The private wireless communication technologies like Enterprise-WiMAX / LTE and broadband wireless mesh represent the preferred solutions for easily extensible multi-purpose wireless communication networks. However, for singular applications with just modest data rate requirements and end points spread over a large geographical area, an extensive private broadband wireless infrastructure cannot always be implemented with a positive benefit-cost ratio. In these cases, the recently enhanced UHF radio systems (for the sake of distinction from classical UHF, here denominated as UHF evolution) constitute a better match for these kinds of requirements.
Data rates: purpose-fit bandwidth ~ 100 kbps
Coverage: up to dozens of kilometers
Implementations in licensed radio spectrum, with narrow-band spectrum usually readily available to utilities.
UHF evolution is ideally suited for applications with moderate bandwidth requirements (e.g., monitoring or automation via IEC 60870-5-104), even in case of just selective rollouts and including rurally distributed grid assets. The systems provide the merits of modern radio communication including automatic scalability between throughput and range. Due to the deployment of licensed spectrum and the flexibility of private network design, they are also appropriate for mission-critical applications.
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