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IoT in the smart grid: opportunities for operators

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research

"Operators must develop an understanding of the requirements of the utilities sector and the smart grid opportunity to become credible connectivity providers."

The smart grid opportunity is expanding, but developments in this area are slow and fragmented. Operators need to build an IoT connectivity offering and develop expertise to meet the requirements of the utilities sector.

This report analyses the requirements for connectivity, the opportunities in the supply chain and the steps that operators can take to extend the opportunity to other parts of the value chain.

This report provides:

  • recommendations for operators on the connectivity requirements of the utilities sector
  • analysis of the smart grid supply chain and potential target areas for connectivity services
  • a discussion about how operators' services can be supported
  • case studies about operators that are successfully targeting the utilities sector with their IoT services.