Utilities need to extend the reach of communications deep into the distribution grid to enable distribution automation, substation automation, distributed generation, advanced metering infrastructure and platform for new business models.
Nokia offers the flexibility to choose from a broad spectrum of technologies, including LTE, DSL and FTTx. Nokia has the experience to integrate the technology that best meets the utility’s business drivers, and can ensure that the FAN interoperates seamlessly with Wide Area Networks (WAN), Local Area Networks (LAN) and Neighborhood Area Networks (NAN) to serve varying applications with differing requirements. Combined with Nokia's award winning IP/MPLS and industry-leading microwave and fiber optic data backhaul solutions, it achieves highly reliable, highly secure, ubiquitous and cost-effective end-to-end smart grid communications for distribution automation, substation automation, distributed generation and advanced metering infrastructure. It also provides the required communications foundation for a utility to deploy their Internet of Things (IoT) strategy.
Nokia’s Field Area Network solution for power utilities are customized to suit specific business needs. This reliable, secure and scalable solution includes:
- LTE: Nokia is the leader in bringing Long-Term Evolution (LTE) to the utility industry. LTE is the natural evolution of cellular and WiMAX technologies. It provides robust and highly scalable broadband connectivity for both fixed and mobile applications that allow the utility to converge its mobile data needs to a single network technology.
The Nokia 7705 Service Aggregation Router–Hm (SAR-Hm) extends IP/MPLS services over LTE. With it, utilities are able to support field device communications wirelessly using IP/MPLS services in the FAN. It also enables end-to-end, seamless, IP/MPLS services between the FAN and the WAN.
- Copper and fiber access: Nokia Fiber to the “x” and DSL solutions provide wired alternatives for FANs.
Nokia provides consulting, solution deployment and integration services:
- To help utilities select the right FAN technology
- To deploy multiple technologies and multiple vendor products
- To ensure interoperability of different network segments and technologies
This reduces the utility’s risk during project implementation and protects their investment in Smart Grid.