Wireless WAN for Utilities
Optimised Wireless Network Edge ensures a reliable, always-on network service for utility companies, wherever their assets or infrastructure are located. Delivering high performance, security and agility, our new wireless WAN for utilities solution helps you ensure a consistent level of service for your customers.
The critical network needs of today’s utility companies
Managing infrastructure in the utilities sector is a significant challenge. With your assets often stretching far and wide and into hard-to-reach areas, keeping these sites connected and accessing their critical data requires a robust network service with ubiquitous coverage. However, terrestrial communications can be limited in remote areas, so other connectivity solutions need to be sourced.
Nonetheless, the utilities sector is under pressure to ensure they have better visibility of their operational activity. Concerns around sustainability and efficiency have led to stricter regulations and expectations. Relying on legacy communications infrastructure makes meeting these expectations challenging. More modern, agile connectivity technology may offer a solution.
However, interruptions in service cannot be afforded when installing the physical infrastructure needed to make the switch over.
Other advances in digital applications are also proving very valuable for utility companies. For example, adopting IoT monitoring devices helps gain better visibility of your assets and supports improved efficiency, sustainability and service delivery.
However, these applications can be bandwidth-heavy and put a strain on your network. Managing network traffic and availability for these applications is essential for optimal productivity and consistent service.
Cybersecurity must also be a significant factor in your network strategy, with any cyberattacks having the potential to cause a wide-ranging impact. Legacy infrastructure was often not designed to encompass cybersecurity, while the multiple access point of IoT devices can further increase your cyber vulnerability. Therefore, a solution that offers a high level of cyber protection for your network and its critical operations is needed.
With these challenges in mind, we developed a wireless WAN for utilities solution; Optimised Wireless Network Edge.
As a hybrid wireless service, it ensures the high performance, agility and security that your network requires.
A Wireless WAN solution for your utility company
Our Optimised Wireless Network Edge (OWNE) services provide a seamless, always-on connectivity solution that does not rely exclusively on terrestrial broadband service coverage. Leveraging a whole range of connectivity options, such as microwave, 4G and 5G, GEO and LEO (OneWeb) satellite, OWNE enables you to deploy your services and applications and connect your assets wherever they are located.
As a hybrid wireless WAN service, OWNE has the agility to provide ubiquitous connectivity for your far-reaching assets, even in remote areas. Moreover, with multi-circuit technology and built-in enhanced active technology SD-WAN capability, it optimises availability to maximise performance for your data-heavy applications and IoT monitoring devices.
Alongside our OWNE connectivity services, we offer a bespoke managed service overlay with contractually agreed service level agreements and on-site maintenance support in every country and region.
With our single-service pane-of-glass customer portal, you can access complete visibility and tracking of your network activity to optimise efficiency and support regulatory compliance.
These value-added services can also include SD-WAN, security services and platinum first-level helpdesk support for focused triage and rapid fault rectification.
Avoid service disruption with Fast Deployment and Backup Connectivity
When seeking to move away from legacy communications infrastructure, our OWNE Fast Deploy Connectivity services and zero-touch provisioning supports a switch-over with minimal disruption. There’s no need for the physical cable infrastructure of terrestrial services, which can take weeks. Instead, our wireless WAN for utilities solution allows your users, assets and devices can be connected to the network within days, optimising productivity and minimising any service disruption.
The speed of our Fast Deploy Connectivity Services also supports efficient set-up when you take on new sites and is even suitable for temporary use, for example, when at trade shows or fulfilling short-term requirements.
OWNE Backup Connectivity is another valuable element of our network service for the utilities sector, providing a continuous service even in the event of terrestrial infrastructure failure. Leveraging integrated SD-WAN capability and link load balancing, it ensures a seamless transition from the primary link to a secondary one should any service degradation occur, ensuring your critical application sessions are not compromised.
Maximising cost efficiency
Optimising costs is crucial for the utilities sector, with demands for improved efficiency in all areas. Our OWNE connectivity services support the clear, precise budgeting of your connectivity expenditure to reduce cost exposure.
- Alleviate risk with no expensive upfront investment in infrastructure.
- Optimise spending with location-specific, tailored service packages.
- Maximise productivity with Fast Deploy Connectivity.
- Avoid costly operational downtime Backup Connectivity.
- Leverage complete visibility of network activity to manage usage and reduce waste.
- Integrate existing applications and services to increase their efficiency.