Utilities

Could your Business Achieve More with Better Connectivity?

September 30, 2021

Videos

Could your Business Achieve More with Better Connectivity?

In this webinar, we dismantle the perception that satellite for IoT is too costly, fragile or insecure to be effective, and give real-life examples of where the extra data provided by satellite IoT connectivity has materially improved outcomes - from smart farming to disaster management, environmental monitoring to renewable energy production.

Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off

September 30, 2021

Blogs

Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off

IP communications will inevitably require all remote sites to be linked via digital IP connections when the traditional PSTN lines are switched off in 2025. By understanding the application, the frequency of transmission and volume of data ensures the best communications solution fit - be that BGAN M2M or the new RockREMOTE from Ground Control.

Can Satellite be an Effective PSTN Replacement?

September 30, 2021

Videos

Can Satellite be an Effective PSTN Replacement?

In this video we explore the challenge presented by the PSTN switch off, particularly the impact on British utilities companies. We'll propose satellite connectivity as a solution to these challenges, but this offers you a broad spectrum of possibilities, so we explore the best options for this application.

Calling UK Utility Providers…Get Switched on About the Big Switch Off

September 27, 2021

Blogs

Calling UK Utility Providers…Get Switched on About the Big Switch Off

The PSTN will be switched off in December 2025. With 16 million lines and channels to manage, most replacements will be straightforward swaps to cellular or fibre. This leaves an estimated 10% of sites too far from the exchange to be serviced by fibre or broadband over copper, with many of these also requiring more resilience than cellular coverage offers. Here's what Ground Control recommends for these sites.

Satellite Solutions for Solar Resource Assessment

February 4, 2015

Blogs

Satellite Solutions for Solar Resource Assessment

Finding a suitable location is one of the biggest challenges in the renewable energy industry. For a solar installation to be successful, it has to deliver a consistent and reliable supply of energy. To do this, it must be situated in exactly the right place.

Resolving the Data Communications Challenge for Water and Wastewater Service Providers

February 12, 2014

Blogs

Resolving the Data Communications Challenge for Water and Wastewater Service Providers

The provision of water to homes and businesses as well as wastewater treatment is essential. In fact, water utility companies need to provide billions of litres of fresh water to residential and commercial customers and to recycle equal amounts every day.

The Challenge of Remote Locations for the Renewables Industry

January 24, 2014

Blogs

The Challenge of Remote Locations for the Renewables Industry

Renewable energy generation sites for hydro, wind and solar farms can often be in remote or hostile locations. There are many challenges in providing data backhaul from such sites, whether they're in the development or deployment stages.

BGAN M2M – a Reliable, Global Satellite Data Service for Asset-Monitoring and Control

December 13, 2013

Blogs

BGAN M2M – a Reliable, Global Satellite Data Service for Asset-Monitoring and Control

Monitoring and control systems in remote, unmanned locations require a reliable and cost-effective communications service to collect and transmit data to operations centres for further processing.

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