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Anterix Answers: The Future of Communications for Utilities - Private Wireless Broadband Networks

Anterix Answers: The Future of Communications for Utilities – 900 MHz Private Wireless Broadband

Mike Brozek, Anterix’s VP of Customer Success, explains the advantages of a 900 MHz private LTE network for utilities. Recognizing the pivotal role of communication in utility operations, Brozek explains the traditional approach of in-house solutions.  He emphasizes that while LTE stands as a global wireless standard, utilities opting for commercial carriers may encounter limitations. In contrast, licensed spectrum, like the 900 MHz private LTE network, offers better coverage and control, making it more cost-effective for utilities in the long run.

Key Insights: 

  • LTE Advancements: Despite traditionally relying on in-house communication solutions, utilities now have access to cutting-edge LTE technology, thanks to its global standardization.
  • Commercial Carrier Limitations: Utilities relying on commercial carrier services may face limitations in design, coverage, and backup power requirements that are not tailored to their specific needs.
  • Licensed Spectrum Benefits: Licensed spectrum, like the 900 MHz private LTE network, provides better coverage and control for utilities. This low-band spectrum allows for larger coverage areas with fewer towers, resulting in cost savings for backup solutions and connectivity.
  • Capitalizing on Private LTE: Investor-owned utilities can capitalize on the 900 MHz private LTE spectrum, ensuring long-term benefits from a private wireless broadband solution built on a global standard.
  • Spectrum Security: With licensed spectrum, utilities have the assurance that they have the right to use the spectrum for decades, avoiding potential disruption from unlicensed spectrum users.
  • Cost Efficiency: Utilizing low-band spectrum like the 900 MHz private LTE network, utilities can achieve cost savings throughout their operations, from backup solutions to connectivity services.
  • Long-Term Solution: The 900 MHz private LTE network provides utilities with a reliable, long-term solution for their communication needs, allowing them to fully own and control their network while benefiting from the global LTE standard.

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