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Core Enterprise Solutions  for Power Utilities

Core Enterprise Solutions
for power utilities

A converged mission-critical Private LTE field area network (FAN) extends connectivity to the grid edge for new uses cases that include distribution automation and renewables integration, along with broadband for field force enablement. This offers a utility the ability to start with their unique set of legacy and new use cases, adding to them as they execute their digitalization and automation plans to realize the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Nokia Core Enterprise solution for power utilities is a key component in Nokia’s complete end-to-end mission-critical Private LTE network solution. This cloud-native 4.9G and 5G core solution is optimized for the mission-critical needs of utilities.

How Nokia’s Core Enterprise Solutions support Power Utilities

Power grids require secure, reliable wide-area wireless coverage to provide connectivity to critical grid devices, sensors and smaller substations, massive IoT and remote workers. Low latency is a requirement for fast grid device response to events that affect service and safety.

Nokia Core Enterprise Solution for Power Utilities provides that infrastructure using a cloud-native design that ensures flexibility and scalability, with a compact footprint and TCO suited to power utilities. It provides the mission-critical communication capabilities that power utilities need, in a package that they can afford to operate.

Key characteristics of Nokia Core Enterprise Solution for Power Utilities

  • Entirely cloud-native platform for flexibility
  • Standards compliant, leveraging modern communications technology for large scale networks
  • High availability with three geo-redundancy options using modern cloud techniques
  • Compact footprint with scalability for massive IoT support
  • QoS to optimize critical use case performance and scarce spectrum
  • Pre-integrated, optimized mission-critical LTE/4.9G support with an evolution to 5G when needed
  • Delivers connectivity for smart sensors, devices, growing renewables integration and mobile works with reliability and security
  • Customized specifically for mission-critical power utility FAN infrastructure needs

Single communications platform for OT and IT, IoT and new businesses

Nokia Core Enterprise Solution for Power Utilities is part of a Private LTE solution that enables a utility to converge support of existing use cases that include SCADA, AMI, and voice (currently supported on multiple application specific networks) onto a single network to simplify operations and reduce cost. It also provides secure, reliable broadband wireless connectivity to optimally support a new generation of use cases that empower a utility for the new energy future with digitalization, automation and distributed energy sources. 

Why Nokia for Private LTE

Nokia has had extensive experience in 200+ power utility mission critical communications networks during the past several decades and is a communications technology leader for both public and private wireless networks. We have the technology and experience to help power utilities move from legacy systems to new private radio networks that use 4.9G and 5G – enabling a variety of new possibilities.

These technologies bring many new potential applications for utilities:

  • Sensors monitoring more remote equipment conditions and status
  • Remote controlled drone and robot operation with video feeds
  • Mobile broadband with real-time video to improve productivity and safety
  • Deployable cells connecting to the main network for operations during natural disasters
  • Real time AI situation analysis to help optimize operations
  • Augmented reality to improve situational awareness for maintenance

As technology evolves and new use cases emerge that require even lower latency enabled with 5G, Nokia Core Enterprise Solutions are designed to create a natural evolution path for power utility agencies to realize their digital transformation.

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