Implementing cost-effective alternatives to carriers’ time-division multiplexing (TDM) and frame relay services, which are being phased out in many markets
Managing aging infrastructures and aging workers that will soon take their knowledge of legacy systems into retirement
Protecting grids from security threats
Providing reliable and secure communications for smart grid technologies including renewable generation integration, which requires a new level of reliability and control
Benefit Statement 5.
Coping with financial pressures created by growing OPEX and flattening demand
The white paper examines key challenges that are driving power utilities to modernize the communications infrastructure that supports their grids. It explains how utility communications requirements are changing and why utilities should reexamine the cost of their existing solutions compared to modern solutions and determine which best addresses their current and future needs.