Cat-M1 Joint Paper by Anterix and Ericsson

Cat M1

As utilities and smart grid vendors continue to address the challenges of grid modernization, 3GPP LTE low power wide-area (LPWA) technologies will play a key role. While NB-IoT and Cat-M1 (also referred to LTE-M or Cat-M) are both viable alternatives for today’s utility networks, Cat-M1 is becoming increasingly important due to the ability to deliver faster data rates (as compared to NB-IoT) as well as the low latency required for smart meters, distributed automation, and other grid modernization applications.

Read More

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

Utilities are facing an ever-increasing range of challenges, including wildfires, cyber security threats, and meeting decarbonization goals. New federal funding opportunities can be an essential tool for these energy companies to support the evolution and modernization of our Nation’s electric grid. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) represents a substantial investment in the future and provides a pathway to a cleaner, more reliable, resilient, and more secure energy future.

Read More

Completed NREL Study Findings Validate Performance of 900 MHz Private LTE for Utility Use Cases

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully completed Phases I and II of its high impact project validating the performance of an Anterix 900 MHz private LTE network for critical grid communications. Findings from both phases are included in a technical report, and the research was informed by an Industry Advisory Board comprised of six leading utilities that provide service across 18 states, as well as former DOE Chief Technology Officer, Pete Tseronis. The six utility members of the IAB include: Consumers Energy, Duke Energy, Evergy, Eversource Energy, Holy Cross Energy and Xcel Energy.

Read More

Thought Leaders Speak Out 2021 – IEI Key Takeaways

IEI’s provides key takeaways from an executive dialogue hosted as part of their ‘Thought Leaders Speak Out – Engaging Customers With Technology’ ongoing series. These takeaways feature ideas shared in the session by Warner Baxter, Chairman, President and CEO, Ameren, Mary Kipp, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy, Bhavani Amirthalingam, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer at Ameren and Robert Schwartz, President and CEO at Anterix. The discussion focused on the value a private LTE network provides to the electric grid, utility and customer.

Read More