The 600 MHz personal LTE community will help a variety of essential functions for the New York Energy Authority

Omega Wi-fi is utilizing its 600 MHz licenses to ship a non-public LTE community pilot program New York Energy Authority (NYPA) in collaboration with Nokia. This system will study the worth of utilizing Nokia’s industrial-grade personal LTE wi-fi community on Omega’s Band 71 spectrum at NYPA’s Blenheim Gilboa Energy Plant.

A few of the functions this system is hoping to help together with cell enablement of the digital utility employee, Voice over LTE and drone management with video uplink. If profitable, the community may make it doable for the utility firm to make use of drones to assist handle essential area operations for NYPA’s greater than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission traces. At the moment, the corporate depends on manned aerial car inspection, which is pricey and time-consuming.

In accordance with the Omega Wi-fi, 600 MHz spectrum is an “excellent match” for NYPA’s community, as this sort of spectrum already helps a big ecosystem of units and drones for the vitality sector. Additional, 600 MHz spectrum has a significantly protection attain, permitting NYPA to attenuate its capital outlay and working prices.

On the whole, the extra essential an utility, the stronger the case it ought to be carried out on a non-public community, as they’re notably dependable and safe. Utilities, which each makes use of hundreds of related units and runs mission essential functions, actually matches the invoice for a non-public community.

A statement from Omega mentioned that non-public networks “can help utilities in constructing a extra agile enterprise that retains tempo with shifting demand, accelerates digital transformation, and unlocks new IoT alternatives with dependable and predictable connectivity for folks, machines and sensors.”

NYPA additionally recently received permission from the Federal Communications Fee to function a 900 MHz personal community on the identical facility, in cooperation with native license holder Anterix.