Thursday, December 1 2022

Ericsson announced the opening of its Global Utilities Innovation Center in Plano, Texas, a state-of-the-art facility that will help deliver 4G and 5G solutions for utilities.

The new, fully functional facility consists of a purpose-built operations lab and demo environment locations that will allow utilities to engage with Ericsson and its partners to solve real-world connectivity issues.

“Private cellular networks are key enablers for utilities on their digital transformation journey to meet multiple use cases, and utilities can now leverage our global utility innovation center to experiment with different use cases. 4G and 5G usage and co-create with our ecosystem partners,” said Koustuv Ghoshal, vice president and head of utilities, energy and industrial, Ericsson North America. “We look forward to partnering with utilities around the world on their grid modernization journey.”

Test the interoperability of the tests

The Global Utilities Innovation Center is integrated into Ericsson’s state-of-the-art appliance test lab a short distance from the Plano site, where utilities and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partners can test the interoperability of their appliances. field and IoT on critical networks. in a safe and secure environment.

As a fully functional, end-to-end operational lab, the center contains a physical representation of a smart utility grid, enabling real world demonstrations of end-to-end private grid operations on the power grid, generation and the transmission to the distribution until the end. users.

“Utilities need mission-critical networks that must be secure, reliable and increasingly sustainable,” said Per Wahlen, Business Development Manager, Ericsson North America.

End-to-end solutions

“This center is a state-of-the-art facility where we can work closely with utility companies, explore new 4G and 5G use cases, and deliver end-to-end solutions. At every point, you can see the benefits of the latest generations of cellular wireless networks in improving the security, resilience, and efficiency of electrical infrastructure.

Ericsson’s Global Utilities Innovation Center creates an interactive and engaging experience to showcase solutions from Ericsson and its partners for utilities. The Innovation Center environment is a learning platform for the exchange of information and ideas between utilities, Ericsson and the wider industry.

The environment also enables co-creation with Ericsson partners as utilities replicate their end-to-end use cases. The Global Utilities Innovation Center includes the Ericsson Experience Center in Plano, Texas, and Ericsson Labs in Richardson, Texas.

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