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Monday. 09 April 2018

UtiliNet Europe 2018, 15-17 May 2018, Brussels

The 4th annual UtiliNet Europe 2018 draws together 100+ utility telecom and cyber-security professionals for 3 intensive days of packet telecom implementation reviews. 14+ case studies reveal how European TSOs and DSOs are future-proofing their telecom networks to ensure high levels of reliability and cyber security as the migration from SDH to IP-MPLS and MPLS-TP takes hold.

Days 1 & 2 address IP migration strategies, the opportunities and challenges presented by the different technology options such as SDH, IP, IP-MPLS, MPLS-TP, experiences in deploying new IP-enabled services and applications such as IP SCADA, PMU, and IP Video Surveillance, monitoring of an increasingly complex multi-vendor, multi-technology telecom network, and the integration of IP network security into a comprehensive end-to-end security strategy. Assessment of the different public and private telecom infrastructure options including MVNO and PVNO will be made, as well as an examination of the future SDH and NFV service-oriented telecom network architecture.

Day 3 provides two parallel workshops, one focused on cyber-security for Utility telecom professionals, the other on supporting tele-protection services with packet telecoms.

Event highlights include:

  • Case-study programme – gain in-depth insights into the smart grid telecom implementation experiences of 14+ pioneering European utilities and understand how technology choices are being made in the context of organisational objectives and pressures
  • Technology innovation panel – quiz the telecom technology innovators on the strength of their current product offerings, their R&D pipelines and their vision for the future of smart grid telecommunications
  • Roundtable discussions – bring your specific smart grid telecommunication challenges to the table and brainstorm and problem solve intensively with the entire utility telecom technical community
  • Live Demo Labs – through a dedicated 1:1 session gain hands-on experience of the most advanced and forward-looking smart grid communications technologies and tools on to the market
  • Solution zone – get up to speed with the latest smart grid telecommunications systems and solutions on the market, discuss your specific smart grid development telecommunication challenges and get tailored advice to help propel your implementation plans to the next level
  • Networking reception – relax and unwind after an intensive day of presentations and panel discussions, meet with colleagues from across the European utility telecom community, allow new ideas to cement and new partnership opportunities to emerge

Event dates and location:

Conference: 15th-16th May 2018

Workshops: 17th May 2018 Location: Hotel Metropole Brussels, Belgium

If you’d like to join the discussion, feel free to use promo code: UTILINET-18-ETIPSNET to get 10% discount on the ticket price, at

For a more detailed description of topics and speakers you can download the event press release here.

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