Rogers lands six-year smart meter contract in Quebec

Rogers Communications is to provide M2M wireless connectivity across the province of Quebec in Canada to Hydro-Quebec. Rogers will connect Hydro-Quebec’s central system with up to 600 collectors, which aggregate data relayed from the province’s 3.8 million smart meters.

Rogers was awarded a six-year contract because of its expertise in being able to provide M2M turnkey business systems via a reliable network at competitive prices.

“We are proud to work with Hydro-Quebec to deliver this innovative, seamless turnkey business solution which will allow for real-time connections across Quebec,” said Philippe Sicotte, vice president of business systems at Rogers.

Rogers combines a wireless network and its M2M control centre deployment platform. In addition, it integrates hardware from partners to enable M2M wirelessly.

To service Hydro Quebec, Rogers will team up with Xplornet Communications to ensure satellite connectivity in remote parts of Quebec. Rogers will begin deployment on a trial basis of the M2M wireless connection of Hydro-Quebec’s smart meter collectors this month.

“Rogers deploys innovative business solutions that allow its customers to have full control of their network and their operations,” said Sicotte. “Rogers M2M customers have peace of mind knowing that their devices are running on Rogers’ proven reliable network.”

Over the past 15 years, Rogers has enabled hundreds of thousands M2M connections in Canada. The company uses GPRS, Edge and HSPA network technologies.


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