IoT connectivity: Benefits of a privately owned LTE network

For robust, scaleable field area networks (FAN), long-term evolution connectivity technology is hard to beat. This webinar explains how it works.

Recorded: 01 Nov 2017

Webinar Overview

As a distribution system operator, you need to extend the reach of grid communications to fulfil your grid modernisation and Internet of Things strategy - from distribution automation to substation automation, distributed generation and advanced metering infrastructure.

Field area networks (FAN) can be enabled by a variety of communication technologies but this webinar will focus on long-term evolution (LTE), “a natural evolution of cellular and WiMAX technologies”, says Nokia. 

In the US, Nokia and AT&T have joined forces to bring a private LTE solution, which includes spectrum to the utility industry to allow power companies to build out a secure converged FAN for critical distribution connections.

But what are the benefits of a private LTE network and how does it converge data into a single communication network?

Watch this webinar to find out:

  • Utility use cases for a private LTE network
  • Long term benefits of LTE
  • Technical considerations for deploying LTE   
  • How FAN interoperates with Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • How you can have 'speed to deployment'
  • How Nokia’s service aggregation router extends IP/MPLS services over LTE
  • How this creates a critical foundation to prosper with a changing business model

Keen to find out more? Why not check out Nokia's white paper Rethinking the FAN for grid automation