Telefonica To Link Smart-Meters
Telefonica is to provide cellular communications links for two out of three lots in the UK’s smart meter tender.
Meters in areas without cellular coverage will be connected by Connode’s IPv6 based wireless mesh links.
The Smart Meter Implementation Programme involves the roll out of 53 million gas and electricity meters across the UK by 2020.
Connode will supply a software platform, together with integration and support services. A narrowband mesh software client will run in the residential Communications Hub as a complement to the cellular network. Connode server software will be integrated in Telefónica’s Smart M2M architecture.