As smart electricity metering rollouts progress across Europe, Asia and the United States, other utilities are looking to get in on the act. Those involved in water, gas and heat are now also seeking to take advantage of the benefits.
Smart metering is not the most obvious application for next‑generation cellular technology. Utility meters don’t need the high data speeds of up to 100Mbps that are designed for consumer mobile video streaming.
Connectivity technologies have advanced rapidly and led to the beginnings of the Internet of Things (IoT), with billions of smart, connected sensors, actuators and systems all rigged up to enable the real‑time data process
Imagine a world where you never have to sit in traffic, because your car automatically finds the best path to get to your destination. Where your car diagnoses itself when something goes wrong and points you to the nearest qualified service station.