Petri Hovila

Petri Hovila has been working for energy industry over 20 years. He has held several engineering, project manager and line manager positions in ABB. Currently he works as a senior principal engineer at ABB Finland and is responsible for research program and IPRs for Distribution Solutions business

IEEE 5G Summit 25 March, 2019

Wireless communication in utility applications – an opportunity to 5G

Power and energy distribution is in a middle of revolution, since we are looking towards more sustainable approaches to produce and consume energy. Increasing complexity in future energy ecosystem requires modern, advanced technologies to maintain safety and reliability of operation. 5G has a potential to create a value in different industrial and utility applications as well be an enabler for future innovations. One of the most interesting increments in 5G is URLLC, which should provide reliable, low latency communication channel and bring alternative to wired connections in critical applications like power system protection. Successful implementation of new technologies requires a close collaboration between vertical industries and it takes time to create a common understanding of targets. Implementing pilots from the lab to the field, is the way towards practical deployment of new technologies. This is also important from value creation and business point of view.



Thank you to all who participated or co-operated in making the 1st 6G Summit happen!

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Available presentations on

Video recordings of the 1st 6G Wireless Summit keynote speeches on 6G Flaghsip YouTube Channel

6G WIRELESS SUMMIT Programme Leaflet as PDF

Detailed agenda published under PROGRAM

3-day programme on one page  6G WIRELESS SUMMIT PDF

See the list of posters to be presented at the 1st 6G Summit HERE