Embracing Private LTE as a Utility Industry Standard

In an article for Energy Central, Guidehouse Insights shares why utilities should consider PLTE networks as a future-proof strategy

LTE-based networks are the global standard for wireless networking and the basis for future 5G systems. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), a strategy built around the family of LTE wireless technologies presents a versatile and virtually future-proof solution for utilities.

In an article for Energy Central, Richelle Elberg, principal research analyst at Guidehouse Insights, said in order to remain competitive, safe, reliable, and efficient, utilities need to invest in and deploy PLTE networks. 

Beyond the flexibility and potential value creation that PLTE will produce for individual utilities, Elberg said there could be even greater benefit to the industry if stakeholders standardize around the LTE family of protocols. 

“The day may come when multiple utilities, across state or even country borders, want to coordinate their efforts for grid operation and stability or for customer engagement and marketing purposes,” she said. “The LTE family of networking protocols is the obvious, most future-proof option.”

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