With the rise of 5G, fiber has become an increasingly important part of the internet service provider business and, by extension, a massive sector of field service. On top of 5G, fiber to the home and growing bandwidth demands are straining field service resources. Download our datasheet to learn more.
In the United States, six million miles of electrical cable crisscross the country, supplying power to countless homes and offices. Each year, these lines have to be inspected, maintained, and repaired. If maintenance falls behind or inclement weather disrupts service, crews have to be manually scheduled and dispatched. In the field, linemen have to find where the fault occurred and then determine what can be repaired and what needs to be replaced. It’s a slow, manual process that is ready for change.
By 2024, the number of smart meter installations is expected to double. Driven by a global push for smarter infrastructure, utility companies are replacing decades-old analog meters with smart meters that provide real-time visibility into power consumption. The deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is helping companies build more efficient and profitable grids, but getting there requires a large amount of planning, coordination, and execution.
According to the Department of Energy, power outages cost the U.S. economy $150 billion annually. It’s a staggering number, and one of the reasons utilities are so focused on asset uptime. But the journey from plant to plug is a turbulent one, filled with expensive infrastructure and constant maintenance. Even when electricity is ready for consumer use, transformers are needed to bring voltages down to safe levels.