Nokia powers grid in China
03 September, 2020
Nokia has announced that the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the largest utility company in the world, will deploy a programmable and agile optical network using Nokia’s leading IP/Optical solutions.
Compared to traditional communication solutions with wire cables, optical networks provide a more reliable, faster and higher bandwidth network for data transmission. Reliable and resilient networks will allow for real-time decision making and enhance operational productivity, which is key in an industry where outage management is a top priority and concern.
The deployment will allow SGCC to expand network coverage to more power stations and offices, while also increasing capacity and flexibility. The deployment covers new deployments in Hebei, Hunan provinces and Chongqing municipality, as well as expansions in ten other provinces, including Jibei, Jiangsu and Sichuan.
SGCC supplies electrical power to more than 1.1bn people across 26 provinces, covering 88% of Chinese national territory. To cater to the increased mission-critical traffic requirements, and to future proof the network, SGCC is upgrading the communications infrastructure to monitor and control the largest utility grid in the world, producing and transferring data across long distances.