Managing the hybrid grid
As utilities press forward with smart grid initiatives, they are adding sophisticated communications networks to the transmission and distribution power grid. This is resulting in a hybrid grid – part power, part communications – working together, yet requiring dedicated management expertise and supporting systems. Efficient and effective management of these networks is central to keeping the smart grid “smart,” and therefore vital to the reliability, safety, and security of the power grid.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology, and a global provider of services to Utilities. These services are focused on the design, deployment and management of communications-dependant applications such as Smart Metering and Smart Grid. Ericsson's equipment portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network access equipment, optical transmission equipment, software, and broadband and multimedia solutions. The company is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies. Ericsson provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services.