Sometimes, to achieve bigger goals, you need to put in a collective effort. And this has been proved with Anterix’s recent collaboration.
On May 10, 2021, Anterix, a New Jersey-based organization, collaborated with 37 leading technology companies to launch its Active Ecosystem Program. Anterix, the largest holder of a licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band, coupled the launch with eleven other FCC-granted Experimental Licenses at the same band.
Post the program, the President and CEO of Anterix, and other associates, spoke about the project. Let’s take a look at what they said.
Addressing current and future energy needs
Rob Schwartz, the President & CEO of Anterix, revealed that the company had long-awaited a group effort on the 900 MHz band, as they knew about its benefits to the utility sector. Speaking about the launch, he said that it has fulfilled all their dreams and given birth to a new future for communications in electric utilities. Schwartz continued that their program would provide partners a suitable environment for building resilient and secure wireless broadband solutions. It would help them address current and future energy needs and give control over any mishaps.
The partners’ take on the deal
· Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Senior Vice President – Grid Automation (North America) at Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Michael Atkinson, said that the utility’s switch towards greener methods had pushed companies to enhance their communication networks. In these times, the option of integrating Anterix’s 900 MHz private LTE spectrum is like finding water in a desert. It gives them an upper hand in helping and attracting more customers.
Jitender Vohra, Director of Product Marketing, North America at Telit, said that working with Anterix’s program allows them to use their 20 years of experience in innovating IoT. It enables them to help utilities achieve targets like optimizing energy distribution, reducing operating expenses, and improving customer service.
· General Electric
GE, which is working on its first FCC-certified gateway for 900 MHz, said that it felt proud about the collaboration. Chris Trabold, General Manager-Industrial Communications, GE Grid Solutions, commented that Anterix’s 900 MHz is the perfect solution for the broadband communications challenges utilities are facing.
Dr. Ronald Indeck, CEO at Q-Net Security, opened up about his reasons to collaborate with Anterix. Indeck said that utilities and defense systems are two industries that need the most potent cybersecurity. Even the tiniest mistake made in the communication system of these two industries could lead to the dysfunctioning of the economy. That’s why Q-Net decided to join Anterix, which has reliable solutions for utilities.
Wrapping it up
In times like these, when everything is digital, electric utilities too need to focus on revolutionizing. And that is only possible by adopting a robust communication system that’s free from connectivity issues. Anterix’s program enables utilities to enhance their service and save their critical data by turning towards a wireless broadband platform. So hurry and join the program now!