The frequency range of 450 MHz is becoming a basis for the control and management of critical infrastructure such as transformers, transport nodes, as well as smart metering. The 450 MHz cellular band, recently introduced into LTE Cat. 1 bis, LTE-M and NB-IoT communications, provides robust connectivity with increased coverage, deeper signal penetration and, in many countries, the existing network of base stations can be used to build a wider range.
The main benefits of LTE450 network:
The changes of climate, improved reliability, preventing cyberattacks and energy saving requirements make the implementation of energy and mobility transition urgently needed. This trend forces the digitalization of millions of network components like electricity meters, wind turbines, heating pumps, charging stations for electromobility, photovoltaic farms and other network elements. This innovative high-speed network must be black-out resilient, safe and powerful and also ensure well signal propagation. These requirements can be met by 450 MHz-based radio network.
The transforming energy sector needs three main types of communication services:
and the LTE450 network is able to provide all of them.