“Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year Award for digital grid communications in North America is a testament to ABB’s continued leadership in communication networks and its track record with leading utilities,” said Massimo Danieli, head of ABB’s Grid Automation business within the company’s Power Grids division. “Interoperable communication networks are critical for control and operation of an increasingly digitalized grid, and our ABB Ability™-based solutions are ideally suited to support this transition, reinforcing our position as a partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”
Frost & Sullivan’s analysts attribute ABB’s success to its high degree of innovation with products and technologies, and leadership in customer value. With more than 70 million connected devices and 70,000 control systems, ABB Ability is “a visionary approach to strategically invest in product innovation by leveraging ABB’s breadth of technological expertise,” the report said.
“ABB Ability offers a unified, cross-industry digital capability—extending from device to edge to cloud—that provides a robust wireless communication platform that lays the foundation for a utility’s smart grid communications infrastructure,” said Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant for Frost & Sullivan. “ABB is a market leader in digital communications, as well as a pioneer with substation technology, leading the way with its ABB Ability platform and private wireless mesh networks.”
The ABB Ability wireless solutions enable utilities to improve system reliability and resiliency, increase safety, and maximize operational efficiency and ABB’s wireless products also serve industries includ-ing oil and gas, industrial control systems, transportation, mining, and smart cities.