Lte | 2021-07-30

The Top Ten Considerations for Utilities looking to transition from Narrowband to Next-Generation Bearers

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

TCCA’s SCADA, Smartgrid and IoT Working Group produces white paper on the next generation bearers including LTE and IoT bearers for SCADA.

As next generation networks such as 4G, 5G, LoRa and Sigfox become more widespread, there is increasing interest from the utilities sector in the features in the standards that are targeted at IoT telemetry-type applications.New bearers can open up exciting new applications that cannot be served by today’s narrowband bearers.

In this white paper, TCCA’s SCADA, Smartgrid and IoT Working Group has shared its view of the top ten considerations for utilities looking to transition from narrowband to next-generation bearers for mission critical applications. Different sectors and regions of the world will likely have different priorities.

With this new whitepaper, the TCCA hopes that the discussions around these topics will help organisations that are planning to migrate their machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to a new bearer or bearers.

Download the whitepaper here