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Explore our library of articles, videos and more on utility connectivity and the need for private broadband networks. UBBA is here to help you gain an understanding of the issues and keep up with advances in these innovative solutions.

UBBA Coming Together To Solve Utility LTE

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

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

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

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

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

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 Celebrates Membership Growth in First Year

Closing Out 2021 with Increased Interest and New Members Dec 20, 2021 –The Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA)  is a collaboration of utilities and ecosystem partners dedicated to championing the advancement and development of private broadband networks for America’s critical infrastructure industries. Members have access to resources that...

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Morning Session Plugfest Testing Day 2

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 Business Working Group -Broadband FAQ

What is Broadband? The UBBA Business Working Group created several educational tools to help the industry learn more about the strategies and opportunities available.

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UBBA Business Working Group -Broadband Acronyms List

The UBBA Business Working Group created several educational tools to help the industry learn more about the strategies and opportunities available.

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Cybersecurity: Benefits of a Private LTE Network

Cybersecurity: Benefits of a Private LTE Network

See The Whitepaper Utilities and their customers have been focused on electric service reliability since the first systems were installed. Today, the electric grid is growing more complex as we add electrical loads and generation in places not anticipated in the original grid designs. Our very own Cybersecurity working group that is comprised of thought…

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Anterix Demos During Lunch at Plugfest

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 Letter to The FCC on 6 GHz Stay Petition (14DEC2021)

UBBA Letter to The FCC on 6 GHz Stay Petition (14DEC2021)

UBBA filed this letter to the Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2021, regarding support for EEI’s petition and Request for Stay on 6 GHz, as filed 12/7 in the FCC’s ET Docket No. 18-295; GN Docket No. 17-183.

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The Urgent Need for a Licensed Broadband Spectrum Allocation for Critical Infrastructure

The Urgent Need for a Licensed Broadband Spectrum Allocation for Critical Infrastructure

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.

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Speakers Montage

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

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 Policy & Advocacy Position Statement on 6 GHz Interference

UBBA Policy & Advocacy Position Statement on 6 GHz Interference

UBBA is opposed to efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand spectrum for new technologies and consumer uses in such a way as to produce harmful interference with the critical operations...

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UBBA Summit & Plugfest: Plugfest Montage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Rural Broadband Playbook

Rural Broadband Playbook

This document provides a high-level overview of the options for utility support of broadband internet service deployment to underserved customers. While electric utilities of all types are considering or making investments in their own private wired and wireless broadband communications infrastructure primarily.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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The Inherent Risks of Doing Nothing

The Inherent Risks of Doing Nothing

Today’s utilities are becoming more and more dependent on data, real-time data, to operate their networks safely and efficiently. Many utilities are currently evaluating the automation and modernization of their communications systems.

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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.

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Use Case: Mobile Workforce Management

Use Case: Mobile Workforce Management

One key component of the utility’s operations is the management of their work crews that install and maintain the grid infrastructure.

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Use Case: AMI

Use Case: AMI

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters generate vast amounts of data that can help utilities optimize their services delivery and network. A connected digital grid can help increase efficiencies and cut costs.

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Power Grids, Meet Strong Networks

Power Grids, Meet Strong Networks

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.

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Use Case: VoltVar and FLISR

Use Case: VoltVar and FLISR

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) including demand response, efficiency programs and Distributed Generation (DG) from solar and wind help keep the electric grid balanced and reliable.

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Nokia Video: Converged Private LTE and IP/MPLS FAN

Nokia Video: Converged Private LTE and IP/MPLS FAN

Video: NYPA successfully tests drone flights using Private LTE wireless network for close-up inspections of power lines

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Use Case: Fire Mitigation

Use Case: Fire Mitigation

The latest urgent issue for electric utilities is fire prevention. Powerline-caused wildfires put a utility and their customers at a tremendous risk both financially and more importantly threaten their safety and security. The fact that a single wildfire like the Camp Fire can cause so...

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Whitepaper Storm Recovery Story from WESCO/Anixter

Whitepaper Storm Recovery Story from WESCO/Anixter

When Hurricane Laura made landfall early in the morning on August 27, 2020 with sustained winds of 150 mph, and higher gusts as it roared ashore, it became one of the top five hurricanes overall to hit the U.S.

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Nokia Press Release: Service offering diversification with private wireless – QTnet (Kyushu Electric Power) in Japan

Nokia Press Release: Service offering diversification with private wireless – QTnet (Kyushu Electric Power) in Japan

Video: NYPA successfully tests drone flights using Private LTE wireless network for close-up inspections of power lines

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Use Case: Land Mobile Radio

Use Case: Land Mobile Radio

Utilities rely on their land mobile radios (LMR) and the communications infrastructure that connects them. When cellular carrier service becomes unavailable during or after a natural disaster, utilities need secure, ultra-reliable communications.

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Use Case: Utility Structure Lighting

Use Case: Utility Structure Lighting

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), all structures exceeding 200 feet above ground level, and under 200 feet in height when they may interfere with the flight path of an airport, must be appropriately marked with tower lights.

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UBBA Business Working Group Commercial Roaming Position Paper

UBBA Business Working Group Commercial Roaming Position Paper

Utilities rely on their land mobile radios (LMR) and the communications infrastructure that connects them. When cellular carrier service becomes unavailable during or after a natural disaster, utilities need secure, ultra-reliable communications.

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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...

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Private LTE Broadband Changes the Game for Utilities

Private LTE Broadband Changes the Game for Utilities

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.

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Webinar: Building Momentum for the 900 PLTE Ecosystem

Webinar: Building Momentum for the 900 PLTE Ecosystem

Moderated by Mark Poulin (Anterix) and featuring a panel of industry experts, including, Faramarz Maghsoodlou (Qualcomm Technologies), Jitender Vohra (Telit), Warren Westrup (Sierra Wireless), and Brundaban Sahoo (Motorola Solutions).

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New Private LTE Group Focuses on Business Case, Technology for Utilities

New Private LTE Group Focuses on Business Case, Technology for Utilities

The Utilities Broadband Alliance (UBBA), formed earlier this year and spearheaded by founding member Anterix, formerly pdvWireless, is addressing the business case for private Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks for utilities, along with use cases and technology considerations.

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Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future

Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future

Hosted by Pete Tseronis (Dots & Bridges) with a distinguished panel of industry experts and practitioners, Andy Bordine (Anterix), Ahmad Faruqui (Brattle Consulting), Rick Schmidt (Black & Veatch), and Scott Schoepel (Motorola).

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Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future Part II

Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future Part II

Hosted by Pete Tseronis (Dots & Bridges) with special guests Bruce Albright (Burns & McDonnell), Bobbi Harris (UBBA), Chris Trabold (General Electric).

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Anterix Webinar: The Network Effect of Grid Communications

Anterix Webinar: The Network Effect of Grid Communications

Join Guidehouse Analyst Richelle Elberg, author of Private LTE Networks Position Utilities for Industry Transformation, Alan McIntyre of Southern Company, Chris Guttman-McCabe, Chief Regulatory and Communications Officer of Anterix, and moderator Kevin Malloy, Vice President of Customer Solutions and Strategic Development of Anterix, to hear more from them about the concept of a future grid communications network effect.

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Utility Broadband Alliance to Provide a Powerful Industry Advantage

Utility Broadband Alliance to Provide a Powerful Industry Advantage

pdvWireless has announced that 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. The aim is to assist the development of private wireless broadband networks owned by and dedicated to utilities.

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Keeping the Lights On with Dedicated LTE

Keeping the Lights On with Dedicated LTE

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.

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Smart Energy International – Utility Broadband Alliance and the Mandate to Ensure Reliable Communications

Smart Energy International – Utility Broadband Alliance and the Mandate to Ensure Reliable Communications

The number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications is expected to reach 1.9 million units by 2023 from 1.3 million at the end of 2018.

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Smart Energy International: The importance of private broadband for grid modernisation

Smart Energy International: The importance of private broadband for grid modernisation

In support of America’s transforming critical infrastructure, the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) has been advancing and developing private long-term evolution (LTE) broadband as a key communications infrastructure for a secure, resilient, digital grid. UBBA founding member Southern Linc hosted the UBBA’s first annual summit in Birmingham, Alabama early October, where utility executives, industry technology leaders along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) explored key challenges facing electric utilities and examined private broadband networks as a critical element of the transforming grid.

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2019 UBBA Summit

2019 UBBA Summit

This short podcast includes highlights of Tami’s Keynote, which covered areas such as Southern Linc’s needs that brought them to the decision to stand up a Private Network and their experience doing so.

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Interview with Craig Tedrow, Senior Product Manager at GE’s Grid Solutions Business, and vice-chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Business working group

Interview with Craig Tedrow, Senior Product Manager at GE’s Grid Solutions Business, and vice-chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Business working group

I am a Senior Product Manager, within GE’s industrial communications product line, working for the MDS wireless group. My education is in electrical engineering at Geneva College, and I’ve spent 21 years executing software design and firmware development. Most of that was here at MDS doing wireless product design and development focused on the energy and industrial industries.

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Utility Industry Leaders Join to Champion Private Broadband Networks

Utility Industry Leaders Join to Champion Private Broadband Networks

United in advancing the development and adoption of dedicated wireless broadband networks for utilities, a diverse group of power providers, technology innovators, and industry leaders are establishing the Utility Broadband Alliance.

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Daily Energy Insider: Utility Broadband Alliance hosts summit to address key industry challenges

Daily Energy Insider: Utility Broadband Alliance hosts summit to address key industry challenges

The Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) hosted a two-day summit for utility executives and industry technology leaders to explore key challenges facing electric utilities.

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Interview with Allen Tharp, Senior Manager – Network Strategy, at Xcel Energy and chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Use Cases working group

Interview with Allen Tharp, Senior Manager – Network Strategy, at Xcel Energy and chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Use Cases working group

I started my career working at Motorola installing wireless systems as a field engineer/project leader, and I later returned to serve as a systems engineer manager for worldwide deployments.

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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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Utilities, Tech Firms Form Alliance for Private Industrial IoT Networks

Utilities, Tech Firms Form Alliance for Private Industrial IoT Networks

A group of companies representing telecom equipment vendors, spectrum licensees, and utilities has formed an alliance to advance the development of private broadband networks for energy providers.  The Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) includes 13 founding companies that want to drive modernization efforts in the nation's grid and other industrial IoT applications.

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Utility Broadband Alliance priorities and focus

Utility Broadband Alliance priorities and focus

Bobbi Harris, member engagement and operations lead at the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA), discusses how her organization came to be and what's next for it and its members.

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Utility Broadband Alliance chases LTE, challenges MNOs

Utility Broadband Alliance chases LTE, challenges MNOs

Following a soft launch in February at DISTRIBUTECH, membership of the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) has grown to 19 member organizations, all working hard to formulate the Alliance working groups and overall Alliance focus.

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The UBBA’s First Steps

The UBBA’s First Steps

Bobbi Harris, member engagement and operations lead at the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA), discusses how her organization came to be and what's next for it and its members.

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pdvWireless, Southern Linc Ally on Private Broadband for Utilities

pdvWireless, Southern Linc Ally on Private Broadband for Utilities

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.

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Reasons Behind 6.8% Increase in IoT Devices for Oil and Gas

Reasons Behind 6.8% Increase in IoT Devices for Oil and Gas

The number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications is expected to reach 1.9 million units by 2023 from 1.3 million at the end of 2018.

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Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G

Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G

Following a soft launch in February at DISTRIBUTECH, membership of the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) has grown to 19 member organizations, all working hard to formulate the Alliance working groups and overall Alliance focus.

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T&D World: Summit Addresses Importance of Private Broadband for Grid Modernization

T&D World: Summit Addresses Importance of Private Broadband for Grid Modernization

In support of America’s transforming critical infrastructure, the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) is dedicated to advancing and developing private LTE broadband as key communications infrastructure for a secure, resilient, digital grid.

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pdvWireless Refocuses on 900 MHz Spectrum Leasing, Forms New Utility Alliance

pdvWireless Refocuses on 900 MHz Spectrum Leasing, Forms New Utility Alliance

Morgan O’Brien’s pdvWireless continues to evolve with an updated business model that includes leasing the company’s 900 MHz spectrum and consulting on private Long Term Evolution (LTE) as it continues to await an FCC decision on its more than four-year-old plan to realign the 900 MHz band for broadband operations.

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The Installed Base of Wireless IoT Devices in the Oil and Gas Industry Reached 1.3 Million in 2018

The Installed Base of Wireless IoT Devices in the Oil and Gas Industry Reached 1.3 Million in 2018

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications amounted to 1.3 million at the end of 2018.

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