Scottish Power wires not-so-smart meter while npower provides dumb billing

If you go away this summer and return to find an unexpectedly large phone or utility bill, spare a thought for Nigel and Linda Brotherton of Roughlee, UK who recently received a bill from their energy supplier, npower, for £500 million (€632 million).

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Smart In-Home Displays for utilities will save Britain £6bn in three years, says BEAMA report

New research predicts savings of more than £6 billion (€7.3 billion) by UK households on their gas and electricity bills just by using In-Home Displays. These IHDs are being offered to consumers as part of the UK’s national smart meter roll-out.

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The M2M world market in 2013

(Blog): In volume terms, the overall M2M market is growing fast in all wireless markets and in all regions. A total of 136 million cellular modules were expected to be active at the end of 2012. According to Samuel Ropert (pictured) of analysts IDATE, overall annual growth for the next four years should top 30%

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The main challenges in the energy ecosystem today

What are the main security issues around M2M in the energy ecosystem?

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European Utility Week sets the scene for exhibitors' new product launches

European Utility Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16 October 2013 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality M2M solutions, products and services, has announced the market roll-out of the LE910 LTE module series with initial variants for North America and Europe.

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Global water meter market posts larger growth than initially projected

Austin, Texas, USA — The global market for water meters enjoyed greater revenue growth than expected last year, thanks to a move toward the use of high-value products, according to a newly released report entitled “The World Market for Water Meters” from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight.

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Stream selected to participate in Tata-UKTI Mentoring Programme in India

London, UK – Stream Communications Ltd has been selected to participate in the prestigious Tata/UKTI Mentoring Programme in Pune, India.  Stream’s M2M wireless network services are highly relevant to the fast growing Indian market.

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u-blox introduces GSM module for smart gas meters

Thalwil, Switzerland – Swiss-based u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and integrated circuits for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets, has introduced the SARA-G350 ATEX, an ultra-compact, low power, surface mount GSM/GPRS modem module certified for use in devices operating in potentially explosive environments such as smart gas meters.

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Smart meter focus slows adoption of innovations to help consumers with their energy bills, says CEO

(BLOG) Woodbridge, UK:  The energy industry is missing a major opportunity to transform the energy market for consumers now that UK smart meter roll out has been delayed. So says Chris Saunders (pictured), CEO of Navetas, who today speaks out for homeowners.

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Smart meter technology grew more popular in 2012, according to Navigant Research survey

Boulder, Colorado, USA – According to a new consumer survey from Navigant Research, favourable attitudes toward the concept of the smart grid in general, and toward smart meters in particular, increased noticeably in 2012.

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Kamstrup ramps up in Austria for new smart metering business

Skanderborg, Denmark – As a part of the delivery of a 1,000 unit pilot with Wien Energie GmbH, Kamstrup has announced the opening of an Austrian subsidiary in Vienna’s Millennium Tower.

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GainSpan claims industry first for its Wi-Fi® and ZigBee® IP single chip

Nuremberg, Germany – GainSpan® Corporation, a provider of ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), unveiled the GS2000 at Embedded World 2013 Germany last week. It is said by the company to be the first single chip solution to bring together two IEEE low power standard wireless technologies: Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n) and 802.15.4.

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First order for new Smart Grid Technology signed in Denmark

The energy supplier, Østjysk Energi (DK), has signed contract on a complete wireless smart metering system, including 30,000 smart meters. This makes Østjysk Energi the first utility to order the new smart grid-platform, OMNIA

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Deutsche Telekom and Maingate partner to promote CapEx-free smart metering by utilities

London, UK. November 1, 2012 (EXCLUSIVE) — Maingate Solutions of Sweden and Germany’s incumbent telecom network operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT) have announced the launch of a CapEx-free roll-out of smart metering infrastructure.

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Nothing smart about my metering

(SKETCH:) November 2, 2012 — M2M Now’s Editor, Jeremy Cowan is struggling with his own smart meter rollout.

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Smart homes regulation and the market: Are we just stumbling forward?

(BLOG:) “In failing to plan, then you plan to fail.” So goes the adage widely ascribed to Benjamin Franklin. Such trite phrases have a habit of falling on deaf ears. But, its application to the smart home agenda exposes serious shortfalls

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