Power Quality Impact on Communication Industry

Telecom is one of the fastest-growing industries in India. Today India stands as the second-largest telecommunications market in the world. The mobile phone industry in India would contribute US$ 400 billion in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in 2014. This sector which is growing exponentially is expected to generate about 4.1 million additional jobs by 2020, as per Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA).

Today’s business houses rely heavily on digital communication, whether it is telecommunication or data communication. In digital economy importance of communication systems has increased multi folds. Not only business houses, communication systems have become very important in our daily lives.
For reliable operation of communication system, good power quality becomes very important. As per IEEE power quality is defined as the concept of powering equipment in a manner that is suitable to the operation of the equipment. Any deviation in frequency, transients, voltage sags and swells, flickers, voltage fluctuations, harmonics and phase unbalance. Any disturbance in any of these parameters can cause failure of telecommunication equipment or failure of communication system. This case study shows problems faced by the regional hub of a multinational communication capabilities deliverance company due to power quality issues and how they solved the problem.

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