Transpower

Network upgrade while supporting analogue connectivity for Transpower

Transpower New Zealand Ltd had over 13,000 kilometres of transmission lines and 180 substations and switchyards, and maintained a large number of low capacity analogue radio systems to help manage the electricity grid’s performance.

The required network upgrade needed to support an unusual mix of speech and data and include the distribution of IP-based intelligence, while still supporting legacy analogue equipment. With our equipment, Transpower gained efficiency in bandwidth use, increased capacity, and gained operational savings by reducing third party suppliers, spares inventories and maintenance costs.

Aprisa delivers significant value in the form of ongoing operational savings. With the mixed analog voice, data and IP interfaces embedded into the radio platform, Transpower has been able to significantly reduce the equipment required on site, reducing third-party suppliers, spares inventories and maintenance costs.

Kieran Devine, General Manager Service Delivery

Featured case studies

  • Government of Slovenia

    Fires are one of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of Slovenia’s forests: in 2003 alone, 65 fires ravaged an…

  • Meralco

    Meralco, The Philippines’ largest electricity utility, needed to support its mission-critical traffic for real-time monitoring and control.

  • Telecom Fiji

    Telecom Fiji needed to link 37 offshore resorts and islands to the mainland, despite the challenges of transmission over water,…

  • ANDESPETRO

    When oil company Andes Petroleum Ecuador (ANDESPETRO) needed to deliver guaranteed telecommunications connectivity between two points over 100 kilometres apart,…

  • British Gas

    British Gas needed continual monitoring of gas production parameters at the Miskar gas field, 125 km offshore.

  • Transpower

    Transpower New Zealand Ltd had over 13,000 kilometres of transmission lines and 180 substations and switchyards, and maintained a large…

  • OPT

    The French Polynesian national communications provider, OPT, needed to extend GSM and POTS coverage to the remote island of Maiao,…

  • PT Kerata Api

    PT Kereta Api faced a major challenge: 6,000 kilometres of track and 571 train stations, many in remote tropical locations,…

Need more technical information?

Our technical case studies demonstrate how the Aprisa radios have helped solve our customers' "communications challenges".