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NOS, Huawei Support NB-IoT-based Smart Meter IoT Trial in Portugal

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Portuguese operator NOS, Huawei, EDP Distribuição, in collaboration with u-blox and Janz CE, have partnered for a smart electricity pilot that is based on 4.5G NB-IoT technology.

The leading energy company in Portugal, EDP Distribuição is using this technology for a pilot project as part of the UPGRID project of the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission.

The NB-IoT infrastructure has been installed by NOS while the NB-IoT smart meters were provided by Huawei.

The Parque das Nações area in Lisbon was chosen by EDP Distribuição to pilot the project among around 100 customers, until the end this year. This cluster of the city is already covered by NBIoT and has been equipped with two NOS base stations, which provide NB-IoT coverage.

Intelligent energy management in the homes of these customers, who will also play an active role in helping to improve their energy consumption efficiency, represents a relevant practical example for this technology.

Chris Lu, CEO of Huawei Portugal
We are proud to participate in this first successful NB-IoT Electricity Smart Meter project with our partners NOS, EDP Distribuição, JANZ CE and u-blox, and we renew our commitment to continuing partnerships of this kind to develop the maturity of the NB-IoT ecosystem in Portugal.

Joao Torres, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDP Distribuicao 
EDP Distribuição is available, as it always has been, to participate in partnerships and share knowledge with a view to finding ever more innovative solutions that can leverage value creation for final customers in relation to new concepts of intelligent networks and new business models.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com.

 

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