Europe’s 274mn smart meters must be made secure by design, says Berg Insight

According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm, Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe will grow by 22% in 2018 to reach 151.9 million.

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Wireless mesh networking devices market to grow at almost 9% a year until 2021, says Technavio

Technavio analysts forecast the global wireless mesh networking devices market to grow at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

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ZTE releases Intelligent Energy Management system based on NB-IoT

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, released its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Intelligent Energy Management System globally.

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Research progresses in Germany on future lighting for smart home, smart city, smart factory, and smart art

Nearly 20% of all the electricity consumed in the world is for lighting. And about 80% of that lighting is attributed to professional applications such as building, office, industry or street lighting, and about 20% to private residential lighting.

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Need for Utilities to meet consumer expectations with energy saving programmes

Pike Research’s just published Smart Grid Consumer Survey indicates that U.S. consumers have fairly realistic – or perhaps optimistic – expectations when it comes to saving money on their electric bills

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Smart utility meters to account for half of all meter market revenues by 2016

The overall utility billing meter market is expected to reach nearly $13 billion in 2016, according to a study recently published by IMS Research, now part of IHS. 2016 is also anticipated to be the first time

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Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of European smart metering in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the smart metering market in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest

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Electric substation automation market forecast to reach $4.3bn by 2020, driven by smart grid integration

Boulder, Colorado, USA. August 7, 2012 — The integration of substation automation functions into the broader smart grid architecture is shifting the substation automation opportunity toward newly automated smaller distribution substations, and into retrofit modernisations

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Global public cellular service revenues for Smart Grid to reach US$1bn by 2020

Boulder, CO, USA — Electric, gas, and water utilities have long used public cellular networks (pictured) to link field devices to the utility’s central operations systems. Until recently, however, the use of such networks in the utility sector has been limited, primarily due to restrictive pricing and perceived technical limitations. Yet there is now a

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New energy efficient wireless M-Bus module for 169MHz from Telit

Trieste, Italy. 5 October, 2011 — Machine-to-machine (m2m) technology specialist, Telit Wireless Solutions, is launching a new module this month featuring wireless M-Bus transfer technology. The new ME50-169 module features 169MHz and is said to be suited for smart gas, water, heating or electricity meters.

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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.

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Will 2011 be the year that the smart grid flourishes? The Network Operators View

It is an exciting time to be involved in smart grid, says Amy Cooke, Strategic Business Development Director at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. At the time of writing, there are a number of positive stories on the subject:

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