Nokia to Power the Grid for SGCC, World’s Biggest Utility Company

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Nokia announced that the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) will deploy a optical network using Nokia’s leading IP/Optical solutions. SGCC is the largest utility company in the world.

The deployment will enable SGCC to expand network coverage while also increasing capacity and flexibility. SGCC supplies electrical power to over 1 billion people across 26 provinces and covers 88% of Chinese national territory.

This deployment leverages Nokia’s WaveFabric optical solution to deliver a network that is reliabile for critical and non-critical services, operator assistance and support for businesses and multi-media services and the provincial backbone with bandwidth to connect high-voltage power stations and substations along the electrical power transmission line.

Optical networks provide a reliable, faster and higher bandwidth network for data transmission as compare to traditional communication solution.

SGCC and its customers will benefit from:

  • A Nokia optical network that can be upgraded to much higher reliability and is ready for smooth TDM and packet evolution to protect network investment.
  • With the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) WDM/OTN, the SGCC regional backbone can be optimized for high capacity, multi-service support, and resilience, also ready for OTN sinking extension in the future.
  • Improved and efficient control of operations via an application management tool that enables access control, real-time performance monitoring, an intuitive alarm display, more customized reporting, efficiency improvement and a local language user interface.

Markus Borchert, President of Nokia Greater China, said, “This expanded partnership with State Grid Corporation of China is a milestone for Nokia’s optical portfolio. Data-driven insights are key to SGCC’s overall digital transformation as it looks to deliver safe, reliable electricity for more than 1 billion people. We are proud to be playing a major role in developing this highly reliable transport network that will evolve how critical and non-critical grid communications are delivered”.

You can read more details here.

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