Building a Private 4G M2M Network

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Building a Private 4G M2M Network


Dr. Mo Shakouri

Alvarion

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Santa Clara, CA May 23
-
26, 2011

Communication Segments

Segment

Backhaul

WAN (“Middle
Mile”)

NAN (“Last Mile”)

Application

Substation
Automation

Distribution Automation

Smart Meter + Appliance

Requirements

BB, QoS,
Low
latency

BB, QoS,
Low latency

Narrow Band

Technology

Fiber, Wireless

WiMAX, 3G, 11n, LTE

Wi
-
Fi Mesh, PtMP, PLC

Devices/M HH

1K

10K

1M

Trend

Increased
deployments

Increased deployments

Massive deployment in NA

NOC

Substation

Distribution

Smart Meters

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Why do we Need 4G Network?


WiMAX today, LTE tomorrow


5
-

8 miles coverage


25
-
45 Mbps capacity


Flat All
-
IP network


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


Location awareness

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Private 4G vs. Commercial Infrastructure

Why Private Networks for Smart Grid



Commercial Operators can’t
guarantee QoS



Commercial Operators provide
limited Coverage



SPG is Mission Critical not
Commercial



Ability to add applications
-

Not a
point fix solution



in the future, most utilities will rely as much, if not more, on private,
internal networks that can be built and maintained to their standards”
[UTC
Report January 2009]

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23
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26
,
2011

4G Wireless Architecture for M2M

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23
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26
,
2011

Platform options


Carrier
-
class WiMAX 802.16e certified platform


Wide range of frequencies (2.X GHz, 3.X GHz…)


Data, Voice and Video


Fixed & Mobile


Security: AES128, NERC
-
CIP

Deployment options


Macro and all
-
outdoor Micro BST


Outdoor remote RF heads


Scalable platform with up to 6 sectors

Coverage & Capacity


Optimized air link coverage and capacity


2
nd
/4
th

order diversity, MIMO and Beamforming

Performance


<100MSec roundtrip configuration


QoS levels for different applications

4G Requirements for M2M


Key Attributes