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18 April 2016

African Utilities Telecom Council (AUTC)

The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders. From its headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, UTC provides information, products and services that help members:

  • Manage their telecommunications and information technology more effectively and efficiently;
  • Voice their concerns to legislators and regulators;
  • Identify and capitalise on opportunities linked to deregulation worldwide; and
  • Network with other telecom and IT professionals
  • Members are electric, street lighting, water, gas and heating utilities globally IOU, public, cooperative and federal utilities

Serving utilities as the unbiased, knowledgeable and trusted adviser on Uses for telecommunications, IT, devices, services, OT and cyber security

Headquarters in Washington, DC Global operating units include: Canada, Europe, Latin America and Africa

The leader in helping any utility increase value through modernization by:

Enhancing safety, reliability and operational excellence objectives
Collaborating to share global knowledge, experiences and best practices insights
Supporting utilities by providing a range of services from topic consulting to training
Advocating on behalf of UTC’s members to policy makers, legislators and regulator
Mission Statement:

UTC is the source and resource for information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, collaboration, and advocacy for utilities and other critical infrastructure industries.

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