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  1. Optimized 4G Smart Grid Connectivity Eedo Lifshitz Director, Business Development

  2. Smart Grid Network Architecture WAN (Wide Area Network) FAN (Field Area Network) NAN (Neighborhood Area Network) HAN (Home Area Network) Holistic 4G Network addressing: Real Time, QoS, Broadband & Mobility Requirements

  3. Why do we need 4G for the Middle Mile? • Broadband • Video surveillance application to monitor the Grid • Instant software upgrades • Instant data collection for Business Intelligence Analysis • Support future AMI broadband applications • Low Latency • Utility applications that demand sub 100ms latency • Real-time consumption measurement by the utility call center • QoS • Allow real-time activation of critical DA devices • Voice & Data applications • Mobility • Line truck crews connectivity to Smart Grid applications

  4. 5 Major Communication Options • Wireless vs. Wire line • Private vs. Public • Broadband vs. Narrowband • Licensed vs. Licensed Exempt Spectrum • WiMAX vs. LTE

  5. Aligning 4G WiMAX to Utility Smart Grid objectives

  6. Selection criteria • Commitment to WiMAX • Experience • Size of deployments • Number of WiMAX deployments WW • Years of experience • Optimized SPG connectivity solutions • All outdoor link reliability and availability • Micro and macro configurations for tower and pole deployments • Modular architecture that reduces operation complexity • High-availability configurations • License and license-exempt frequencies • Maximize Return on infrastructure investments • Upgrade path to future WiMAX versions • Scalable pay-as-you-grow architecture • Shared infrastructure for multiple frequencies

  7. Questions?