Singtel and global smart metering solutions provider EDMI are collaborating to deploy a smart electric metering infrastructure in Singapore.

The two companies have tested the use of smart electric meters over Singtel’s nationwide LTE Cat-M1 cellular IoT network to facilitate the wireless transmission of real-time meter readings to the power grid.

The partnership aims to cater IoT-powered smart metering solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial areas as part of the Energy Market Authority’s plan to roll out smart meters in the city in H2/2018. Singtel is also currently providing M2M connectivity for EDMI’s digital electric meters in Singapore.

Andrew Lim, Business Group Managing Director at Singtel’s Group Enterprise, said:

“Giving electricity suppliers real-time data on electricity consumption allows them to optimise the distribution of electricity to certain areas and times of the day especially when demand is peaking. The pairing of smart meters with our IoT network will give consumers more accurate meter readings and ultimately bring cost savings.”

Singtel is also working alongside Ericsson in a joint IoT innovation lab conducting trials with over 20 potential partners on the Cat-M1 IoT network; which launched back in September.

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