Smart meter deployments to double market revenue of wireless modules

An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from $532m in 2012 to $1.3 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 percent, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The […]

Free WiFi, thanks to your electric meter

Who knew that those bland little things attached to your wall to measure the amount of electricity you consume would one day provide free WiFi service to you and your neighbours? We’ve been talking about this on MuniWireless for years and finally, the city of Santa Clara, through the municipal electric utility Silicon Valley Power […]

Municipal corporation in India needs WiMAX AMR system

A municipal corporation in Surat, Gujarat, India is looking for a WiMAX system for automated meter reading (AMR) of water meters. There are about 9000 water meters of different sizes installed at present. In 2013-20414 they want to install 20,000 more meters. The city area is 335 square kilometres and they would like turnkey solution […]

Kansas power company uses Tropos for smart grid demo program

ABB, a power and automation technology firm, announced that Tropos Networks (which ABB recently acquired) will supply Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) with a wireless communication network for KCP&L’s SmartGrid Demonstration Program. Tropos’ GridCom® wireless IP mesh network will extend the KCP&L SmartGrid IP network to reclosers, capacitors and fault indicators in the […]

Cambridge, UK launches city-wide white space wireless network

Cambridge (UK) has completed the first stage of its citywide wireless network in the “white space” (the unused and underused parts of the wireless spectrum left vacant by the move from analog TV to digital TV). This initial phase consists of a wireless smart electricity meter reading application over the white space spectrum. The city […]