Amdocs launches connected home solutions to speed SPs' connected device market entry

St Louis, Missouri, USA — Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems, has launched two new solutions that enable service providers (SPs) to quickly and cost-effectively enter the fast-growing connected devices market.

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Vodafone receives Logica accreditation

Logica has awarded an accreditation to Vodafone Global Enterprise for the secure and reliable way in which it uses its mobile network to enable smart meters as part of Logica’s Smart Data Service.

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Berg Insight says worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will reach 602.7 million units in 2016

New research from the analyst firm Berg Insight says that the worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.6 percent

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Telenor Connexion to enable OnStream’s gas and electricity meter wireless communication

OnStream, a UK based National Grid company, has announced their selection of Telenor Connexion to link up their new, mobile communications-based gas and electricity meters.

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Cellular smart meter growth set to soar

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communications modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research.

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University receives grant to research smart grids

The University of Westminster has been awarded a grant of £507,000 from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to support research into smart grids.

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Oki development ready for Japanese 920MHz launch

Oki has developed what it claims is Japan’s first wireless multi-hop communications system for the new 920MHz frequency band, which is scheduled to be opened by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications in July 2012.

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UK government announces €5.22bn investment in smart meter network and data services

The government of the United Kingdom has announced up to €5.22 billion in seven to nine year contracts, to build a wide area network and data services, to support smart meters.

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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.

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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.

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Smart meters help Oxfordshire village cut energy consumption

Smart meters from GE have helped the village of North Leigh in Oxfordshire reduce its energy consumption by 10% for three consecutive months.

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