Telit announced that the company has secured a six-year technology provider for the GB SMIP, Great Britain’s ambitious, world-leading £11.3bn Smart Metering infrastructure project.
Telit IoT cellular modules are to power a portion of the nearly 30 million “comms” hubs bridging ZigBee data communication between the smart meters and either RF or cellular networks. Telit-equipped cellular comms hubs will use a specially developed UE910 UMTS/HSPA module delivering the 3Gbackhaul communication, leveraging the company’s extensive experience in the energy market. According to the release, the supply commitment is valued at approximately US$220 million.
Organized and run by the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), the GB SMIP proposes to install smart meters in homes and businesses across the UK canvasing the vast majority of gas and electricity utility customers by 2020. The system will monitor consumption and provide information to help consumers and businesses use energy more efficiently.
“As a very active member of the UK’s BEAMA and specifically, its Comms Hub Working Group BCHWG, Telit is not only proud to be selected as a supplier to this world benchmark project in smart metering, but also to be a part of the think tank that worked on key standards and technology foundation that made SMIP possible,” said Yosi Fait, President and Finance Director, Telit. ”Telit has invested solidly in the special SMIP UE910 project as well as the manufacturing and logistics framework necessary to fulfill integration and rollout requirements from government as well as the various vendors involved in the project.”