[ rskrwrd, thank you for all this encouraging information that post here. Are done bashing Clearwire? ]
I dont think pointing out negatives is really bashing..in the case of CLWR a lot of the info solidified my reasons for getting into ALU...re WiFi, HetNet, ATAWADAC, Cognitive / Flexible radio, TVWS etc etc..with patents.....responses can give insights into deep DD.
Anyway...did you know Buffet has gotten into "Smart Grid", VCs are moving from solar panels-wind farms etc into "smart grid".....ALUs history goes back over 20 years in this area, which in and of itself means diddly until you realize that they have been developing the tech , and patenting same for years...refusing to back down because of the recession...refused taking the attitude like CSCO & ERIC that they will buy a co with the expertise "if needed"...and they have both done so / had to do so....imo ALU learned a great deal more building their own because they knew the numbers on the 7750 and because of the aforementioned, built the 7950, which short term was costly in the face of the recession ,but will pay off in the long term as smart grid moves from "need to do" , to a "have to do" scenario..,with push coming to shove gaining ground quickly.....SDN / NFV huge factors here as are the "purpose built" routers for the industry.....short and sweet with broad strokes post, more to come next week.
Published on Aug 16, 2012 by WebsEdgeGovernment
Pennsylvania's Statewide Radio Network Division has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to create a public safety backbone network based on IP/MPLS and microwave technologies.
As a foundation for the statewide radio network
used by state and local government agencies,
this is now being extended with the middle mile
broadband project into rural areas to enhance coverage and provide capacity for service provider broadband service offerings to citizens and businesses in under-served areas.
Why Invest In Smart Grid Companies?
Creating a Smart Grid Will Be a "Colossal Task"
One of the most important energy projects in this country and around the globe is to modernize the electric power grid. This overhaul will provide significant improvement to an old, outdated model where huge electric utilities push power into a pool, and users pull it out. This massive re-engineering project will create significant investment opportunities for those who pick can pick the right smart grid companies.
Smart grid companies that have established themselves in key smart grid related industries will have an abundance of business opportunities. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, creating a smart grid is a "colossal task" that will take years or even decades to complete. The government plans to distribute up to $11 billion to smart grid companies through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to help move the effort forward. Because this undertaking is so enormous, and because we are only in the early stages of creating the smart grid, long-term investors will be rewarded by strategically picking high quality smart grid companies now.
Sprint pushes its wireless network for smart grid
Smart grids: The next wireless goldmine?
Smart Grid. Smarter Decision.
Smart Grid. Smarter Decision.
During the next three to seven years, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) — a subsidiary of Oklahoma city-based OGE Energy Corp — is looking to deploy smart grid technology across its entire service area, which is approximately 30,000 square miles in size and serving 775,000-plus customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. The key component supporting this smart grid implementation is a private IP/MPLS wide area network (WAN). Alcatel-Lucent beat out fierce competition for the right to work with OG&E to build this WAN.
Driving OG&E’s decision to move to smart grid technology was the realization that instead of building a new coal-fired plant at the cost of $2 to 3 billion, they could meet their anticipated energy requirements by optimizing their existing energy network with a smart grid project. Through its Positive Energy® Program, OG&E will become the first utility on the grid to have 100% of their customers connected to a smart grid [read OG&E press release, here].
“With this technology, we are building an integrated solution that will benefit our customers, our employees, and our shareowners,” said Ken Grant, managing director of OG&E’s smart grid program.
Alcatel-Lucent is providing the highly reliable, wide-area, secure and scalable communications platform – what we term “mission critical communications” – that is needed to unlock the potential of the smart grid. This WAN is part of the overall smart grid communications network that also includes the local area network of smart meters, neighborhood access points and any smart devices in customer homes or businesses. Neighborhood access points are typically collection points within a neighborhood where smart grid data is aggregated and then distributed back to a substation where the utility company can use it to improve energy generation or distribution. A smart device could be any device (like smart meters, appliances, even battery operated cars) that connect via wireless to the grid and can send/receive data to and from the utility allowing the utility to control energy use. This type of control would allow utilities to, for example, regulate air conditioners or the hot water heaters to help with load sharing of electricity in an area.
By implementing this smart grid technology, OG&E anticipates being able to reduce operation costs and provide customers with more information to help them manage their energy more wisely. OG&E believes the technology will help it maintain reasonable electricity rates and continue highly reliable delivery of electricity to its customers. The smart grid program is one of several strategies OG&E to stay ahead of the changing needs of our communities and environmental resources.
“It’s critical for OG&E customers to have access to real-time energy usage patterns in order for them to make conscious and appropriate decisions on usage,” said Walt Paskowski, Vice President of Sales for Strategic Industries for Alcatel-Lucent. “As a leader in utility network transformation, we worked very closely with OG&E to develop a Wide Area Network solution that offers an easy-to-use end-to-end communications subsystem to help record energy consumption in an automated and accurate way.”
Why smart grids are key to a sustainable planet?
The power sector accounted for 24% of global emissions and could be responsible for 14.26 Global total CO2 emissions (GtCO2e) in 2020. The potential for Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to reduce carbon emissions through smart grid technology could be substantial – some 2.03 GtCO2e by 2020*. And recent developments across the globe are working to turn that projection into reality.
In everyday life, the challenges to reduce CO2 emissions are fundamentally allowing consumers to efficiently manage their energy use and ensuring the energy they consume is produced in an environmentally friendly manner. For utilities, it means a new generation of networks powering secure and real-time communications to monitor and manage efficient energy production, distribution and usage. Robust communications is key enabler of such networks. This is exactly where Alcatel-Lucent excels.
* SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age, Report by GeSI and The Climate Group, 2008 (see page 46 for Smart Grids).
What Does the IP/MPLS WAN Include?
The network will include an IP/MPLS-enabled point-to-point microwave backbone system and a point-to-multipoint WiMAX Field Area Network layer (or middle mile). The WAN will transport two-way data traffic from smart devices on the power delivery distribution system and also support communications needs for substations and business offices throughout OG&E’s territory.
What is a Smart Grid?
A smart grid combines the existing electrical infrastructure with digital technologies and advanced applications to provide a much more efficient, reliable and cost effective way to distribute energy. The main function of a smart grid is to manage power consumption in optimal ways, giving the network more flexibility in case of emergencies. Within the context of smart grids, there are different kinds of supporting technologies such as smart meters that can help monitor energy consumption and promote more effective distribution.
Discover Alcatel-Lucent energy solutions, here. Learn more how Alcatel-Lucent helps protect the environment, here and discover our solutions for eco-sustainability
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise selected to supply scalable communication services for Swedish energy company
At a glance: IP telephony service for business users in multiple locations, reducing call costs and allowing rich media Provides for over 100 regional businesses each with their own IP telephony solution Creates scalable bandwidth capable of supporting new services as demand increases Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced that is has been selected by Mariestad Treboda Energy AB, a utilities supplier serving central Sweden with electricity, district heating, Internet and telephony services to residents and businesses, to put in place a Unified Communications strategy based on a scalable communication infrastructure.
China is very worried about its quickly expanding electricity infrastructure, so worried that it plans to
increase its grid security spending from $1.8 billion in 2011 to a whopping $50 billion by 2020,
according to a new report from the business analysts at GlobalData. That's a very impressive
compound annual growth rate of almost 45%.
In other news (thats starting to escalate )...
Google : Telefonica Smart Grid
LGS Smart Grid
Cisco Smart Grid
Smart Grid Telecom 4g LTE
Alcatel-Lucent China Smart Grid
Anticipating the future's Smart Grid economy ....ALU & China
Key to a Smart Grid & lightRadio/ small cells is Fiber
Aug 11, 2012
As Google Fiber rollouts begin, here’s what cable will watch most closely
Google Fiber follows EPB's high-speed Internet availability...Alcatel-Lucent
PPL partnering with Alcatel for Smart Grid
Meet the Startup That Wants to Speed Up U.S. Broadband.......this year-old startup doesn’t plan to limit itself to the Gig.U program:
It wants to change the economics of delivering fiber to the home for cities across the country. That means potentially more gigabit connections around the U.S.
The money comes from a combination of vendor financing provided by such companies as Alcatel-Lucent......
There is a near universal consensus among mobile operators that small cells are the way of the future – the only solution that will enable them to provide the capacity they need to meet the expectations for the fast growing numbers of smartphone users.
3 more Kan. cities in line for Google Fiber