Telecommunications Network Planning & Architecture Development

Telecommunications networks in electric utilities have undergone a tremendous transition over the last few years. Networks are evolving from multiple, independent single-purpose to more of a single platform network supporting different data types. In the new age of "convergence", managed Ethernet, IP, MPLS and numerous wireless technologies are offered by vendors, and the utility must decide on a migration path appropriate for its environment. With Smart Grid requirements to overlay on top of the telecommunications infrastructure, the utility has communications challenges that have never before been encountered.