Telia to Connect 900,000 Electricity Meters with NB-IoT for Swedish Electricity Distributor Ellevio

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Telia has signed a deal with ONE Nordic to connect approximately 900,000 electricity meters for Swedish electricity distributor Ellevio.

The ten-year-deal is the largest to date using Telia’s recently launched Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network. NB-IoT is a low-power-wide-area technology designed to deliver small amounts of IoT data on a massive scale.

Telia was the first to launch NB-IoT in the Nordics in late 2017. The NB-IoT standard was defined by the GSMA and builds on the security and stability of the LTE standard. It also forms part of the GSMA’s recommendation as the massive component of 5G.

The rollout of new meters will begin in the spring of 2020 and will continue until the end of 2023. The ONE Nordic contract is for a period of ten years with an option for six more years.

Anders Malmberg, MD Smart Metering, ONE Nordic
When connecting meters across large geographic areas, economic considerations go far beyond the connectivity alone. Telia is able to provide a high performance fully-managed network that support us in our ambition to focus on delivering first-class services to Ellevio.

Bjorn Hansen, Head of IoT, Division X, Telia Company
It provides deep indoor coverage, which is ideal for connecting utility meters underground or inside buildings. It also lets us deliver economies of scale that weren’t previously possible.

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

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