Aging networks, increasing regulation, security and digitalization are driving utilities to modernize their ICT infrastructures. Modernization will enable these providers to offer new services, reduce emissions, and improve maintenance, safety, and security. With more than 50 years’ sector experience, Ribbon helps facilitate the transition and enable faster access to the associated benefits.

Utility to UTelco Whitepaper



Utilities are under increasing pressure to improve their services, reduce carbon emission, and increase safety. By digitizing their networks, utilities can make their distribution networks more efficient and secure. This digitized network supports the introduce smart IoT devices to achieve better control of network resources and remote assets in real-time. High-resolution video from CCTV cameras is used to increase security, improve safety, and provide better customer services. Advanced voice and video provides the ability for increased collaboration between the remote front-line workers and central office experts. Video surveillance, perimeter intrusion detection, and access control all increase the physical security. The communications network is fundamental to transporting this digitized data efficiently, while continuing to support features, such as mission-critical services (like SCADA), and the monitoring and control of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs).
IP Wave for utilities provides the field proven, solution to support this digitization while at the same time providing optimized support for legacy, mission-critical applications like SCADA, teleprotection, and emergency communications.
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Utelco Evolution

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From Utility to Utelco

UTelcos are competitive telecom operators owned by or related to a utility company (power, water, gas, oil, transportation). They usually begin as a group within the utility company in charge of delivering internal communication services. They can then become a competitive telecom operator under the utility-holding company or government entity. Find out the next steps in our Whitepaper.

Utility to UTelco Whitepaper

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IT/OT Upgrades Made Simple

Utilities have traditionally managed their IT and OT networks as separate sub-networks. This webinar will discuss another approach: how to combine these networks onto a common physical infrastructure.

Benefits of combining the networks can include:

  • A simpler overall network design and lower operating costs
  • Common equipment can carry both networks simultaneously, lowering capital costs
  • A network that can be upgraded, expanded, and enhanced as demands change and new services are added
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IT/OT Upgrades Made Simple