KDDI Vietnam said it completed validation tests of an IoT-based smart metering system in March at the DEEP C Industrial Zone at Haiphong, north Vietnam.
Haiphong is the largest port city in northern Vietnam, and home to many Japanese companies.
The tests follow an MoU the Operator signed with Dinh Vu Industrial Zone on implementing the IoT-based services at DEEP C Industrial Zone. DEEP C was established with the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone.
KDDI Vietnam employed a LPWA (LoRa) system in setting up the advanced metering at DEEP C, which features IoT-enabled remote monitoring.
Connecting electric power meters to LoRa devices makes it possible to transmit data to the LoRa gateway approximately four kilometers away, monitoring data in real time, eliminating the need site visits to read meters and check the operational status of hardware, and enabling more efficient use of electric power.
Plans call for further collaboration in LPWA-enabled remote monitoring of smart meters, security, wind-power generation and other features. LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) is an energy-saving wide-area wireless system optimized for IoT devices, with low energy consumption, performing data transmission over long distances.