Ericsson has been awarded a 2012 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its Smart Grid Communications Management solution. Sponsored by SmartGrid.TMCnet.com, a TMC and Crossfire Media website, the Smart Grid Product of the Year Award recognizes those products that have contributed to the advancement of smart grid technologies and reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market.
"Ericsson has provided sophisticated Plan to Provision support solutions to communications service providers for decades, and now these solutions are being implemented at utilities with tremendous benefit in both their telecom and power operations," said Elisabetta Romano, Vice President and Head of OSS and Service Enablement, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson. "Utilities that have deployed Ericsson communications management solutions are able to uncover grid-impacting network issues faster, thereby improving the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of their power networks."
The Ericsson Smart Grid Communications Management solution helps utilities optimally deploy and manage multitechnology and multivendor networks through comprehensive, integrated, end-to-end management of increasingly complex communications infrastructures. As a result, power companies can make the power grid more efficient, reliable, safe and secure through intelligent operations of the underlying smart grid communications networks.
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