Cellular Communications and the Future of Smart Metering

January 10, 2012 // By Sierra Wireless
In the past, while many utilities relied on cellular technologies to connect concentrators and industrial sites, they used other communication networks to connect the meters themselves. Cellular WAN solutions offer a number of advantages for Smart Metering deployments including lower communications infrastructure costs and significantly reduced installation costs and implementation times for smart metering projects. This white paper will look at the advantages of cellular technology for smart metering and discuss “best practice” design guidelines for cellular smart metering infrastructures.
Sierra Wireless, smart metering, M2M