In order to improve their operational efficiency and reduce costs, public utilities are recognizing the need to transition their current communications infrastructures to more advanced and flexible alternatives. While some have already started adding digital communications and monitoring systems to their production, transportation and distribution systems, there remains a critical need to optimize the limited bandwidth they have at their disposal to support their wireless networks and mobile communication applications. The Utility industry is by far an industry in transition. Of course, transition means change and change is often looked upon as a rather smooth evolution of the current state of things. We feel the Utility industry transition way more substantial than most industry players are willing to accept. Consequently, strategic moves need to be more fundamental than simply changing the business and operating model of today.