Enabling a smart grid: How to prioritise data traffic for faster utility networks

What is your strategy as data traffic volumes continue to grow? This webinar addresses how to meet current and future capacity for a faster, more scaleable network.

Recorded: 13 Sep 2017

Webinar Overview

Distributed generation, demand response and consumer flexibility are all possibilities for the electric grid but digitisation relies on a properly planned communication network that will allow growth. Utilities are faced with several key questions and challenges on how to design a smart grid communication network that will scale and grow without an enormous burden on cost. Utility networks are becoming more and more complex and the evolution to IP/MPLS based traffic is driving the adoption of newer services and applications. This webinar will address the biggest burden - the need for capacity to handle data traffic demands – both current and future.

How to decide on critical traffic

As utility networks move to Ethernet-based transport, the demand for new data applications such as video surveillance, corporate networking and next generation operational services like monitoring, fault reporting will increase the burden on the network and can easily overload the bandwidth without room for growth.  If not planned properly, existing mission critical services like voice, teleprotection and SCADA can also be at risk.

In order to tackle this challenge, a designer needs to first understand the types of services that will need to run on these modern networks and how to design a critical communications network so capacity is never an issue.  And since a network can never have infinite capacity, understanding the most critical traffic needs and how to scale bandwidth effectively is the most crucial topic.  

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Review your key drivers of capacity in terms of priority and importance
  • Properly dimension traffic so your critical traffic, new applications and future growth can be properly planned
  • Examine the impact of design to reliability and total cost of ownership so all crucial aspects of your network design are covered

About your speaker

Ronil Prasad is responsible for the creation and execution of strategic marketing plans for Private Network customers in North America.  His primary goal is to work with internal groups within Aviat and customers to extract requirements and translate technical features and capabilities into compelling value propositions.  These value propositions drive high level messaging, strategy and positioning as well network design strategies for customers.  Ronil has worked for Aviat for 15 years and has held various sales and sales management positions throughout this time.