Nokia will support A1 to provide a private wireless network for Siemens’ microgrid, which is deployed at its Austrian headquarters in Vienna.
The A1 campus solution demonstrates the advantages of using a private wireless solution to operate critical applications such as enterprise or utility microgrids, and how they can be efficiently implemented with secure, reliable and fast connectivity.
Nokia is providing the private wireless network, while A1 is providing spectrum along with hosting and management of the campus network. The private wireless network is connecting the microgrid assets on the Siemens campus, enabling communication between the microgrid controllers and the metering or charging points at guaranteed data rates and with low latency.
The Siemens Vienna campus microgrid project includes solar generation, electric vehicle (EV) charging, building management and battery storage. Siemens has implemented 320kW of solar generation and 500kWh battery storage, all to support around 50 EV charging stations.
Marcus Grausam, CEO A1 Austria, said: “Network slicing in A1’s mobile networks allows organizations to operate private wireless networks which offer the best possible security and enable new applications thanks to lowest possible latency and high reliability.”
Peter Wukowits, head of Nokia Austria, said: “Nokia brings its experience of supporting more than 200 utility customers in networking to this microgrid project.”
Nokia is providing its industrial-grade private wireless technology and services for all existing and new A1 Austria LTE and 5G enterprise campus network deployments accelerating the digital transformation of A1’s enterprise customers.