Westermo’s cost saving secure network technology helps Electricity North West improve the quality of supply to its customers

Wolverine Ethernet Line Extenders enable existing cable infrastructure to be used to create a secure Ethernet IP-based network used for controlling electricity substations in the north west of the UK

Electricity North West has upgraded its data communications network to an Ethernet IP-based solution to help improve the service provided by its electricity distribution network. The modernised, `non-operations’ network provides increased reliability and bandwidth helping the company to better monitor and control the supply of electricity to 2.4 million properties in the UK. Critical to the project was the use of Westermo’s Ethernet line extenders, which enable the existing ageing copper cabling infrastructure to be used, thereby ensuring the project was economically viable.

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