Communication Technology and Network Solutions to Address Challenges Faced by Utilities

Communication Technology and Network Solutions to Address Challenges Faced by Utilities

11/07/18, Dublin, Ireland. Ensuring fit for purpose comms infrastructure/connectivity is an essential feature of establishing smart grids, which is itself crucial in order to meet increasing demands for electricity and Government targets on carbon emissions. This connectivity will entail a mix of technologies (wireless, wireline, satellite) and service provision (public, private networks). Government and regulators are vital players in terms of ensuring suitable policy environment and availability of necessary spectrum. Yet there is insufficient understanding and collaboration between the various players in this ecosystem.

On 12 July, London, techUK is bringing together utilities, telecoms experts, Government and Ofcom to discuss the challenges involved in ensuring a fit for purpose comms infrastructure. Patrick Conway of Virtual Access will be one of the panelists discussing the relevant (available and emerging) communications technology and networking solutions that address the above challenges facing utility companies.
Other panelists include: Liam Beard (Vodafone), James Irvine (PNDC/Univ of Strathclyde), Noel Kirkaldi (Nokia) and Julian Stafford (WHP Telecoms)

Questions for discussion:

  • From a telecoms services or equipment providers’ perspectives what are the relevant market developments pertaining to the energy (and wider utility) sector?
  • What are the relevant current and future technology and network solutions?
  • What can the utility industries, Government, and regulators do to help enable the availability of these technology and network solutions?

For more information, contact Patrick Conway +353 087 667 1636

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