AT&T and Digi work together on home-based energy services

AT&T and Digi have joined forces to offer Digi X-Grid, a suite of products and services designed to bring connectivity to energy-oriented devices in homes and businesses.

Read more

Putting the ‘Smart’ into Smart Grid

The need for the change toward ‘smart’ utility services is clear. The UK’s electricity delivery system or ‘grid’ was built when energy was relatively inexpensive and, while minor upgrades have been made to meet increasing demand,

Read more

Stratos to target oil and gas markets with Isatdata Pro

Stratos Global has become the first Inmarsat distribution partner for Isatdata Pro products and service following an agreement with Sky Wave Mobile Communications, and its first target will be M2M services for the oil and gas industries.

Read more

White Paper: Developing Enterprise M2M Apps in Days or Weeks — Not Months or Years

Developers are building M2M applications to help companies reduce service and fuel costs, generate new sources of revenue, and increase customer satisfaction. The principle market segments and applications driving this market need for M2M solutions include

Read more

Green Party in Canada calls for halt to smart meter installations

The Green Party of British Columbia (BC) in Canada has called for smart meter installations to be stopped until a proper energy plan has been developed.

Read more

Berg Insight says smart-meter penetration in Europe will reach 52% by 2016

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.4 percent between 2010 and 2016

Read more

Wipro cloud helps Onstream in smart meter roll out

Wipro Technologies has built a private cloud for Onstream Utility Metering Services, which provides gas and electricity metering in the UK, ready for the UK’s smart meter roll out.

Read more

Kontron to help Russia in smart grid development

Kontron has signed a long-term technology agreement with the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System (FGC UES), the largest operator of energy supply networks in Russia.

Read more

Johnson Controls completes acquisition of EnergyConnect to increase demand response portfolio

Johnson Controls, a provider of solutions to increase energy efficiency in buildings, has completed the previously announced acquisition of EnergyConnect Group, Inc.,

Read more

UK government taking “major risks” with smart meter plan

The UK government is taking “major risks” with its plan to install smart electricity and gas meters in all homes and smaller non-domestic premises in Great Britain from 2014 to 2019, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

Read more

Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre “now affordable” for SMEs

The Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre is an online portal managed in partnership with global platform provider Jasper Wireless. “It’s a powerful ‘remote control’ that can save a business time and money

Read more

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.

Read more

White Paper: How operators can capitalise on the growing M2M opportunity

Several technology trends are rapidly converging to accelerate the growth of the machine-to-machine (M2M) services market. First, most network-centric organisations, including telecommunications service providers, utility companies and enterprises, are migrating to all-iP infrastructures,

Read more

Expert Opinion: Flexibility is the key to smart energy billing

Energy providers are facing numerous billing and charging challenges. In increasingly competitive energy markets, providers need to offer pre-paid and post-paid billing, timed tariffs, and load-sensitive pricing

Read more

“Protecting the Network” – How Operators Can Guard Against Risk in New M2M World

Wireless operators are beginning to appreciate the network implications of addressing the M2M market.

Read more

E.ON selects Junifer Systems’ Utility CIS

Junifer Systems, a provider of back office solutions for the utility industry, has been selected to deliver its Utility CIS to E.ON’s Sustainable Energy business.

Read more