internet access—particularly in rural areas—has long been a national priority, but efforts to bridge the digital divide gained increased urgency in the face of safety measures taken to combat the pandemic. As the federal government amplifies its longstanding strategy of providing funding to entice commercial deployment of broadband service in otherwise uneconomical…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Rob Schwartz
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UBBA Voice of the Members: Rob Schwartz

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is one from Rob Schwartz, CEO of Anterix. Click below to watch this…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Presentation: Mobile Network Providers can complement a Utilities’ Private Network Objectives
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Presentation: Mobile Network Providers can complement a Utilities’ Private Network Objectives

Whether Utilities want to operate their own private LTE network, use the existing mobile operator’s networks, or a hybrid approach in between, Mobile Network Operators can support a range of integrated solutions that balance the Utilities need for control, data localization and security with access to mobile networks for coverage, roaming, and fail-over capabilities. Speaker: James…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Keynote: Planning for the Network to Run Grid Modernization Today and Tomorrow
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Keynote: Planning for the Network to Run Grid Modernization Today and Tomorrow

Ameren Chief Procurement Officer & VP of Supply Chain will insights on planning for innovation and procurement strategies for the future of the utility networks. Speaker: Pardeep Gill (Ameren)

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Preparing and Protecting the Network Through Technology Advancements
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Preparing and Protecting the Network Through Technology Advancements

Utilities are experiencing the next-generation evolution of SCADA, AMI and Smart City applications. With rising software and penetration attacks – the potential for sophisticated cyber attackers to breach and gain control of a utility’s smart grid. This panel will build off Gill’s keynote and discuss strategies for working with supply chain partners can pull all…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Accelerating the Private LTE Ecosystem
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Accelerating the Private LTE Ecosystem

Utilities are increasingly focused on the wireless broadband data communications networks necessary to enable their historic efforts to modernize the grid. A major concern in selecting network technology and radio spectrum: ensuring a broad, vibrant marketplace for equipment, applications, and services to support initial deployment as well as ongoing operations and maintenance. Nobody wants to…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Innovation in IoT
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: Innovation in IoT

How to leverage technology transition to reap the massive potential of the smart utilities market. We will discuss the advantages for utilities in the new 5G world. Intelligent communication capability built into the IoT network and layered with security that best protects utility operations. Panelists: Jitender Vohra (Telit), Jeff Tufts (Cisco), David Allen (UScellular) and…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: What Does it Take to Run a Private LTE Network?
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Panel: What Does it Take to Run a Private LTE Network?

Insights from the Business Working Group paper focused on what happens after deployment. What skills utilities need to hire for and what options are available to them. Panelists: Tom Bedics (SouthernLinc), Ron Brady (Xcel Energy), Mauricio Subieta(Nokia), and Patrick Nolan (Ameren). Moderator: Paul Anuszkiewicz (Palmetto Technology Associates)

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Session: 6GHz Interference with Utility Communications Call to Action
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UBBA Summit & Plugfest Session: 6GHz Interference with Utility Communications Call to Action

Get the background and the latest status on the FCC’s efforts to permit unlicensed use of the entire 6GHz Licensed Microwave band for Wi-Fi. Plus speakers will share the results of real-world testing by Southern Company, Lockard & White and EPRI of the first commercially available 6GHz Wi-Fi Access Points; Demonstrating the true interference with…

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