Smart Grid Makes Restoration Faster for Utilities: How BG&E leveraged Smart Grid Technologies

| May 16, 2017

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Residents and businesses rely on utilities to respond to power outages quickly and restore power as fast as possible. Despite the scope of damage during storms, like the recent Hurricane Sandy, utilities, government officials and environmental organizations universally noted the smart grid's benefits to accelerate power restoration.

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Why is Elon Musk launching so many satellites into space?

Article | April 8, 2020

SpaceX founder Elon Musk first announced a plan to launch thousands of satellites into space in 2015 as part of a broadband internet service project called Starlink. Musk's initiated the project "to deploy the world's most advanced broadband internet system," according to SpaceX's Starlink website. "With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet, and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable," the site reads.

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Accelerating the Evaluation and Deployment of uCPE-Based SD-WAN Solutions

Article | February 28, 2020

Unless you’ve been living on an Internet-free desert island for the past couple of years, it’s been hard to escape all the industry hype around Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN). While the business benefits of adopting SD-WAN are significant, there’s no denying the fact that evaluating and then deploying potential solutions is hard: typically, the solutions that deliver the best Return on Investment (ROI) involve products from multiple vendors, leading to complex integration and testing. A recently-announced software evaluation kit addresses these challenges, providing a pre-integrated open-source SD-WAN solution that runs on multiple white-box hardware platforms, all ready for a quick, efficient start to putting together a multi-vendor SD-WAN deployment.

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5G Needs Edge Computing to Deliver on Its Promises

Article | February 11, 2020

Edge computing will be a key enabler for 5G to deliver on its bandwidth and latency requirements. In the short term, it can enable developers to provide a “5G experience” at scale. In the long term, it will be necessary to optimise customer experience for real-time, data hungry applications. Telecoms operators have reported that 5G in the lab can deliver network speeds that are more than twenty times faster than LTE1. But, this does not reflect the experience of the average user. And 5G roll out in many countries will be limited in terms of coverage and capabilities for several more years, given that the ultra-low latency standards will only be revealed in 3GPP’s Release 16 later this year. This is why it is likely that, for 5G to deliver on its promises, it must be coupled with edge computing.

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The FCC C-Band Auction and the Future of 5G

Article | February 11, 2020

5G and its potential applications are an exciting technology for a number of reasons, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced an auction for wireless spectrum that could speed the deployment of this technology. A faster auction will allow for the benefits of faster connectivity to reach consumers more quickly. 5G is exciting not just for its potential to provide faster service and more connectivity on wireless networks, but also as the potential backbone for many emerging connected technologies such as various smart home devices and autonomous vehicles. Already consumers can see benefits of this new technology, such as improving safety and connectivity at the Super Bowl, and wireless companies such as AT&T and Verizon are planning to offer 5G nationwide by the end of year.

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Service Stream is a leading provider of design, construction and maintenance services required to sustain Australia’s vital infrastructure and keep people and businesses connected to essential services. With locations all over Australia, we complete 34 million property visits per year as we roll out the nbn, read meters and install solar PV among many other services based in the telecommunications and utilities sectors.

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