Date Added: Mar 2010
Telecommunications operators are well versed in deploying 2G and 3G wireless networks. These networks presently support the mobile business user and/or retail consumer wishing to place conventional voice calls and data connections. The electrical power industry has recently commenced transformation of its distribution networks by deploying smart monitoring and control devices throughout their networks. This evolution of the network into a 'smart grid' has also motivated the need to deploy wireless technologies that bridge the communication gap between the smart devices and information technology systems.