Maingate Wins Deal to Provide M2M Connectivity & Cloud Data Monitoring for Energy Efficiency Project in UK

2 December 2014
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Maingate Wins Deal to Provide M2M Connectivity & Cloud Data Monitoring for Energy Efficiency Project in UK

A leading provider of M2M connectivity and data management services to customers around Europe, Maingate, has announced a new contract with Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), to provide M2M data connectivity, cloud-based data monitoring and processing. The deal which marks their first connectivity deal in the UK is part of a major energy efficiency project - Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency (SAVE).

According to Maingate, its SIM card-based connectivity service will ensure that data can be collected from over 8000 homes under the SAVE project covering urban, suburban and rural areas, including those homes that do not have a broadband connection. This information will then be integrated seamlessly with data from other homes using Maingate’s mvio™ platform and shared with all stakeholders in a variety of formats. 

Maingate claims that it provides M2M connectivity and information management services to more than 1,000 customers across Europe, and is particularly focused on driving innovation in the smart energy sector. The company has earlier this month, introduced a new flexible connectivity service, Connect Flex, designed to break vendor lock-in in the energy sector by allowing utilities and other energy service providers to switch network providers without the need to change physical SIM cards. 

Stewart Reid, Head of Future Networks at Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
We needed an advanced connectivity solution that would roam across networks automatically increasing the chance of a healthy connection and not tying us in to a single vendor.The flexible nature of Maingate’s solutions and their ability to integrate a broad range of technologies, systems and stakeholders has been a key strength in our partnership.

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