- Industry: Energy & Utilities
Nearly every electric utility today relies on Frame Relay and other TDM commercial wireline carrier services to support critical control data. However, the major carriers have already announced plans to discontinue these services, and many utilities have already received notification that they will need to migrate to another packet-based type of service or face discontinuation of service to critical operational assets.
Join West Monroe's Dan Frein, Alcatel-Lucent, and Burns & McDonnell as they seek to bring clarity to this highly disruptive situation by discussing the issues driving the evolution of the carrier network, and the impact of this evolution to the utility. The presenters will identify the common packet technology options that can be used to replace the legacy services. With a focus on how the utility can continue operations utilizing utility-owned networks and/or public carrier services, the presenters will explain the packet technologies of Carrier Ethernet, IP, IP/MPLS, and MPLS-TP, resolve myths and misunderstandings and provide real world examples of when one technology was deemed by the utility to be more desirable than another.