Power utilities

Move power forward
for a smarter grid

Move power forward with one IP/MPLS communications network for smart grid communications

Evolve how you communicate with the grid, and how it responds to you. Converge your communication systems into a single IP/MPLS smart grid network that is intelligent, responsive, and adaptive.


Empower your grid with secure communications. Our smart grid supports all types of devices and operational services on one converged network. And it efficiently prioritizes the data flow for each based on its importance, to guarantee that critical traffic gets where it needs to go when it needs to get there.


Respond to events in real time. Our unified IP/MPLS network reconfigures itself so information gets where it needs to go, securely and reliably. And our solution balances the load so your network performance is optimized. You can monitor and control events, and deploy your field workforce as circumstances change.


Migrate to an intelligent, responsive IP/MPLS network on your own terms. Leverage your existing investments and lay the foundation for future applications – and be prepared to transition to the IEC 61850 standard when you are ready.


See how our power utilities solutions can help you create an intelligent, responsive, and adaptive communications network.

Smart grids

Drive greater energy efficiency, reliability, and safety while supporting existing operational traffic

Rural Broadband

Deliver the benefits of ultra-broadband services while improving power delivery and quality


Modern grid communications
An adaptive grid communications network optimizes smart grid real-time applications to drive greater grid efficiency, reliability and safety.
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Quantify impact of communications on distribution grid reliability
We share our approach to quantifying the impact of a communications network on 3 universally tracked distribution grid reliability metrics.
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Transition to modern grid communications
Modernize your network in incremental steps with the help of our Bell Labs Consulting team. They can help you with a customized, vendor-agnostic evolution plan.
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Utilities provide rural ultra-broadband
Broadband Internet access is essential for rural communities to thrive in a connected global economy. And utilities can help with gigabit broadband service.
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Customer Stories

AltaLink transforms communications for a smart grid along with greater flexibility and value

Bolt Fiber Optic Services brings 1 gigabit connectivity to rural Oklahoma

Creos Luxembourg saves time and money with IP/MPLS network

DesaNet transitions to single IP/MPLS network to reduce complexity and cost

EPB Chattanooga deploys fiber to the user for broadband services and smart grid

OG&E smart grid revolutionizes network control

Opelika joins most advanced cities with ultra-broadband communications

Transpower transitions its operational network with OSS and multi-year support

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