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Smart grid: case studies and analysis

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research

"Smart metering continues to be an important opportunity for operators, but utilities often believe that cellular networks do not meet their requirements."

Operators must develop an understanding of the requirements of the utilities sector and, in particular, the smart-grid opportunity in order to become credible connectivity providers. Some operators already have established utility businesses and generate significant revenue, but their proposition cannot always meet the requirements of the sector.

This report answers the following questions.

  • How are operators addressing the IoT opportunity in the smart grid and utilities sector?
  • What capabilities and assets can successful operators use to extend their presence in the sector?
  • How well do operators’ assets meet the requirements of the sector?

The following companies are featured in case studies.

Operators   Energy providers
  • 1NCE
  • KPN
  • Telefónica
  • Telenor Connexion
  • Vodafone
  • JRC
  • NIEN
  • SP Energy Networks