Network Communications News (NCN) April 2017 | Page 18

WIRELESS NETWORKS How to build tomorrow’s smart utility – today! Todd Rigby, director of sales at Rajant Corporation; and Steven Griggs, Rajant’s senior sales engineer, highlight three ways a utility benefits from reliable communications – and 10 must-haves when selecting a network. Steven Griggs Todd Rigby 18 | April 2017 I n an effort to prepare for future demands, power utilities are looking for new ways to be more efficient, better serve customers and improve asset management. A critical par t of future proofing a utility is implementing a power ful, reliable communications network. It’s no longer possible to truly progress without one: According to the Smar t Cities Council, ‘Super fast, high capacity broadband networks are considered essential to economic growth, job creation and competitiveness’.